Diploma in Massage

Diploma in Massage

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 or beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

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. It is a requirement of the course that you complete 30 case studies for the practical element plus 3 observations. For the Anatomy & Physiology there are 2 exam papers and a project of different diseases and disorders of the 11 systems of the body. With regards to the Principles and Practices of Complementary Therapies and the Business Practice this will be delivered in the form of 2 assignments.

This course will cover-

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the following systems
  • 1. Skin, hair and nails
  • 2. Muscular
  • 3. Skeletal
  • 4. Circulatory
  • 5. Lymphatic
  • 6. Nervous
  • 7. Urinary
  • 8. Reproductive
  • 9. Digestive
  • 10. Endocrine
  • 11. Organisation of the body
  • A full body massage routine to include back, legs, arms, abdomen, face and scalp.

This course requires a vast amount of homework. Theory of Anatomy & Physiology will be delivered in class with a practical session of holistic body massage. 21 out of the 30 case studies will be required to be performed outside of the learning environment. There will be 2 additional assignments set to be completed at home.

Diploma in Massage

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If after 1 hour you are not entirely happy with the course, we will refund your money back