Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Cost: £3345 (Funding available)

Funding Available For This Course

Qualification Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty massage therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty massage therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. 


This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including mandatory units covering the following: body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy, client care, stone therapy, health and safety, Indian head massage.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and massage medium products. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of relaxing massage treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Details

  • Plymouth, London, Southend and Telford Centre
  • Accredited Qualification

COURSE DETAILS

Funded for individuals over the age of 19

Course Length: 1 days per week for 14-16 weeks, 09.30-16.30. Courses run in line with the school academic year and we therefore have breaks for half-terms, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holidays.

Type: Blended learning – classroom based 1 day a week and independent study (recommended 10 hours a week)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ages 19+

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Applicants will also be required to complete a functional skills assessment upon enrolment.

Qualification Structure and Units

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Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Through this unit you will develop your skills in a supervisory role focusing on health and safety within your salon.

 

You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.

Anatomy physiology for Beauty

Understanding how the body works is fundamental to successful in the beauty industry. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to keep your beauty clients safe and effective, muscles covering the heart and circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems.

Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your ability to adapt the provision of client care and your communication skills, to the needs of different clients, as well as learn how to manage client expectations.

Maintaining personal health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintaining your own health and wellbeing.

 

This will include setting a personal action plan, having clear goals, regular monitoring, reviewing activities, evaluating your progress and updating your action plan. This is a continuous cycle for monitoring your eating, lifestyle, exercise and weight management. This unit applies to hairdressers, barbers, beauty therapists, spa therapists and nail technicians.

Provide body massage

This unit is about the skills involved in providing body massage treatments. You will learn about the classical Swedish massage movements and will be required to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs. You will also learn about health, safety, hygiene and client care

Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine

In this unit you will learn about the differences and principles of complementary, alternative and allopathic (conventional) medicine. This theoretical unit will provide you with an understanding of government guidelines, self regulation and the integrated approach to healthcare and wellbeing.

Apply stone therapy massage

This unit is about providing hot and cold stone therapy treatments. It covers both massage and the placing of stones on the head, face and body. The ability to adapt stone therapy treatments to individual client needs is also a requirement.

Provide Indian head massage

This unit is about the skills involved in providing Indian head massage treatment. The ability to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs and the environment in which the massage takes place is very important. You will also learn how to perform Indian head massage with and without the use of oils. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.

PROVIDE MASSAGE USING PRE‑BLENDED AROMATHERAPY OILS

This unit is about preparing clients for and delivering massages using pre-blended aromatherapy oils. The ability to adapt the use of pre-blended oils and massage techniques to suit individual client’s needs is very important. You will need to maintain effective, health, safety, hygiene and client care throughout your work.

Display stock to promote sales in a salon

In this unit you will learn how to create an eye catching display using promotional materials, equipment and stock from your salon. Through careful planning, preparation and maintenance of your display, you will learn how to promote your salon and increase sales of services and retail products. You must follow safe working practices during the assembly and dismantling stages of the display.

Promote products and services to clients in a salon

This unit will give the learners the knowledge, understanding and skills required to promote and sell products and services to clients. Learners will understand how to sell beauty products and services and how to identify and implement effective sales strategies.

 

 

Practical Assessments

You will be producing a portfolio as you go along showcasing photographs, practical assessment, written assignments, oral questions and answers

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PROGRESSION OPTIONS​

Combined Beauty Therapy

The Level 3 Diploma in Combined Beauty Therapy Skills (RQF) is a combination of both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in the beauty therapy industry. The qualification is aimed at those learners who wish to gain knowledge and skills relating to beauty therapy at Level 3 without existing prior knowledge.

 

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