Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Massage Therapy

Course Code: P000660

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 23

  • Duration:

    One year

  • Attendance:


  • 16-18 school leaver fee:


For anyone wishing to become a professional massage therapist.

Units include:

  • body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • pre-blended aromatherapy
  • stone therapy treatments
  • origins of massage
  • personal health and wellbeing.

You will gain valuable salon experience to enhance your customer service and salon skills. As well as being encouraged and supported to take part in local and national competitions, including WorldSkills, you will have the opportunity to go on national and international visits. Alongside valuable work experience placements, you could also take part in a variety of voluntary and charitable activities, including Nurses Day at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Victorious Festival and community events.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English.

Throughout the course you will be assessed regularly against the standards set by the examining body. These assessments will be pre-arranged and will be as unobtrusive as possible. Once you have completed the practical assessment of a unit to the set standard you will sit your written assessment paper. You will be given assignments throughout the programme with lots of help and guidance.

You will also be required to complete online study as part of your course.

Your course is full time over one year, starting in September. Full-time programmes are approximately 15 hours per week for 34 weeks.

A minimum of 90% attendance must be achieved to ensure success on your course.

If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 3 in maths and/or English GCSE or Level 1 Functional Skills then you will attend GCSE timetabled sessions to improve your grade. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved 2 or below in maths and/or English GCSE or Entry Level 3 Functional Skills, then you will attend Functional Skills timetabled lessons. If you are aged 16-19 and achieved a 4 or above in maths you will have the opportunity to complete core maths. If you have declared a learning difficulty and are aged 19-25 the above will also apply to you. Improving your maths and English skills will help you progress further in your career.

Our salons are run as commercial businesses, to improve your employability skills and sessions will run into the evening.

You could progress to an apprenticeship or employment in a variety of settings including salons, cruise ships, health farms, fitness and spa centres or you may wish to work as a freelance professional.

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