Body Massage Level 3 Diploma Course

The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Massage is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the massage industry. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 3. It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 3 and 4.

This qualification is for learners who want to work within the massage industry. The qualification consists of 4 mandatory units with a total of 296 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification and 1 additional optional elective unit.

The main skills the learner will perform are:
• Consultation techniques – to include understanding the needs of clients and when and when not to treat them, identifying general
body types and skin types, different types of fat and common postural faults, contra-indications, explaining possible contra-actions
and providing aftercare and home care`

• Health, safety and hygiene – contextualised to the environment in which the learner is working
• Body massage techniques – to include selecting a suitable massage medium for the client’s skin type, classical massage
movements and adapting the treatment to the client’s specific needs

The learner will also develop knowledge about current legislation and working practice requirements and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the industry.

This qualification also provides:
• The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the massage skills listed above effectively, in particular the anatomy
and physiology of the body and common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of complementary therapies
• Knowledge and understanding of business practice in a complementary therapies context
• Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a massage setting such as communicating with
clients, working with others and problem solving
• Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful
performance in employment as a massage therapist


What can I do after my qualification

These courses are designed for those who wish to seek employment in the health and beauty industry.

Life changes after qualifying

Work in a beauty salon
Set up your own mobile business
Work in a hotel or spa
Work from home

When will I receive my Certificate


After completing all coursework, assignments, assessments and have made full course payments you will receive your qualification