VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (500/8967/5) carries 52 credits.
This is an internationally recognised and regulated, RQF Qualification. Units covered within this qualification are:
UV30410 Explore the Origins of Massage & Principles of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
UV30424 Provide Body Massage
UV30425 Provide Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils
UV30468 Client Care & Communication in Beauty-Related Industries
UV30475 Apply Stone Therapy Massage
UV30491 Monitor & Maintain Health & Safety Practice in the Salon
UV30493 Maintaining Personal Health & Wellbeing
UV30574 Provide Indian Head Massage
If you are looking to embark on a career as a Massage Therapist, working either in a salon, spa, on board a cruise ship or from home and/or mobile, our VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy course (500/8967/5) is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence. Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams.
This qualification can be completed in as little as 24 weeks but you do have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- Swedish Body Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage (using Pre-Blended Oils)
- Hot Stone Therapy Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Aftercare advice
Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written and practical coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The practical training days required for the course will run from 10am – 4pm, although we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the training days acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams. Once you have completed all training and coursework, you will arrange to attend assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification.
For more detailed information on the structure of this qualification, please call to speak with one of our friendly Course Advisors on 0800 999 2277.
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A VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is becoming the industry-required standard and recognized in many sectors of the massage industry. This particular course will enable you to provide various massage treatments to your clients and work as a professional massage therapist, either self-employed or within a salon. You will learn a wide range of practical skills, including the deeply relaxing Indian head massage treatment, as well as the muscle-relieving Swedish body massage.
Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study material from home, answering written questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also be practicing the skills that you have learnt at our training centre on models (friends/family) at home, gradually building a portfolio of treatments to submit as your practical coursework.
Our assessment process will ensure that your techniques, from hygiene requirements to attention to detail, are at a satisfactory industry level, and re-affirm the skills learnt during your practical training. This exciting course is hands-on, provides you with in-depth detail on a range of massage treatments and it is designed to prepare you to begin your career within the industry. The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognized and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.
Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.
Students will need to have previously achieved GCSE English or equivalent to ensure you have a good command of spoken and written English to be successful within the VTCT qualification. Students will need access to a pc to complete coursework and online exams.
You will give and receive body massage treatments as part of this course. Students work upon each other so no models are required. Training sessions can be mixed sex depending on bookings made, however privacy screens are used to ensure all student discretion. Should you require to attend a training day with same-sex students only in attendance e.g. for religious reasons, please contact us before booking so we can look at the best training date for you. All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee.
On the training days, you only need to bring a hand and bath towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad).
We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.
We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.
Once you have completed your assessment days you will receive your qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).
Aside from your practical training, your course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body VTCT. Our qualifications (all levels) require both written and practical coursework to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.
At the time of booking your qualification, you will be sent your study materials (including: workbooks; Student Study Guide; Practical Assignment document; revision notes and our Student Handbook) to get you started with your coursework.
As you complete your practical training, you can begin working on your practical assignment. You will require products/tools at home and also models to enable you to complete the coursework/assessments needed to achieve the qualification. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99
The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.
Completion of this qualification will enable you to gain employment within a salon or spa providing a range of holistic treatments. You can also gain insurance to begin working from home or mobile, to establish your own business. Holistic treatments have been popular for centuries of all backgrounds, ages and genders. Massage Therapy offers a solid foundation to build a regular client base providing therapeutic treatments. Progression could be to move into Spa management, work on a cruise liner or into advanced holistic therapy so opportunities are plentiful within this sector.
We offer high-quality ABT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible.
All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and will get back to you before the end of the working day. [email protected]
You may also consider completing a further qualification to further your career opportunities within another specialized sector of the industry such as beauty therapy or nail technology. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.
There are also several additional follow-on skills courses including Facial Massage for example, to further the range of treatments possible to offer to clients or when working in a salon/spa or on a cruise liner.
We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.
Course Info & Price
- Course Duration
- Fast Track 10am to 4pm
Total price for 1 Student(s): £2,299.00
- No hidden charges: includes all exam fees & VAT.
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