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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy


This VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide body massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oil, Indian head massage and hot stones therapy massage.


This qualification will enable you to develop sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a salon environment, how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries, how to maintain personal health and wellbeing as well as exploring the origins of massage and the principles of complementary and alternative medicine. You will also develop and underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.


This fast-track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.


You will also be required to do some home-based learning to practice your skills and complete homework as part of this course.


We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

  • Course units

    ➖ Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

    ➖ Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

    ➖ Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

    ➖ Provide body massage

    ➖ Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine

    ➖ Apply stone therapy massage

    ➖ Provide Indian head massage

    ➖ Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils

  • Entry requirements

    ➖ No previous experience required

    ➖ Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations.

    ➖ Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

  • When does the course start?

    ➖ This Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy course starts every February and September

  • How long is the course?

    ➖ 18 weeks (1 day per week)

    ➖ 10am - 5pm

    ➖ Maximum class size: 12 students

  • How will I be assessed?

    ➖ Online theory tests (multiple choice)

    ➖ Observations and oral questioning

    ➖ Practical assessments and assignments

    ➖ Portfolio evidence

  • Do I need to bring a model?

    No. However, you can bring a model for your practical assessments if you wish to.
    At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

  • What do I need to buy for this course?

    ➖ Stationery - notepad and pen

    ➖ Uniform - therapist tunic, black trousers and black flat closed toe shoes

    ➖ Equipment - whilst you are training with us, we provide all the products and equipment you need to complete your practical assessments

  • What can I do with this qualification?

    You can seek employment as a massage therapist, or you can progress onto a Level 4 or other specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications

    The VTCT Level 3 in Massage Therapy is the ideal advanced vocational course for any aspiring or experienced massage therapist, seeking to gain a highly regarded qualification. This qualification is fully accepted for licencing purposes so you will be able to work as a self-employed freelancer or in commercial sectors such beauty salons, spas, health clubs or in the retail sector. You may even decide to use your internationally accredited qualification to work in hotels or cruise liners around the globe.

    We also offer a range of progressive short courses that will complement this qualification and extend the services you can offer to clients once you start working in the industry.

  • Payment options

    ➖ Pay in full - £1600 plus VAT (£1920 total) this includes the VTCT registration

    ➖ Pay in 4 months interest free instalments - example £250 deposit, then 3 x monthly instalments

    ➖ Funded - 19+ Learner Loan

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