VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage Route (QCF)

Purpose
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy Studies (Massage) (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a massage therapist either as an employee or in a self-employed capacity. This qualification is based on Habia National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification is recognised by the UK’s largest beauty and complementary therapy trade body/professional association i.e. The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK’s second largest association representing beauty and complementary therapy employers; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a massage therapist.

This qualification has specifically been designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of beauty therapy gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare learners for employment in beauty salons, spas and other businesses or as a self-employed massage therapist.

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a massage therapist including health and safety, client care and communication and body massage incorporating anatomy and physiology and client consultation skills. These units are all mandatory.

Learners also have the opportunity to undertake optional units to enhance their range of practical skills such as stone therapy, Indian head massage and massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils. Learners can also choose to undertake units in the theories and principles of massage or contributing to the effective running of a business. This qualification is comprised of three mandatory units and in order to be awarded the qualification, learners must also gain a minimum of 19 credits from units in the optional group.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities as a massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Beauty salons
– Day spas
– Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
– Product manufacturing and training
– Destination/hotel spas
– HM Prison service
– Cruise liners

Further Learning Opportunities
Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a massage therapist; learners may choose to complement their skills base by undertaking specialist qualifications in related therapies such as:

  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Thai Massage (QCF)
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology (QCF)
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy (QCF)
Qualification Information
VTCT Product Code AB30495
Qualification Number 600/8664/6
Level 3
Units 6 – 8
Minimum Credits 35
Age Restriction 16+

Qualification Structure*

Mandatory – from this group you’ll need to cover a minimum of 3 units and earn a minimum of 16 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref. Unit Title Level Credits
UV30424 D/601/3559 Provide body massage 3 9
UV30468 T/601/4457 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 3 3
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4

Optional – from this group you’ll need to cover a minimum of 3 units and earn a minimum of 19 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref. Unit Title Level Credits
UV30411 M/601/4358 Origins, principles and theories of massage 3 7
UV30425 Y/601/3558 Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils 3 7
UV30449 A/601/5500 Contribute to the effective running of business 3 3
UV30475 H/601/4454 Apply stone therapy massage 3 9
UV30574 D/601/4095 Provide Indian head massage 3 6

This course includes 20 part days, students must provide own models, there will be homework assignments, assessments and exams.All registration fees and certification are also included. Certificate is issued directly by VTCT.

Students must provide own models, there will be homework assignments, assessments and exams.All registration fees and certification are also included. Certificate is issued directly by VTCT.

Course Cost Inclusive of the above > £1,995.00

Course Cost with kit >  n/a

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Payment Plans can be arranged full cost to be paid prior to certification.

Additional assessments required by a student will be charged at £60.00, these are only necessary in extreme circumstances.

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