The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies is a technical level qualification aimed at those who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed massage therapist.
What will I do?
This course is based on the national occupational standards for massage therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a Massage Therapist. You must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Health and Safety in the Salon
- Client Care and Consultation
- History and Origins of Massage Therapies
- Swedish Massage
- Stone Therapy
- Indian Head Massage
- Anatomy and Physiology for the Face and Body Systems
- Promote and Sell Products and Services
- Contribute to the Effective Running of a Business
You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, the history and origins of massage therapies and how to effectively contribute to the overall running of a business. As well as also developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, successfully promote and retail products, whilst also providing a variety of massage therapies. In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, your awareness of environmental sustainability and your commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
Successful completion of a previous Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification (or equivalent), with a satisfactory report from all previous beauty tutors and successful completion of an interview and taster session, in which attendance (minimum 90%), acceptable behaviour/attitude, ability to progress and ability to meet deadlines will be taken into consideration.
This course is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.
For those aged 19+, fees may vary depending on personal circumstances.
If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £21,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on fees.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
Please note that all fees are subject to change
This course will take you 1 year, September to June, to complete. You will study at College for a minimum 4 days a week, 9.00am-4.30pm.
You will need a minimum of 90% attendance throughout the year, in order for you to successfully complete the qualification.