The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed massage therapist, either within the National Health Service or in private practice.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a massage therapist including mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts, business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.
You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide massage treatments.
Throughout this qualification you will 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.
This course now includes the VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage.
Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. This theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards.
Practical elements are brought to life in a treatment room environment which enhances the learning experience. Complusory Interactive Treatment room sessions will be accessed by attending 7 practical training days at our centre over a period of 14 weeks.
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:
This qualification is based on Skills for Health Complementary Therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Core Curricula published by lead bodies in the sector. This qualification is recognised by the UK’s largest complementary therapy trade body/professional association, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK’s second largest association representing complementary therapists; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a massage therapist.
Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification or a regulated equivalent. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs, a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending our centre for the Practical Elements and by working through the Theory Elements online.
This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 6 months, however on average it takes 12 months to complete the practical and theory elements. VTCT completion criteria allows a maximum of 2 years from registration.
The course fees for this qualification are £1197 which includes life time access to course materials, practical tution fees, VTCT registration, assessment and exam fees and Portfolio of Evidence marking. Payment Plans are available as well as a £100 Pay In Full Discount for upfront payments.
All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements and assessments however you will be required to ensure that you have the necessary materials and equipment to complete this qualification.
This unit / qualification is aimed at complementary and sports massage therapists, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in the working environment in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients.
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the history and influences on the complementary therapy sector.
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out reflexology.
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills in researching,
planning, maintaining and marketing a business in the complementary therapy industry. You will also learn to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
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