The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy qualification prepares you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty massage therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty massage therapist.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and will have a skills test.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the elements required to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist. Mandatory units cover body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy, client care, stone therapy, health and safety, and Indian head massage.
Throughout this qualification you will build 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 gain interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
VTCT qualifications are assessed and verified by centre staff. Work will be set to improve your practical skills, knowledge and understanding. For practical elements, you will be observed by your assessor. All your work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence and cross-referenced to requirements listed in the record of assessment book.
This will be discussed at your interview.
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty massage therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty massage therapist. Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts, including:
This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty massage therapy at Level 3. While both qualify you to become a beauty massage therapist, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic or real working environment without the need for fee-paying clients.
With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight.
She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character. At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities.
Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.
I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.