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 Massage Therapies Diploma Level 3

Subject areas: Beauty Therapy

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.
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+, this course will cost you £2583.

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.

Aged 19+?
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 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.
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Extra info

The course of study will include theoretical and practical sessions, some individual and assignment work, online written tests, practical assessments on clients and the production of a portfolio of evidence.
Those who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a massage therapist, your could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

- Commercial Salons
- Destination/Day Spas
- Massage Clinics
- Independent/Self-Employed/Mobile/Home-Based Settings
- Cruise Liners
- Airlines or Hotel Chains
- Care Homes

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

- Salon Management
- Holistic Therapies
- Sports Massage
Approximate additional costs, for items which must be purchased at the start of the course include,

- Materials fee £40.00
- Uniform/Tunic £20.00 each
- Course texts £30.00

Financial assistance can be gained from a means tested bursary and Be Brilliant Foundation, this can be used against any of the additional costs.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.

Every effort has been made to ensure our course information is accurate throughout the website. However changes can occur to the days, times, fees and other information about our courses throughout the year, but we endeavour to update any changes to information as soon as we can.