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  • NC30023F_v3

    VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Flower Essences

    Credit value: N/AGuided learning hours (GLH): 75Qualification number: NC30023

    Statement of unit achievementBy signing this statement of unit achievement you are confirming that all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements have been achieved under specified conditions and that the evidence gathered is authentic.

    This statement of unit achievement table must be completed prior to claiming certification.

    Unit code Date achieved Learner signatureAssessor initials

    IV signature (if sampled)

    Mandatory units

    VR194

    VR52

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    The qualification

    Introduction

    The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Flower Essences is a course that will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge required to become a professional Flower Essence Therapist.

    You will learn about the infusion process, history and benefits of flower essences and different flower essence product ranges.

    You will also learn about vibrational medicine, subtle energy, aura, chakras, chi energy, energy patterns of flowers.

    Although Flower Essence Therapy lacks scientific validation, you will learn how to provide a safe and professional service for clients.

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    Progression

    On completion of this qualification you will be able to progress to the following VTCT qualifications:

    Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Crystal Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Colour Therapy Level 3 Diploma in Reiki (QCF)

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    Qualification structure

    VTCT unit code Unit title Credit value GLH

    VR194 Provide flower essence therapy N/A 45

    VR52 Use interpersonal skills with therapy clients N/A 30

    Total credits required - N/A

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    All mandatory units must be completed.

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    Guidance on assessment

    External assessment (any requirements will be shown in the unit)

    Externally assessed question papers completed electronically will be set and marked by VTCT.

    Externally assessed hard-copy question papers will be set by VTCT, marked by centre staff and sampled by VTCT external verifiers.

    This book contains the mandatory units that make up this qualification. Optional units will be provided in additional booklets (if applicable). Where indicated, VTCT will provide assessment materials. Assessments may be internal or external. The method of assessment is indicated in each unit.

    Internal assessment (any requirements will be shown in the unit)

    Assessment is set, marked and internally verified by the centre to clearly demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. Assessment is sampled by VTCT external verifiers.

    Assessment explained

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    VTCT courses are assessed and verified by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in this record of assessment book.

    Your centre will have an internal verifier whose role is to check that your assessment and evidence is valid and reliable and meets VTCT and regulatory requirements.

    An external verifier, appointed by VTCT, will visit your centre to sample and quality-check assessments, the internal verification process and the evidence gathered. You may be asked to attend on a different day from usual if requested by the external verifier.

    This record of assessment book is your property and must be in your possession when you are being assessed or verified. It must be kept safe. In some cases your centre will be required to keep it in a secure place. You and your course assessor will together complete this book to show achievement of all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and ranges.

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    Creating a portfolio of evidence

    As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

    Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement, and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.

    Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

    Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

    All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course.

    Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidates Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct.org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

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    Unit assessment methods

    This section provides an overview of the assessment methods that make up each unit in this qualification. Detailed information on assessment is provided in each unit.

    Mandatory units External Internal

    VTCT unit code Unit title

    Question paper(s) Observation(s) Assignment(s)

    VR194 Provide flower essence therapy 0

    VR52 Use interpersonal skills with therapy clients 0

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  • Unit glossary

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    Description

    VTCT product code

    All units are allocated a unique VTCT product code for identification purposes. This code should be quoted in all queries and correspondence to VTCT.

    Unit title The title clearly indicates the focus of the unit.

    LevelLevel is an indication of the demand of the learning experience, the depth and/or complexity of achievement and independence in achieving the learning outcomes.

    Credit valueThis is the number of credits awarded upon successful achievement of all unit outcomes. Credit is a numerical value that represents a means of recognising, measuring, valuing and comparing achievement.

    Guided learning hours (GLH)

    GLH is the number of hours of teacher-supervised or directed study time required to teach a qualification or unit of a qualification.

    Observations This indicates the minimum number of observations required to achieve the unit.

    Learning outcomes

    The learning outcomes are the most important component of the unit, they set out what is expected in terms of knowing, understanding and practical ability as a result of the learning process. Learning outcomes are the results of learning.

    Evidence requirements This section provides guidelines on how evidence must be gathered.

    Observation outcome

    An observation outcome details the practical tasks that must be completed to achieve the unit.

    Knowledge outcome

    A knowledge outcome details the theoretical requirements of a unit that must be evidenced through oral questioning, a mandatory written question paper or portfolio of evidence.

    Assessment criteria

    Assessment criteria set out what is required, in terms of achievement, to meet a learning outcome. The assessment criteria and learning outcomes are the components that inform the learning and assessment that should take place. Assessment criteria define the standard expected to meet learning outcomes.

    Range The range indicates what must be covered. Ranges must be practically demonstrated in parallel to the units observation outcomes.

  • VR194Provide flower essence therapy

    The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of flower essence theory and relate it to use on clients in a safe manner. The study of flower essences is a therapy that is not based on modern scientific practices. However, it is a subject of some complexity and its adherents require a qualification that regularises data within a framework that is insurable. Therefore the unit provides what is necessary for this particular skill to be applied and thus is the primary building block for a potential lifetime study.

    This qualification is generic and not intended for any one range of flower essence products exclusively. You should be aware of the various flower essences available and be able to use them with clients. Case studies on a varied range of clients should be utilised in the course of gaining evidence for the qualification.

    VR194_v4

  • GLH

    45

    Credit value

    N/A

    Level

    3

    Observation(s)

    1External paper(s)

    0

  • On completion of this unit you will:

    Learning outcomes Evidence requirements

    VR194

    Provide flower essence therapy

    1. Be able to assess the client and prepare a treatment plan for using flower essences

    2. Be able to use flower essence therapy

    3. Be able to evaluate the use of flower essence therapy and advise on home use

    1. Environment Evidence for this unit must be gathered in a real or realistic working environment.

    2. Simulation Simulation is not allowed in this unit.

    3. Observation outcomes Competent performance of Observation outcomes must be demonstrated to your assessor on at least one occasion.

    4. Range All ranges must be competently demonstrated.

    5. Knowledge outcomes There must be evidence that you possess all the knowledge and understanding listed in the Knowledge section of this unit. This evidence may include projects, assignments, case studies, reflective accounts, oral/written questioning and/or other forms of evidence.

    6. Tutor/Assessor guidance You will be guided by your tutor/assessor on how to achieve learning outcomes in this unit. All outcomes must be achieved.

    7. External paper There is no external paper requirement for this unit.

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  • Achieving observations and range

    VR19412

    Achieving observation outcomes Achieving range

    Your assessor will observe your performance of practical tasks. The minimum number of observations required is indicated in the evidence requirements section of this unit.

    Criteria may not always naturally occur during a practical observation. In such instances you will be asked to produce supplementary evidence to demonstrate your competence in this area. Your assessor will document the criteria that have been achieved by producing supplementary evidence.

    Your assessor will sign off an outcome when all criteria have been competently achieved.

    The range section indicates what must be covered. Ranges should be practically demonstrated as part of an observation. Where this is not possible other forms of evidence may be produced. All ranges must be be covered.

    Your assessor will document the portfolio reference once a range has been competently achieved.

  • Outcome 1

    Observations

    You can:

    Observation 1 Optional OptionalDate achieved

    Supplementary evidence

    Portfolio reference

    Assessor initials

    Learner signature

    *May be assessed through supplementary evidence.

    Be able to assess the client and prepare a treatment plan for using flower essences

    a. Note referral data from other sourcesb. Elicit the clients reasons for seeking flower

    essence therapy and their expectations

    c. Cleary and fully explain the purpose and uses of flower essences

    d. Elicit and record relevant information concerning the clients lifestyle, and physical and emotional state

    e. Complete accurate and up-to-date records and preserve confidentiality

    f. Reassure the client and adopt a sympathetic attitude towards problems disclosed

    g. Observe client body language and respond correctly

    h. Ensure the client suffers minimal embarrassment, stress or discomfort

    i. Establish any contra-indications of medical

    importance and advise the client to ask the physician if there is any reason why treatment may not be given and any therapy or service given is in accordance with medical advice*

    j. Analyse and discuss the findings with the client

    k. Prepare and agree an appropriate therapy plan with the client and answer questions fully and accurately

    VR194 13

  • Outcome 2

    You can:

    a. Prepare the working area and make sure necessary materials are to hand

    b. Prepare flower essences in accordance with the agreed therapy plan

    c. Answer the clients questions fully and accurately and confirm understanding and agreement

    d. Make sure the client is in a relaxed, balanced state and ready for therapy

    e. Recommend relaxation techniques as appropriate to enhance the therapy

    f. Provide flower essence to client and fully explain on usage

    g. Monitor the client constantly throughout therapy

    h. Establish the clients wellbeing at the end of the session

    Be able to use flower essence therapy

    *May be assessed through supplementary evidence.

    VR19414

    Observation 1 Optional OptionalDate achieved

    Supplementary evidence

    Portfolio reference

    Assessor initials

    Learner signature

  • Outcome 3

    You can:

    *May be assessed through supplementary evidence.

    Be able to evaluate the use of flower essence therapy and advise on home use

    a. Elicit feedback from the client and explore the outcomes of therapy

    b. Advise the client of adverse reactions to the therapy and confirm understanding

    c. Discuss and recommend further treatments with the client

    d. Amend the therapy plan as necessary in agreement with the client

    e. Provide advice on possible contra-actions and suitable aftercare procedures

    f. Discuss the methods of using flower essences in everyday life with the client and confirm understanding

    g. Advise the client on homecare and the home use of flower essences

    VR194 15

    Observation 1 Optional OptionalDate achieved

    Supplementary evidence

    Portfolio reference

    Assessor initials

    Learner signature

  • Range

    *You must practically demonstrate that you have:

    Worked with all types of clients Portfolio referenceNew

    Existing

    Young to old

    Considered all lifestyle factors Portfolio referencePhysical activities

    Occupation

    Diet

    Family situation

    Behaviour patterns

    Dealt with all types of emotional state Portfolio referenceStress

    Worries

    Ambitions

    Interests

    Beliefs

    Dealt with all types of physical state Portfolio referenceCurrent state of health

    Minor ailments

    Undergoing life changes

    Relevant physical problems

    Previous illness

    Family history

    *It is strongly recommended that all range items are practically demonstrated. Where this is not possible, other forms of evidence may be produced to demonstrate competence.

    VR19416

  • *You must practically demonstrate that you have:

    Met all treatment objectives and outcomes Portfolio referenceImprovement in mood

    Relaxation

    Confidence building

    Concentration

    Memory improvement

    Revitalisation

    Help with life-changes

    Dealt with all personality types Portfolio referenceNervous

    Non-nervous

    Confident

    Gregarious

    Dominant

    Introvert

    Extrovert

    Used all methods of application Portfolio referenceStock remedy

    Mixed remedy

    Oral

    Topical

    Bath

    Energy points

    *It is strongly recommended that all range items are practically demonstrated. Where this is not possible, other forms of evidence may be produced to demonstrate competence.

    VR194 17

  • *You must practically demonstrate that you have:

    Used all techniques Portfolio referenceDiagnostic

    Methods of use

    Carried out all types of relaxation Portfolio referenceVisualisation

    Breathing

    Meditation

    Dealt with all types of adverse reactions Portfolio referenceSomnolence

    Weepiness

    Over stimulation

    Lack of energy

    Increase in energy

    Energy points

    Given all aftercare and home use advise Portfolio referenceDrinking water

    Relaxation

    Further therapy

    Other types of therapy

    Home use of flower essences

    Lifestyle adjustments

    *It is strongly recommended that all range items are practically demonstrated. Where this is not possible, other forms of evidence may be produced to demonstrate competence.

    VR19418

  • Achieving knowledge outcomes

    Developing knowledge

    You will be guided by your tutor and assessor on the evidence that needs to be produced. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed using the assessment methods listed below:

    Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

    Where possible your assessor will integrate knowledge outcomes into practical observations through oral questioning.

    VR194 19

  • Knowledge

    Outcome 1

    Be able to assess the client and prepare a treatment plan for using flower essences

    You must know and understand: Portfolio reference /Assessor initials*

    l. The assessment of a client and how to obtain full and accurate information without embarrassment or distress

    m. Methods of establishing the clients needs such as dowsing and muscle testing

    n. Flower essence theory

    o. The necessity of preparing short and long-term therapy plans

    p. The importance of client care, consideration and confidentiality

    q. Clarity and accuracy in communication

    r. Verbal and non-verbal methods of communication

    s. How to explain about the possibility of adverse reactions (contra-actions) and give the correct advice to the client

    t. The preparation, bottling, labelling and storage of flower essences

    u. How to mix and dilute flower essences

    * Assessor initials to be inserted if orally questioned.

    VR19420

  • Outcome 2

    Be able to use flower essence therapy

    You must know and understand: Portfolio reference /Assessor initials*

    i. The use of flower essences with clients

    j. Subtle energy theories and the stated attributes of different flower essences

    k. Methods of producing flower essences

    l. About balancing and grounding procedures for both client and yourself and why this is essential

    m. The concepts of auras, chakras, and how flower essences are related

    n. Methods of determining the correct use of flower essences

    o. That other therapies can be used with flower essences such as reflexology, yoga, colour and crystal therapy, reiki and aromatherapy

    p. Techniques of visualisation, breathing and meditation for relaxation and how these can be explained to clients

    * Assessor initials to be inserted if orally questioned.

    VR194 21

  • Outcome 3

    Be able to evaluate the use of flower essence therapy and advise on home use

    You must know and understand: Portfolio reference /Assessor initials*

    h. The evaluation of the use of flower essences for clients

    i. The provision of ongoing therapy and aftercare

    j. How to obtain meaningful feedback from the client including reactions to treatment, emotional changes and why this is important

    k. How to advise on possible adverse reactions and suitable aftercare and the reasons for doing so

    l. How to explain home use of flower essences to the client

    * Assessor initials to be inserted if orally questioned.

    VR19422

  • VR52Use interpersonal skills with therapy clients

    The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding when formalising procedures and establishing outcomes from the application of interpersonal skills in contact with the client. It has always been the case that discussion on a wide range of issues occurs when all physical non-medical therapies are applied. The reasons why the client is seeking therapy treatment may be obscure. It is meeting client needs and re-establishing a confident and forward looking attitude, integrated through the combination of applying interpersonal skills and the therapy treatments that is important.

    VR52_v4

  • GLH

    30

    Credit value

    N/A

    Level

    3

    Observation(s)

    1External paper(s)

    0

  • On completion of this unit you will:

    Learning outcomes Evidence requirements

    VR52

    Use interpersonal skills with therapy clients

    1. Be able to use interpersonal skills to identify client requirements

    2. Be able to assist the client through the use of interpersonal skills

    1. Environment Evidence for this unit must be gathered in a real or realistic working environment.

    2. Simulation Simulation is allowed in this unit for those criteria which cannot be observed in a working environment.

    3. Observation outcomes Competent performance of Observation outcomes must be demonstrated to your assessor on at least one occasion.

    4. Range All ranges must be competently demonstrated.

    5. Knowledge outcomes There must be evidence that you possess all the knowledge and understanding listed in the Knowledge section of this unit. This evidence may include projects, assignments, case studies, reflective accounts, oral/written questioning and/or other forms of evidence.

    6. Tutor/Assessor guidance You will be guided by your tutor/assessor on how to achieve learning outcomes in this unit. All outcomes must be achieved.

    7. External paper There is no external paper requirement for this unit.

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  • Achieving observations and range

    VR5226

    Achieving observation outcomes Achieving range

    Your assessor will observe your performance of practical tasks. The minimum number of observations required is indicated in the evidence requirements section of this unit.

    Criteria may not always naturally occur during a practical observation. In such instances you will be asked to produce supplementary evidence to demonstrate your competence in this area. Your assessor will document the criteria that have been achieved by producing supplementary evidence.

    Your assessor will sign off an outcome when all criteria have been competently achieved.

    The range section indicates what must be covered. Ranges should be practically demonstrated as part of an observation. Where this is not possible other forms of evidence may be produced. All ranges must be be covered.

    Your assessor will document the portfolio reference once a range has been competently achieved.

  • Outcome 1

    Observations

    You can:

    Observation 1 Optional OptionalDate achieved

    Supplementary evidence

    Portfolio reference

    Assessor initials

    Learner signature

    *May be assessed through supplementary evidence.

    Be able to use interpersonal skills to identify client requirements

    a. Identify the clients requirements and expectations and relate them to the therapy provision

    b. Observe client body-language and respond correctly

    c. Communicate sufficiently with clients to confirm full and accurate disclosure of information and understanding between you and the client

    d. Identify and minimise any constraints on communication

    e. Ensure the form, manner, level and place of discussion acknowledges client characteristics, personal beliefs and preferences

    f. Ensure client records are accurate and confidentiality is preserved

    VR52 27

  • Outcome 2

    You can:

    a. Encourage the client to explore a range of accurate and realistic options for their identified problems

    b. Encourage the client to judge the overall appropriateness of each choice

    c. Encourage the client to choose an option and identify the basis of the choice

    d. Establish the clients expectations from treatment contact

    e. Confirm the clients control of the discussion and interaction

    f. Clarify the clients preferred course of future action

    Be able to assist the client through the use of interpersonal skills

    *May be assessed through supplementary evidence.

    VR5228

    Observation 1 Optional OptionalDate achieved

    Supplementary evidence

    Portfolio reference

    Assessor initials

    Learner signature

  • Range

    *You must practically demonstrate that you have:

    Worked with all types of clients Portfolio referenceConfident

    Reticent

    Distressed

    Aggressive

    Anxious

    Forthcoming

    Young to old

    Used all records Portfolio referenceImmediate

    Post-treatment

    Considered all expectations Portfolio referenceRealistic

    Unrealistic

    Used all methods of communication Portfolio referenceVerbal

    Non-verbal

    Question types (e.g. open, closed), active listening

    Constraints: environmental, cultural, inter-personal

    *It is strongly recommended that all range items are practically demonstrated. Where this is not possible, other forms of evidence may be produced to demonstrate competence.

    VR52 29

  • *You must practically demonstrate that you have:

    Considered all treatment options Portfolio referenceShort term

    Medium term

    Long term

    Likelihood of successful outcome

    Taken into account all preferred courses of action Portfolio referenceHolistic treatments

    Consult physician or other professional

    Considered all appropriateness Portfolio referenceEffect on client

    Effect on others

    *It is strongly recommended that all range items are practically demonstrated. Where this is not possible, other forms of evidence may be produced to demonstrate competence.

    VR5230

  • Achieving knowledge outcomes

    Developing knowledge

    You will be guided by your tutor and assessor on the evidence that needs to be produced. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed using the assessment methods listed below:

    Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

    Where possible your assessor will integrate knowledge outcomes into practical observations through oral questioning.

    VR52 31

  • Knowledge

    Outcome 1

    Be able to use interpersonal skills to identify client requirements

    You must know and understand: Portfolio reference /Assessor initials*

    g. The interaction between the client and yourself during the consultation and assessment process

    h. Why all communication must take place in an ethical framework

    i. Why interpersonal discussion is limited in scope and not a substitute for other professional help

    j. The ways in which the provision of physical treatments can achieve the client approved effects identified through discussion

    k. The importance of physical contact in treatment, eye contact, non-verbal signals and listening skills

    l. Why communication is governed by the client's own perceptions and use of language

    m. Why the overriding situational control of the client must be confirmed

    n. Why records must be maintained without causing distress to the client and with the clients full approval

    * Assessor initials to be inserted if orally questioned.

    VR5232

  • Outcome 2

    Be able to assist the client through the use of interpersonal skills

    You must know and understand: Portfolio reference /Assessor initials*

    g. The assistance that can be given to a client through treatments or information

    h. Why all discussions must take place in an ethical framework and with the clients full approval

    i. The ways in which the provision of physical treatments can achieve the effects identified through discussion

    j. Why physical contact in treatment is important

    k. The importance of empathy in the discussion process, eye contact, non-verbal signals and listening skills

    l. Ways of using the discussion process to facilitate client communication and exercising care in avoiding giving specific guidance in relation to problems, or client identified solutions

    m. Why communication must be governed by the client's own perceptions and use of language

    n. Why the overriding situational control of the client must be confirmed

    o. The factors predisposing to suggesting consultation with other professionals

    p. Client considerations relating to acceptable referrals

    q. How to remain detached from the clients problems and the reasons for this

    * Assessor initials to be inserted if orally questioned.

    VR52 33

  • VR5234

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