Massage Therapy Courses

VTCT Product Code: AB30031GLH: 403Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8861/0Units: 7 – 15 
Level: 3Minimum Credits: 51

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage is to confirm your competence in the job role of beauty massage therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty massage therapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a beauty massage therapist. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however; some of the treatments covered within this qualification are subject to age restrictions in certain regions, where local council special treatment licensing applies. Employers are also mindful of the sensitive nature of the service, and due to this, the availability of apprenticeships in beauty massage may be limited in some cases. For this reason, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real salon environment and provide you with the opportunity to learn beauty massage skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

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, Indian head massage, and massage with pre-blended oils, stone therapy, monitoring procedures in the salon and contributing to the planning of a promotional event.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional beauty therapy units which include: airbrush make-up services, intimate waxing, single eyelash extensions, UV tanning, self-tanning, face and body electrical treatments. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the role of beauty massage therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills in massage, using a variety of different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?


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 as a beauty massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Working in commercial beauty salons
– Working in destination and day spas
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty massage therapy at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications qualify you to become a beauty massage therapist, this qualification requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy has a purpose of preparing you to enter the beauty therapy sector rather than confirming competence in a specific job role. The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

 

 

VTCT Product Code: AM30099GLH: 450Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8967/5Units: 8 
Level: 3Minimum Credits: 52

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is to prepare 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.

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty 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.

What could this qualification lead to?


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 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

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty massage therapy at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications 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.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) has a purpose of confirming competence in a specific job role, rather than preparing you to enter the sector. The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) also requires you to work in a commercial salon or spa environment whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

VTCT Product Code: AB30334GLH: 54Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/3934/6Units: 1 
Level: 3Minimum Credits: 7

There is a pre-requisite requirement of units VRO2 and VR74 to this qualification, which can be completed simultaneously.

REQUIREMENT

Therapists or Students must hold a recognised qualification
in Anatomy & Physiology and Body Massage

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This course of study enables you to gain competency in the
application of Indian Head Massage techniques to the
head and neck areas.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is a practical and Theory based course which covers
the following:
– Implement and Maintain Employment Standards
– Holistic Principles
– Related Anatomy and Physiology
– Full Consultations, Procedures, and Application
– Full Indian Massage Treatment
– Preparation of treatment room, equipment and Trolley
– Aftercare Advice.

WHAT CAN I PROGRESS TO?

Holistic Therapies, Facial Massage & Skincare, Waxing
Depilation, Manicure & Pedicure, Threading.

VTCT Product Code: AB20122GLH: 98Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 500/8884/1Units: 3 
Level: 2Minimum Credits: 12

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skin Care is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide facial skin care.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.

VTCT Product Code: BT3D2GLH: 410Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 601/6977/1Units: 14 
Level: 3

Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy is a technical level qualification aimed at 16-18 learners who are in a full-time Level 3 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed spa therapist.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification although it is likely that learners will hold a Level 2 beauty therapy or equivalent qualification.

What does this qualification cover?


This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for spa therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a spa therapist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

– Health and safety in the salon
– Client care and consultation
– Steam, sauna and hydrotherapy
– Body wraps
– History and origins of massage therapies
– Swedish massage
– Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems
– Holistic facial treatments
– Spa pedicure
– Spa manicure
– Promote and sell products and services

This qualification is dedicated entirely to the skills and attributes required to gain successful employment as a spa therapist. Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, successfully promote and retail products, provide a range of treatments that cover massage, heat and hydrotherapy, body wrapping, holistic facial, manicure and pedicure processes, as well as understand the history and origins of massage therapies. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

Why is this qualification the most suitable?


This qualification is one of two VTCT technical level qualifications in spa therapy. In addition to this qualification there is the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Spa Therapy, both qualify learners to become spa therapists.

At 410 guided learning hours (GLH), the Diploma is most suitable for learners who continue, as part of their programme of study to work towards achieving Level 2 English and maths, or those undertaking another qualification in parallel.

The Extended Diploma at 515 to 610 GLH is far larger and most suited to learners who have achieved English and maths at Level 2 and wish to focus the majority of their programme on spa therapy, whereby they will develop a broader range of technical skills. Learners may wish to progress from the Diploma to the Extended Diploma.

Which subjects might complement this qualification?


As a service-sector qualification, vocational subjects which may complement this qualification include, customer service, business studies and management, marketing, retail, fashion and photography. Academic subjects that may complement this qualification include maths, English, art and design, design and technology and science.

What could this qualification lead to?


Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a spa therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

– commercial salons
– health farms
– destination/day spas
– independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– cruise liners

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas:

– salon management
– holistic therapies
– specialist beauty treatments

Our Educational Partners

Important Links