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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 6.00

Start: 08/01/2018

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

Tuition (£): 941.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 941.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a stone therapy massage specialist. This qualification will support you to gain employment as a stone therapy massage specialist, as the units cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Entry to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in Beauty or Complementary Therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.


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 required elements to work effectively as a stone therapy massage specialist.

It includes three mandatory units covering applying stone massage therapy; health and safety; and client care.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and massage products.

You will also build a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the body, use a stone heater, place stones and provide relaxing massage treatments using basalt stones and a variety of techniques. In addition, you will 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?

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 and in mobile/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 working environment 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

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The future looks good for former beauty apprentice Saffron

The future is looking good for newly qualified beauty therapist Saffron Limb. The former Derby College student has completed her advanced apprenticeship and is now working for Studio5 Beauty – the Ilkeston salon where she was once a client. Saffron took her level 3 Beauty course at Derby College and highly recommends it to other people wanting to train as beauty therapists. Saffron would like to run her own salon one day but for the time being she is very happy learning all she can from her experienced colleagues and taking courses in the latest beauty treatments. She enjoys nail art most of all and find her job rewarding. She likes to see clients leave the salon happy because of what she has done for them.

She said: "The Beauty faculty at the Roundhouse is modern and well equipped and has everything you need to prepare you for a good job in beauty therapy."

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