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Level 3 Award in Business Practice for Complementary Therapies (ITEC)

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The Business Practice for Complementary Therapies (ITEC) course is delivered by therapists who are experienced in running their own businesses. The course is blended learning and includes a workbook followed by a one-day workshop. The course is designed for all therapists including complementary, beauty, hairdressing as well as counsellors and practitioners, to prepare a business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice.

Dates and times

  • Saturday 7th November 2020 from 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 18th April 2021 from 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Friday 25th June 2021 from 9.30 - 4.30pm


The full cost is £185. The deposit cost is £50.  


Whilst enrolled upon the course you will write your own business plan, which will include the following information:

  • Mission statement
  • Market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Corporate image and design
  • Premises
  • Products, services and prices
  • Financial planning 
  • Legal requirements
  • Marketing and communication 

The course is assessed via

  • Business plan assignment  


To enrol on this course you must be 18-years-old or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.


Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a record of achievement, unless taken as part of a level 3 qualification, when it will be listed on your certificate/diploma.