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VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage

About This Qualification

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a specialist massage therapist.

This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to develop your practical skills. The four mandatory units include the practical and theoretical knowledge required to provide Indian head services and monitoring and maintaining health and safety practices in the salon, to ensure all treatments are carried out with health and safety as a priority.

The two remaining mandatory units provide the wider skills required to be a successful therapist of client care and communication in beauty-related industries and promote and sell product s and services. Both of these units address the need for a successful therapist to understand the importance of retail and client care.

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a specialist massage therapist, with the specific skill of providing Indian head massage treatments. 

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 3 practical training days at our centre over a period of 8 weeks. 

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

  • Working in a complementary therapy clinic
  • Working in a hair or beauty salon
  • Working in a destination and day spas
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is a practitioner level qualification

This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS). This qualification 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 specialist 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.

Virtual Learning Resource

Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments and upload them for marking. Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit external and invigilated multiple choice exam papers and internal observations as part of your final assessment.

Case Studies

You must carry out and document evidence for at least 20 treatments on a minimum of four clients to consolidate the learning and practice skills required. There must be a minimum of four treatments for at least two clients. Each case study must include a client questionnaire, lifestyle assessment, consent form, consultation record, treatment record, after care advice and client feedback.


This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, however on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements. VTCT completion criteria allows a maximum of 2 years from registration.

Course Fees

The course fees for this qualification are £600 (inclusive of VAT) which includes lifetime access to course materials, practical tuition fees, VTCT registration, assessment and exam fees and Portfolio of Evidence marking. All course/registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Before enrolling please read our Terms & Conditions of Enrollment.

Payment Plans are available as well as a £75 Pay In Full Discount for upfront payments. *Please note that you will lose access to the theory elements of the course immediately and automatically if you cancel a payment plan payment or if your payment fails. Also, note that you will not be offered a refund on these payments. Click on the 'Enrol Now' button to see all payment options.

Additional information

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.

6 Units

Unit UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of client care and communication in beauty-related industries.

Unit UV30574 Provide Indian head massage

The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out body indian head massage treatments.

Assessment, Revision, Reflective Practice & Feedback

This unit provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the various components of assessment, revision, reflective practice and feedback.

Units for this courses & workshop 6
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