Skill level
Course duration
18 weeks (1 day a week)
Course time
10am - 5pm
Kit required
Model required
Course manual
VTCT Accredited
Age requirement
Minimum 16 years old
Additional Instructions
You will be required to complete assessments and produce a course portfolio

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, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils, Indian head massage and stone therapy massage.

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.

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

How long is the course:

  • 18 weeks
  • 10am - 5pm (1 day per week)
  • Maximum class size: 12 students

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

How will I be assessed:

  • Online theory tests (multiple choice)
  • Observations and oral questioning
  • Practical assessments and assignments
  • Portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding

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.

Do I need to bring a model

You will only need to bring a model for the practical assessments.
At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

What do I need to buy for this course

  • Whilst you are training with us we provide all the materials you will need
  • You will need to purchase the uniform which we can provide - the cost of the uniform is £15.00
  • Stationery including an A4 folder to hold for your portfolio evidence and course materials

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
  • Pay 4 over months interest-free: 1st payment 25% deposit then 3 x monthly instalments. (other payment plans are available - contact us for more information)
  • Funded: Government funding maybe available for this Level 3 qualifications through student finance.
  • Course price does not include VAT
  • Course price does not include compulsory VTCT Covid-19 exam (£20)

Course Content

This course will cover 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 aroma therapy oils
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