Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AM30099 GLH: 450 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/8967/5 Units: 8 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 52

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is 450 GLH.

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty massage therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty massage therapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty massage therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 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. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in 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 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.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty massage therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty massage therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in commercial beauty salons, destination spas and day spas
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty massage therapy at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications qualify you to become a beauty massage therapist, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) (QCF) has a purpose of confirming competence in a specific job role, rather than preparing you to enter the sector. The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Massage) (QCF) also requires you to work in a commercial salon or spa environment whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and 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 beauty massage therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found here.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of 52 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30410 T/601/4359 Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine 3 7 60
UV30424 D/601/3559 Provide body massage 3 9 84
UV30425 Y/601/3558 Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils 3 7 65
UV30468 T/601/4457 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 3 3 28
UV30475 H/601/4454 Apply stone therapy massage 3 9 75
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4 29
UV30493 D/600/8779 Maintaining personal health and wellbeing 3 7 60
UV30574 D/601/4095 Provide Indian head massage 3 6 49

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
D.S Edens Education and Training +357 25 104374 Visit website Cyprus
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Renaissance Hair and Beauty Centre +357 245343282 Visit website Cyprus
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
SkinAstute Training Academy 07491 922445 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Positive Living School of Natural Therapies 01761 411043 Visit website Bristol, City of
The Beauty Training Academy 07956 579177 Visit website Buckinghamshire
The Beauty Academy 0845 601 8272 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Advanced Aesthetics Training Centre 07949 240852 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Riverside College Halton - Kingsway Campus 0151 257 2800 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Progress to Excellence Limited - Derby 1 & 2 01462 488218 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Lotus Spa Centre 01626 369813 Visit website Devon
Olympus College 01752 395112 Visit website Devon
Acacia Training and Development Ltd 01752 670811 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
B-Skill Ltd 01752 875610 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
Enabling Development Opportunities Ltd - Plymouth 01543 458580 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
Ignite Academy & Training 01752 875610 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Abacus Training Group - Newhaven 01273 584002 Visit website East Sussex
Partners 4 Training 01825 766060 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Brighton Holistics 01273 672690 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Purple Turtle Academy 01273 447891 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
Neroli School of Beauty Therapy 01245 400509 Visit website Essex
Southend Nail and Beauty School 01702 619949 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 769424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Manchester International Beauty Academy 0161 708 0118 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Oldham College 0161 785 4070 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
Hampshire Beauty Training 01264 748300 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
West London School of Beauty - South 020 8755 4855 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 365235 Visit website Herefordshire
GWS Institute 07804 028806 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Shire Beauty Training Group 07985 229662 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Dartford 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Gravesend 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
Accrington Academy 01254 304300 Visit website Lancashire
Deep Training Academy 01254 822832 Visit website Lancashire
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
Gainsborough College 01427 617471 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincoln College 01522 876000 Visit website Lincolnshire
The Lincoln Independent School of Beauty 01522 535553 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Skin Hair & Beauty Academy 07828 294771 Visit website London - Croydon
Serenity Beauty Academy by Klaudia Lucas 020 8575 5547 Visit website London - Ealing
The World of Work 020 3589 6723 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Alison Angold Academy 07572 617340 Visit website London - Harrow
Beauty Training Harrow 020 8206 2930 Visit website London - Harrow
Deeda Hair and Beauty 07904 956152 Visit website London - Harrow
Essex Beauty Training School 07743 849771 Visit website London - Havering
Fingertips and Beauty 020 8861 1459 Visit website London - Hillingdon
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
West London School of Beauty 020 8755 4855 Visit website London - Hounslow
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Sarahartistry 07903 864000 Visit website London - Redbridge
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 1 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 2 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
City Academy for Nails and Beauty 0151 298 3200 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Elite Spa and Beauty Academy 07941 323398 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Newsham Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 1809 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Norris Green Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Park Road Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
QTS-Global Ltd 01677 470900 Visit website North Yorkshire
QTS-Global Ltd - Selby 01757 705405 Visit website North Yorkshire
Medicare Cosmetics LTD 01642 481734 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Aldercar High School 01773 712477 Visit website Nottinghamshire
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
The Beauty and Holistic Training Centre 01302 856504 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07572 268543 Visit website Suffolk
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Affable Therapy Training Limited 020 8338 1212 Visit website Surrey
Hillcroft College 020 8399 2688 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Professional Beauty Training 01737 357997 Visit website Surrey
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Enabling Development Opportunities Ltd - Birmingham 07780 478302 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Beauty Academy - Birmingham 0845 601 8272 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Aesthetic Hair and Beauty Training Centre 01293 531900 Visit website West Sussex
Blueline Training Academy 07496 562248 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Therapy Courses 01722 711603 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy 01793 737733 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design +91 26473050 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Elite Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
Kerry College of Further Education +353 66 7121741 Visit website Ireland
Devine Beauty Training Academy 07700 735133 Visit website Jersey
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Aesthetic Senses +27 12 007 1607 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
In The Pink! Therapies And Training 07740 774590 Visit website Caerphilly
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
ST. Mary’s College 02920 341212 Visit website Cardiff
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo 01492 546666 Visit website Conwy
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan

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