Aims and objectives
The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Award in Body Massage is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide body massage to the general public and to gain employment in the spa and beauty Industry. The 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 learning at levels 3 and 4.
This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty therapy industry. The qualification consists of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 84 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification.
The main skills the learner will perform are:
 Body massage – to include consultation, identifying skin types, general body types, different types of fat and common postural faults and contra-indications, selecting suitable massage mediums for the client’s skin type such as oil, cream or powder, classical massage movements, mechanical massage, pre-heat treatments and adapting the treatment to the client’s specific needs

Course price

All interested persons for this Facial Skincare course is requested to contact the ICCA Academy either by telephone or via email to receive details on the costs and priceing.

What will I learn on this course

Course Units:

  • How to perform Facial skincare treatments
  • Consultation.
  • Skin analysis.
  • Manual cleansing routine.
  • Facial massage.
  • Application and removal of masks.
  • Adaptation of treatment to suit the client’s needs and providing aftercare advice.
  • The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety,
  • Client care and communication.
  • Working with others in beauty related industries which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry.
Marking Criteria

Once all aspects of the mandatory units have been completed, learners will be expected to;

  • Complete an Internal Practical Assessment. This will be undertaken by the internal assessor using the internal assessment forms.
  • These must be handed to the ITEC external examiner on the day of the final external practical examination
What will I be examined on

Learners will be examined on the learners: 

  • Appearance
  • Client care
  • Hygiene and sterilisation
  • Cleanse routine
  • Analysis the skin
  • The Massage sequence
  • Application of  the facial mask – the sequence
  • Home care advice
  • There will also be oral questions 
Opportunities for employment

There are opportunities for a facial skincare therapist to find employment in a variety of areas:

• Beauty salons
• Hotels
• Health clubs
• Spas
• Cruise liners
• Own business

Course instructors expertise

The course tutors who will be teaching this course are seasoned beauty therapists who have both over a decade of working experience each in the beauty industry.

  • Cynthia has been a qualified beauty therapist for over 35 years and currently has enterprises both in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.  She was one of the first, if not the first tutor of Laser and light treatments in the United Kingdom.  Her expertise in the Beauty industry is second to none and she is a great trainer in her field.
  • Joyce is also a seasoned and qualified cosmotologist who has worked aboard cruise ships and currently has her own salon in St Lucia.