Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy | Furness College
Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide body massage, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils, Indian head massage and stone therapy massage. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a salon environment, how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries, how to maintain personal health and wellbeing as well as exploring the origins of massage and the principles of complementary and alternative medicine. 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.

Course Content

How long is the course?

The course will run on a Monday from 9.30am till 9.00pm and Tuesday 11 am – 5.30 pm from September 2019 to June 2020 – 34 weeks.

How will I learn?

Practical observations, demonstrations, hands on practice, theory, assignments and online learning.

What subjects will I study?

Health and Safety, Client care and communication, Health and Wellbeing, Body massage, Stone massage, Indian head massage and Aromatherapy with pre-blended oils.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments, assignments, oral questions, multiple choice exams and a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs?

A uniform is required which costs approximately £65.00.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Prerequisites are a good level of English and Maths (GCSE 4 and above) or a good level of education, a keen interest in massage and anatomy and physiology. Obviously having a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy would be a big advantage.

How can I apply?

Apply online at www.furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

This qualification may lead directly into employment in the therapy industry as a massage therapist in a salon or self employment as a massage therapist.

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Student Profile
Megan Athersmith

“I hope to leave college with a Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and Nail Enhancements so I can work on cruise ships, travel the world, meet new people and continue doing the job I love."

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