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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

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Location: Chatham, Kent
Course Time: 16 weeks fast track mode OR up to 2 years flexible mode
Qualifications: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
Prerequisites: None required
Model Required: Yes, please call to discuss
Upgrade Available: -
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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AVAILABLE AS A 16 WEEK FAST TRACK OR A FLEXIBLE STUDY MODE

ENROL NOW FOR THE NEXT 2024 COURSE
Next Fast Track Group = 11TH MARCH 2024
(2 SPACES LEFT)

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. 

FAQ

Where is the training conducted?
All courses are held at our Beauty Schools located in Chatham, Kent. Parking is available opposite in Union Square Pay & Display (Behind GALA Bingo).

When do we gain access to online training?
Students receive access to our online training area before attending the school. This allows them to complete the theory at their own pace, ensuring better absorption of information. It also maximises practical time, enabling tutors to demonstrate best practices and address any questions.

Diploma vs. NVQ/VRQ qualification difference?
The choice depends on your goals. For personal use or home-based businesses, a diploma by the Beauty Guild is recommended. If working in a Salon or Spa is your aim, an NVQ/VRQ qualification is usually required. Opting for NVQ/VRQ involves an additional assessment day, automatically awarding a diploma qualification.

Upgrading to VRQ/NVQ (VTCT)?
After completing the Diploma day, home study includes a Practice Diary, Case Studies, and an Assignment to demonstrate knowledge. Access to online documents and support from our NVQ Coordinator is provided. Assessments and written exams occur at the school, with home study taking 2-8 weeks.

Can a diploma be upgraded to an NVQ later?
Yes, an upgrade is possible for specific treatments. An additional fee is applicable for the upgrade, and all necessary materials for the NVQ qualification are provided. Assessment day scheduling at the school follows.

Can insurance be obtained with a Diploma certificate?
Insurance companies accept both Diploma and NVQ certificates. Our specialised insurance scheme through Salonsafe offers tailored coverage for qualified students, encompassing treatment risk as standard.

Refund policy for course cancellations?
Refunds depend on circumstances and notice given (refer to T&C). Medical notification is required for illness-related refunds. No refund is possible if online theory has been accessed/completed.

Is home study required?
Yes, home study includes online theory and practical practice after the course. Approximately 6-8 treatments are recommended for enhanced confidence. Free refreshers are offered within 6 months if additional training is needed.

Class size and model requirements?
We keep class sizes small (around 4 students) for personalised attention. Some courses may require models, and for NVQ/VRQ, students provide their own models for Assessment Days.

Attire and standards for attending courses?
Students must adhere to professional standards in attire, including a tunic or black top with trousers, covered shoes, tied-back hair, and well-kept hands/nails.

Course finish time and requirements?
Finish times vary; check the course on the website for details. Students may need to bring a pen and paper, but all materials are provided.

Accreditation and certificates?
Courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma), VTCT (VRQ), or UKBA (UK Beauty accreditation). Certificates are issued based on meeting standards for theory and practical delivery.

Certificate issuance timeline?
Diploma eCertificates are emailed within 7 days after the course. Hard copies can be purchased for £10. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body.

Finance options for courses?
Yes, various finance options are available during checkout.

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