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ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council

The International Therapy Examination Council was established in 1947 by Dr William Arnould-Taylor. In 1973 it became known as ITEC. In 1998 a former lecturer an examiner, Jane Foulston, became the Director of the organisation

Under Jane's stewardship ITEC has created examination procedures and protocols of the highest levels in disciplines including sport, education, complementary and beauty.

ITEC is Internationally Recognised

ITEC is an international examination board that offers a range of qualifications globally. The Council has forged very strong links with employers across the World that comprehend and appreciate the level of knowledge and expertise that is achieved by an ITEC qualified therapist. ITEC qualified therapists are recognised in 33 countries including Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

ITEC provides in excess of 35 qualifications that are approved by the government of the United Kingdom.

These qualifications are accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examination Regulator (OFQUAL) on behalf of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), and are registered on the National Qualifications Framework in the UK.

The ITEC qualifications receive funding from the Learning and Skills Council.

ITEC qualifications are readily transportable and are recognised within industry both nationally and internationally.

ITEC - Practical & Applied Qualifications

The syllabus for each ITEC qualification is closely aligned with the practical issues and roles of therapists in active practice. ITEC qualified therapists are ready to apply their acquired skills and knowledge immediately post-qualification.

Complementary Therapies Covered by ITEC

ITEC qualifications are an excellent means to enhance a career in the complementary industry. An ITEC qualification can help by demonstrating a full knowledge and understanding of the topic and a high standard of practical skills. Being ITEC qualified enables people to work internationally.

ITEC has twelve complementary programmes that lead to practical qualifications including the following:

Level 2

Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Level 3

Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology

A theory only course covering all the anatomy and physiology of the body.


Diploma in Aromatherapy

Advanced aromatherapy techniques are included in the course including lymphatic drainage and acupressure points as well as the holistic approach. The properties of 41 essential oils are studied and the course teaches the uses of the oils to create the remarkable results they provide. Key to the course are the Case Studies undertaken by students.


Diploma in Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapists

The course covers the digestive system, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and nutrients. Included are: calories, RDAs, cholesterol, carbohydrates, proteins, vegetarian diets, food allergies and food poisoning. This is ideal for any complementary therapist who wishes to be able to give more guidance to their clients on healthy eating and the holistic approach.
Diploma in Holistic Massage


Diploma in Infant & Child Massage

Teach parents/guardians how to massage their infant/child for the purposes of relaxation.


Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage is a specialised form of massage that works specifically on the lymphatic system. It is an extremely light form of massage that is very beneficial for the lymphatic system and clients with any form of swelling and fluid retention.
Diploma in On Site Massage


Diploma in Reflexology

Students are taken through the history and philosophy of this age-old therapy. The course covers the reflex zones and the related reflex areas as well as common disorders and ways in which to treat them.
Diploma in Reiki


Diploma in Stone Therapy Massage

The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Stone Therapy Massage is to enable candidates to provide treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release.


Diploma in Thai Massage

The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Thai Massage enables candidates to provide treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release.

 

What ITEC Does

ITEC registers and inspects colleges that deliver ITEC programmes demanding exacting standards for training courses. ITEC provides an independent examination system that tests the underlying knowledge and skills of students. By adhering to these standards this provides successful students with confidence to work as a professional therapist.

ITEC qualifications can be acquired in over 750 colleges across the World in colleges that offer part-time, full-time, weekend and evening programmes ITEC graduates work as salon and clinic owners or as visiting therapists, in spas, clinics, salons and health farms, in the Health Service, at sports centres, clubs and leisure centres, and on cruise liners. Many graduates are self-employed.

ITEC Contact Details

To find an ITEC approved centre in Ireland contact ITEC directly:

ITEC
2nd floor, Chiswick Gate
598-608 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 5RT
Tel: +44 (0)20 8994 4141
Fax: +44 (0)20 8994 7880

Email: info@itecworld.co.uk


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