Introduction to
Complementary Therapy

Providing you with a good introductory knowledge of complemetary therapy.


Why take this course?

This course is for anyone that has a genuine interest in developing basic skills and knowledge in complementary therapy treatments, and will provide you with a basic but detailed overview of the holistic therapy treatments.

Please note that this course is for interest only and does not sufficiently qualify learners for professional practice in beauty or complementary therapies.

What you will experience

You will be introduced to the main subjects taught within complementary therapy, focusing on things like massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. You will cover:

  • Introduction to complementary therapy
  • Introduction to basic skills/knowledge for massage treatments
  • Introduction to basic skills/knowledge for reflexology treatments
  • Introduction to basic skills/knowledge for aromatherapy treatments
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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but applicants must have a genuine interest in complementary therapy.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, students can progress to study other short courses in beauty or complementary therapies at North East Scotland College. Some may also consider full-time study.


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.