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Level 3 Diploma in Massage at The White Rose School of Beauty (Barnsley)

Course description

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage (QCF) is to confirm your competence as a massage therapist in the complementary therapy sector. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a massage therapist.
 

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a massage therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a 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 complementary therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Course content

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a massage therapist including the mandatory units, knowledge and understanding the principles of complementary therapies and business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide massage services. 

Throughout this qualification you 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 enabling you to provide massage treatments using a variety of different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients. 

 

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, however, an informal interview will take place to establish the suitability of the candidate.

Assessment

  • Assessment is through portfolio building and continual assessment of practical skills, written work and assignments.
  • Learner progress is monitored through regular tutorials and reviews.
  • Support is provided by our expert team throughout the course

Financial information

The cost will vary depending on age and current qualifications and need to be discussed with the College.

Future opportunities

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will confirm your competence for employment as a massage therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a massage therapist. Career opportunities as a massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in commercial a complementary therapy clinic, beauty salon or spa.
- Working in the NHS in a hospital or care home.
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a massage therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

Further information

Learners should contact the College to discuss/apply for this course and ensure it is appropriate for their needs.

The college is located in the centre of Barnsley at:

White Rose School of Health and Beauty (Barnsley), Queens Court Business Centre, Regent Street, Barnsley S70 2EG

Tel: 01226 786 763

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The White Rose School of Beauty (Barnsley) directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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