Core Subjects

Core Subjects

Anatomy & Physiology

KF Approved Level 3 A&P courses

Optimum Health Balance - Susanne Lakin

Woodland View, Dixon Road, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 9EA. Tel: 01692 407555 Email: 

This course is specifically designed for any kinesiology students and therefore adopts a different emphasis from more conventional A and P courses

It takes place over 6 days (usually 3 weekends) and aims to promote an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology within the context of the holistic model of health and from the perspective of a kinesiologist. In addition to the more conventional ‘science’ it considers common physical problems and associated imbalances on all levels and includes techniques clients can use to help themselves retain balance.

The assessment is in 3 parts. It includes a personal journal, home study as well as a final assessment.

PKP – Professional Kinesiology Practice: home study A&P course

Instructor: Denise Gurney. Contact information: 07843 256 906 Email:

The purpose of this unit is to provide a simple, basic introduction to A&P and teach the use of medical terminology to communicate with clients, fellow workers and health professionals. The unit is a blend of two ASQA units: HLTAP401B and HLTCOM408D.  

Those completing this unit will be able to describe in simple anatomical terms the respiratory, integumentary, urinary, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive and nervous systems with special reference to the brain and special senses; describe the human skeleton and types of joints; explain muscle structure and describe the origin, insertion and action of major muscles of the body on a regional basis; use specific/medical terminology to communicate with clients, fellow workers and health professionals.

This home study unit has an assignment journal which will be assessed by an ICPKP Faculty member on completion, then the student sits an online assessment. Contact Denise Gurney to find out how to register at any time.

All students require to have access to an iPad or iPhone in order to complete the course.

Courses are ongoing. Guideline: 100 hrs study time.

Essential Training Solutions - online A&P  01279 726800
Click here for details of Essential Training Solutions Online A&P Course
This is an online course which can be done in your own time and space. Guideline 90 hrs, level 3.

Essentials For Health

2 Dukes Place, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2QH

Tel: 08451080088

This A&P course is provided by an online virtual classroom as a distance learning package, via the internet. There are 12 hours of films that are watched online, and the distance learning package with assessments, exercises and reading takes an additional 80-100 hours to complete. You will be able to obtain the level 3 VTCT Diploma or the BTEC level 3 Award in Anatomy and Physiology. A demonstration is available here. 

A comprehensive training in the origins, insertions and actions of 40 major muscles of the body is included.

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The course is examined by a 1 hour multiple choice paper for ITEC and 3 hour written paper for VTCT and BTEC. Exams can be taken online, via Zoom or at various regional exam centres across the UK and in several other countries.  Exams are held monthly.

Helen McGuinness Health & Beauty Training

The Study book which was written by Helen covers the current NOS (National Occupational Standard) for the Health & Beauty industry as set out by Habia and therefore does not appertain specifically to one awarding body such asITEC. It is designed to be generic across all the levels (1 to 3) of the NOS and therefore relevant to qualifications that are based on the current NOS. Helen’s book has also been used for a number of years by colleges in the UK as part of their programmes

They are accredited by VTCT and cover the A&P with their students who are undertaking qualifications such as level 3 massage and have to have complete A&P at that level as part of the award.

They suggest on average 150 hrs study and this A&P is for Level 3 only.

Helen McGuinness Health & Beauty Training International
Unit 2, Old Farm Court
Nursling Street, Rownhams
SO16  0AJ
Telephone: 023 8026 6448

Centre of Excellence: Online Anatomy & Physiology Diploma course (at least level 3).

The Anatomy & Physiology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

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Langton Smith Clinic
37 Surrey Street
West Sussex  BN17 5BH

Tel: 07900 218954

This course aims to provide a full understanding of the structure and function of the main body systems.  It is a home-study course and can be completed in the students own time. It has been structured into 5 assignments and has been specifically designed for Kinesiologists. It includes the 42 muscles which other courses, such as ITEc, do not normally include. Julie Langton-Smith is an accredited ITEC tutor as well as a D32/33 assessor.  The first assignment is sent with a guided learning video which is used as a reference. A portfolio of evidence is created by the student over the course and is invaluable for future reference.  A certificate of achievement is accredited at the end of the course. For those students wishing to take the ITEC exam please request further details.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) - minimum 90 notional hours

If you already hold one of the following you can apply for accreditation of prior learning from your head of Advanced Kinesiology (see Advanced Kinesiology training options for the names and details of heads of Advanced Kinesiology):

ITEC courses - preferably to credit level - at many centres, including massage and physical therapy schools.

Certificates from the following providers do not meet the current requirements - BSY (British School of Yoga), SNHS (School of Natural Health Sciences), Stonebridge College.