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Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

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Qualifications: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 16 weeks fast track mode OR up to 2 years flexible mode
Average Class Size: 4
Short Description: The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy Studies is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards for Beauty Services.
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Next Fast Track Group = 12th February 2024

At UK Beauty School, we offer the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy course in a structure that suits you. The 16 week fast track saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route. You will attend on 1 day a week for the 16 weeks to complete your practical training, online exams and assessments. We understand that this mode of study is not for everyone so we also offer this same qualification in a flexible study mode. This mode allows you to attend on the days that suit you and complete the qualification at your own pace


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy contains the following units:

Provide body massage

This unit is about the skills involved in providing body massage treatments. You will learn about the classical Swedish massage movements and will be required to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs. You will also learn about health, safety, hygiene and client care.

Provide massage using pre‑blended aromatherapy oils

This unit is about preparing clients for and delivering massages using pre-blended aromatherapy oils. The ability to adapt the use of pre-blended oils and massage techniques to suit individual client’s needs is very important.

Provide Indian head massage

This unit is about the skills involved in providing Indian head massage treatment. The ability to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs and the environment in which the massage takes place is very important. You will also learn how to perform Indian head massage with and without the use of oils. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.

Apply stone therapy massage

This unit is about providing hot and cold stone therapy treatments. It covers both massage and the placing of stones on the head, face and body. The ability to adapt stone therapy treatments to individual client needs is also a requirement.

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

In this unit you will learn about the differences and principles of complementary, alternative and allopathic (conventional) medicine. This theoretical unit will provide you with an understanding of government guidelines, self regulation and the integrated approach to healthcare and wellbeing.

Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon. You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your ability to adapt the provision of client care and your communication skills, to the needs of different clients, as well as learn how to manage client expectations.

Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintaining your own health and wellbeing. This will include setting a personal action plan, having clear goals, regular monitoring, reviewing activities, evaluating your progress and updating your action plan. This is a continuous cycle for monitoring your eating, lifestyle, exercise and weight management.


Mode of Study

At UK Beauty Schools, we run this qualification in a fast track form and flexible form. These 2 different structures allow you to select the most appropriate for your so that you can fit your studies around your current commitments.

For the fast track course, you will attend the school for 1 day a week for 16 weeks where you will complete all your practical training, live assessments and exams. Home study (practice diary, case studies and assessments) are to be completed throughout the week, around your school attendance

For the flexible course, you will attend the practical day for 1 unit, complete the home study elements (practice diary, case studies and assessments) and then return to the school for your live assessments and exams. Once the unit is complete, you will go through the same process for the rest of the units until the qualification is complete. You will get up to 2 years to complete the qualification with this route, however, it can be completed in as little as 6 months. Failure to complete the qualification within 2 years could result in additional assessments fees.

By signing up for the qualification, you are making a commitment to completing all requirements for the course (including case studies and assignments) so please ensure that you chose the most appropriate route for you. 

Registration remains active for 2 years. If registration lapses you will be required to pay any fees for re registering. 

If you need assessment or exam days to be rescheduled there will be a fee of £40. 

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