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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 11/09/2017

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 2882.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 2882.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and/or Maths (grade 4 or above) and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

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.

Course Content

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

This will be discussed at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

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:

  • Working in commercial beauty salons, destination spas and day spas
  • Working independently, on a self-employed basis, in mobile or home-based settings

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.





* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

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.
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