VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
Duration: 1 year
Units: 8 Mandatory units (All must be completed to achieve the qualification)
Minimum age: 16
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF) qualification is designed to prepare you to enter the beauty therapy sector as a massage therapist.
This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty massage therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including mandatory units covering the following: body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy, client care, stone therapy, health and safety, Indian head massage.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and massage medium products. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of relaxing massage treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
This qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. Assessment will focus on written assignments, carrying out treatments under observation as well as examinations.
You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty massage therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Working in commercial beauty salons, destination spas and day spas
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Practical units will cover:
Provide massage using pre- blended aromatherapy oilsClient care and communication in beauty related industries
Apply stone therapy massage
Provide Indian head massage
Theory units will cover:?
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in a salon.
Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine.
Maintaining personal health and wellbeing.
Duration and Cost
Starting: September 2017
This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a beauty massage therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.