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"Massage Courses & Sports Massage Courses at the London School of Massage, the UK's most successful school for massage and body therapy training.  Massage courses and training in London and throughout the UK"

Some of the massage courses and training we offer include:



Anatomy & Physiology Courses
Distance Learning Course / Home Study or Evening Class Course

VTCT (ITEC) Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology For Complementary Therapists
Level 3 Course (RQF)

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This course is open to beginners, there are no pre-requisites.

Students have a choice of qualification to apply for with this distance learning A&P course. They are as follows;


VTCT (ITEC) Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Complementary Therapies (Level 3 RQF)

QAN 603/4100/2

VTCT (ITEC) Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Complementary Therapies (Level 3 RQF)

This is a UK qualification providing the firm foundation and prerequisite for many of the professional massage courses and complementary therapies within VTCT (ITEC). This would be the qualification to choose if you are planning on doing further training in the Complementary Therapy sector (e.g. Massage, Arometherapy, Reflexology etc.) as this unit is an integral part of most of these courses.


VTCT (ITEC) Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology (Level 3 RQF)

VTCT (ITEC) Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology (Level 3 RQF)

QAN 603/4038/1

This is an International qualification in Anatomy and Physiology, designed for students with an interest in learning about the body. It's a good foundation entry level course into this field.


*If you are unsure which to choose, please check the VTCT (ITEC) website to find a full specification of the course syllabus or give us a call in the office to discuss.*

About this ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Diploma Course ...

Human Anatomy and Physiology is the study of human beings — the structure of our bodies and the way they work. Pathology is the study of diseases, or put another way, physiology that has gone wrong!

Human Anatomy and Physiology is a course whose content is relevant to us all. The more we know about our bodies, and how they work – and sometimes do not – the better equipped we are to look after ourselves and maintain our health.

This course is offered as part of our Distance Learning and Home Study program which will guide you through comprehensive notes and workbooks around the human body and its functioning.

The course follows the ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Complimentary Therapists syllabus and is graded at level 3 (QCF) which is a nationally recognised qualification.

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology forms the foundation stone for many courses in complementary and massage therapies. It is an ideal course for students wishing to study human anatomy and also for those in the fields of medical studies, complementary therapies and bodywork.

Completion of this course may provide exemption and count as credits towards other advanced courses.
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What will I learn in this Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course ...

Each topic will be followed up by the learning of some of the common pathologies (different diseases which affects that system).

The course material will include a full course file and workbooks (PDF version) as well as mock multiple choice papers for exam preparation.  You will also be guided to useful websites which will assist your home learning.

The course will cover the full ITEC Level 3 (QCF) syllabus in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Complementary Therapists and cover the following topics:

  • Cells and their Organelles
  • Different types of Tissues and their classification
  • Skin - its different layers and functions
  • Skeletal Systems - composition, types and function of bones & joints
  • Muscular System - different types of muscles, their composition and function.
  • Cardiovascular System - Heart structures and function, Blood Vessels and Blood Circulation
  • Lymphatic System - Lymph glands and production of Tissue Fluid
  • Respiratory System - Lungs and air pathway and exchange of gases
  • Neurological System - Brain structures and function and Nervous Tissue
  • Endocrine System - Main endocrine organs and role of hormones
  • Genito-Urinary System - Kidneys and water metabolism
  • Pathology and diseases of the various body systems

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course Prerequisites ...

This course is open to any aspiring individual who has an interest in the study of Anatomy & Physiology or is usng it to advance onto other courses and complementary therapies.

It is a Level 3 Qualification and QCF accredited.

ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course Length ...

Home Study Course

This course can be studied in your own time and you can submit your course work when you are ready, and then we can schedule your exam.  This course must be completed within 1-year of enrolment.


Mixed Mode Course

This course is a combination of home study and class study. The class study element would coincide with our Massage Level 3 Course dates, where students would just come in for the morning sessions to cover the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology element. This course must be completed within 1-year of enrolment.

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course Exams ...

Home Study

At the end of each module there will be short questions and tasks which will be completed at home as a learning resource, these should submitted to the school via e-mail or post. 

Evening Course

At the beginning of each week there will be short test based on the previous week's learning.


There is one home assignment to be completed by students.


For either the Home Study or Evening Course there will also be a final multiple choice exam of 50 x Questions on Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology which will need to be completed by attending our London school's in either Harrow or King's Cross .

Opportunities after Completing this Course ...

Upon successful completion of our ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology courses, students have gone onto:

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VTCT (ITEC) is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training. It is approved as an Awarding Organisation (AO) in the UK. As such all RQF qualifications are approved on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
VTCT (ITEC) Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology qualifications are recognised by major examination bodies and upon successful completion of this course will allow training in other complementary therapies such as Body Massage and Baby Massage.
elcas anatomy courses london school of massage This course is ELCAS approved and those elegible can apply via the ELC scheme using provider nymber 11265.



General Information:

Inclusive Of: Coursework and Exam Fees

Eligibility: Open to all.

Maximum per course.

Home Study A&P CertificateCode: A&P1

This course is home study and can be started anytime.

Total £395.00 (Discounted before 31/10/2021) £395.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross


Home Study A&P DiplomaCode: A&P1

This course is home study and can be started anytime.

Total £395.00 (Discounted before 31/12/2021) £395.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross


Home & Class Study A&PCode: A&P2

This course is BOTH home and class study.
a) Home study can be started anytime
b) Class study follows the same dates as the APM classes.
Call for details and to discuss before purchasing.

Total £595.00 (Discounted before 31/12/2020) £595.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross


Home & Class Study A&P DiplomaCode: A&P2

This course is BOTH home and class study.
a) Home study can be started anytime
b) Class study follows the same dates as the APM classes.
Call for details and to discuss before purchasing.

Total £595.00 (Discounted before 31/12/2021) £595.00 Thereafter

Kings Cross


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