VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Unit UV31299 is a required for all VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy courses.


Course Content:

  • Organisation of the body, Cells and Tissues
  • Integumentary System
  • Skeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Muscular System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System


Entry Requirements

Willing to learn, commitment, good time management and organisational skills.


Examination Process

There are two final examination papers (multiple choice) to test your knowledge which will take place on the final session. A pass rate of 70% is required for both papers. You are required to complete a small assignment based on pathologies for your portfolio to be carried out at home.


Qualification Attained

Upon completion you will receive a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology which is industry recognised and fully insurable. This can be completed as a standalone unit or as part of our full Diploma courses.

Good to Know

This course is included in our payment plan scheme - contact us to learn more

N.B. Please note Infinity Training Academy is a private training provider although classes do not run on bank holidays they may be scheduled to run within school holidays so please check and plan before enrolling and committing to a course. Infinity Training Academy cannot be held responsible as this is highlighted in our 'Terms and Conditions' which all candidates must read and agree to abide by before enrolment.


Training will take place at our beautiful training academy in Melbourne, Derbyshire. Location, travel and accommodation information will be sent to you following enrolment.

To book a course please complete the on-line booking form or to ask any questions please Call Sue on 07971987940. We look forward to welcoming you onto our courses.

Good to Know

Can't attend this course at Infinity? no problem - our online course may suit your needs

Key Features of the Level 3 Certificate:                                           

  • Just one fee -EVERYTHING you need provided, including a guarantee!
  • Accredited qualification
  • Final assessment of just 2 papers of multiple choice questions with a 70% pass mark
  • Choice of assessment location - even your own home!
  • Two fabulous study manuals and CD included - you need buy nothing more!
  • Free licence to the Health and Safety Resource, tailored to therapists to help and protect you in the workplace
  • Free access to the ETS Resource Centre with links to videos, animation, and other resources to further support your study if you choose, without slowing you down
  • Interactive tutorials and online assessments mean you can study completely from home
  • Immediate online marking of assessments so no written assignments to be posted
  • Until the certification end date to complete - so, unlike many courses, there are no extra charges for not completing within a year
  • And we even guarantee your success!

Please Note:

You will notice that this qualification is called a "Certificate". Since 1st September 2012 it has been impossible to achieve an accredited "Diploma" in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from any Government-approved Awarding Organisation. This QCF Level 3 Certificate is now the recognised qualification and the industry norm.


Please note: Infinity Training Academy requires you to complete your online Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology course within 1 year from your registration date of your Complementary Therapy course. You may want to therefore complete this course before starting your therapy programme if you limited on time.


More Details:

If you are beginning a career in complementary healthcare, or simply need an accredited qualification in this subject, this is the course for you. The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies contains one of the 4 units that make up the Level 3 Diplomas in therapy qualifications on the RRQ (Register of Regulated Qualifications). You can study at home (UK and International) and achieve a professionally recognised certificate that will give you 13 credits.

Confused about Awards, Certificates and Diplomas? Click here.

We are an approved VTCT centre and experienced online learning specialists and so you are in good hands! Online learning is an excellent way to study should you be unable to travel regularly to college, have to fit studying around life, need to qualify quickly or simply want to take your time and enjoy the journey without the pressure of imposed timetables.

Our online VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology allows you to study at home, at your own pace, using the time that suits you. You can enrol on any day and our final assessments, if you select to attend our Assessment Centre, are held every 8 weeks. If you cannot attend our Assessment Centre we can arrange for you to take your final assessment at your chosen location via a webcam. You therefore have complete flexibility and control. We provide all the resources you need, including a CD ROM and two Study Manuals, and so you do not need to purchase anything else.

Our easy-to-use online course coupled with our unrivalled support enables you to achieve your professionally recognised certificate in the way that best suits you, so you can then confidently continue with your career, safe in the knowledge that your thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology will stand you in good stead. This qualification is issued by a government approved awarding organisation, and so this accredited qualification will be recognised by the leading insurance companies.


What are the Advantages of our Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology online course?

  • Start the course whenever you wish
  • Home study / distance learning - study in your own home!
  • Study at your own pace
  • Comprehensive tutorial written by an e-learning expert to maximise your learning and retention
  • Continually monitor your progress through self-assessments
  • Unlimited e-tutor support
  • Access to blogs so you can communicate with others
  • All the material you need to pass is supplied, including a CD (so you can study the interactive tutorial off-line) and two comprehensive Study Manuals - all terrific resources to keep forever
  • No waiting for results - online marking is immediate!
  • Free access to the ETS Resource Centre
  • Free licence to the Essential Health and Safety Resource
  • No regular travelling expenses
  • No time limit other than the certification end date
  • No hidden costs

And the course comes with a guarantee


Why take an Online Course in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology?

Anatomy, physiology and pathology is perfectly suited to online delivery. Because anatomy, physiology and pathology is purely theoretical and requires no hands-on or face-to-face interaction, the whole of the subject can be presented and assessed online. You are not left unsupported - you have unlimited contact with an e-tutor who is there to help, guide and encourage to ensure you reach your individual goals. You also have access to online blogs to communicate with other students.

Home Study

Our online VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology requires no classroom attendance. The full interactive tutorial is delivered online, in the comfort of your own home. You can self-study at your own pace and fit your study time around your personal commitments. You do not have to wait for the beginning of the next academic year to start - you can enrol at any time.

Online Assessment

Many distance learning courses involve posting assignments to your tutor and then waiting for them to be marked and then returned. This is not the case for our online anatomy, physiology and pathology course. All assessments are taken online and marked immediately. You can therefore progress faster and without any inconvenience. Once you have demonstrated your understanding by passing these online assessments you can take the Final Assessment.

Final Assessment

This is the only part of the course that must be invigilated. You are encouraged to attend our Assessment Centre in Northamptonshire. We will ask you to bring photo ID and you will sit a final invigilated assessment. This contains 2 papers each containing multiple choice questions with a 70% pass mark and, like every other aspect of our Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology course, it is delivered online. There is no waiting for weeks for your result – you know immediately. We hold Final Assessments every 8 weeks and so, not only can you enrol at any time, but you have a broad choice as to when you sit your Final Assessment too. The Final Assessment is absolutely nothing to worry about.

If you live outside of the UK or if travelling to our Assessment Centre is problematic for you, we can arrange for you to take your final assessment from the location of your choice. The only requirement therefore is that you do have access to a webcam with both visual and audio functionality. We have software that enables us to invigilate both your surroundings and your screen. Taking your final assessment using this method also means that you are not limited to the final assessment dates shown below, making our course even more accessible and flexible for you!

When is the Final Assessment held?

We have final assessments scheduled at approximately 8 week intervals throughout the year. You will be required to meet for refreshments at 10.30am for an 11am start. If you select to take your final assessment from home, we arrange your assessment date to suit you - so you are not tied to the set dates.

And the cost of our Anatomy & Physiology online course?

Just £340.00 (inc VAT) and is fully inclusive of the following:

  • VTCT course registration
  • VTCT lifelong membership
  • all examination fees
  • 24/7 online access for the duration of your course
  • the Essential Anatomy & Physiology Combo pack (containing the CD and a Study Manual)
  • the Complete Pathology for Complementary Therapies book
  • access to the ETS Resource Centre
  • licence to Legal fitness - our one-stop Health & Safety resource
  • our unrivalled, unlimited student support.

In short - EVERYTHING you need we provide. And your result is guaranteed! Plus there are no hidden costs whatsoever and you are not required to purchase any other study material.

What happens after I enrol?

We e-mail you with the login details that you use to access the course. You progress through the course at your own pace, supported as required by your e-tutor. Once you have shown your mastery of the subject you elect to sit your final assessment and your VTCT Level 3 Certificate will be sent to you.

Will my PC be able to run the course?

This course is delivered online and so there is a minimum system requirement as set out below. If you are in any doubt we can arrange for you to access the course for a few minutes to test compatibility. We offer full technical support on all our products and this is no exception!

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC and MAC compatible
  • Broadband internet connection

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Google Chrome 11, Firefox 4, Safari 5, Internet Explorer 8, (JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled on all browsers)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word (or equivalent)


What some of our learners have said about this course:

''This course was everything I wanted and more. It was so in depth and detailed and I really feel as though I have learnt a huge amount. Chris and Sharon were amazing all the way through the course, nothing was ever too much trouble for them. They were always there to answer my questions with prompt and detailed answers and never failed to put me at ease. With constant encouragement and reassurance it was hard not to feel inspired and encouraged which really helps you to learn. The content of the course was extremely relevant and detailed. I'm so pleased I was introduced to ETS and will definitely be returning for more learning in the future should I need to. I can't thank you enough for all your help and for helping me to achieve this qualification.''  Kate, Nottingham

''I found the support provided by the tutors on this course to be exceptional. With it being an online course I didn't expect to feel particularly valued as an individual but this has not been the case. Any queries I had were immediately responded to and I have felt encouraged throughout. I found the course hard going, as is the nature of Anatomy and Physiology, but I am glad I studied through Essential Training Solutions.''  Nicola, Derby


upcoming dates


September: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th then October: 6th, 13th, 20th

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January: 26th
February: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
March: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

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This course is included in our payment plan scheme - contact us to learn more

£700.00 Includes tuition, all learning resources, assessment fees, portfolio marking and certification. Registration fee with VTCT is not included (£16.00) and payable on enrolment.


Therapists out there if you are wishing to expand your learning skills I recommend you book yourselves on a course or two with Infinity Training Academy,Sue Masters was my tutor, this lady is a shining star and a font of therapy knowledge.
Lynn, Alfreton.