Cornwall College

HNC Complementary Health Therapies

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CHFD100 Professional and Interpersonal Skills

      This module will enable students to extend their understanding of interpersonal and communication skills used in working with people. These skills will be identified, practised and developed during the module.

    • CHFD103 Holistic Body Massage for Health and Wellbeing

      This module gives the student the ability to provide and perform body massage treatments for a number of conditions and for practitioner status.

    • CHFD104 Psychology for Practitioners of Complementary Therapies

      An introduction to a range of psychological perspectives relevant to the practice of complementary therapies.

    • CHFD108 A study of Traditional Medicine

      This module allows students to explore Eastern and Western philosophies which have an effect on the application of complementary therapies. Workshops and discussions encourage evaluation of complementary therapies as an Art or a Science.

    • CHFD111 Holistic and Symptomatic Reflexology

      This module gives the student the ability to provide and perform Reflexology treatments for symptomatic conditions and stress or health related conditions and for practitioner status.

    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1123 Homeopathy

      This module introduces the students to the philosophy of homeopathy and its application in specific acute conditions. It introduces a range of remedies to be considered for various acute conditions and how to select the right remedy, prescribe correctly and manage the case. It will provide knowledge of homoeopathy which can assist practitioners of other therapies in their own practice.

    • CORC1140 Anatomy and Physiology

      Anatomical and physiological knowledge and understanding of the human body as a total and adaptive organism, rather than a collection of parts. To provide an opportunity for the student to contextualise the systems studied within the framework of their Complementary Therapy.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

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