Course available at the venue below:
(7 days practical attendance days)
+ monthly live zoom video coursework support lessons (dates tbc)
Practical attendance dates
July '22 - Fri 22nd
August '22 - Fri 5th, Wed 17th
Sept '22 - Thurs 22nd
October '22 - Thurs 13th
November '22 - THurs 10th
Ddecember '22 - Thurs 8th (exams)
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a massage therapist/practitioner.
This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice and business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.
You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide massage services. You may also choose to complete an additional unit which will develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client.
This is a practitioner level qualification.
During the course you will learn a full body massage as well as a seated back massage, to include the massage techniques - effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibration, friction, passive joint movements and neuromuscular techniques.
You are required to undertake the following qualification (this can be studied alongside this course, but must be completed prior to practical assessments)
Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
Written Exam: 2 papers
Training material is accessed via our online portal
Unit UC31268 – Principles & Practice for complementary therapies.
Unit UC31267 – Business Practice for Complementary Therapies.
Unit UC31299 – Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.
Unit UC31300 – Provide body massage for complementary therapies
Optional Unit UC31303 – Healthy eating and well-being for the complementary
therapy client (additional costs apply).
GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 266 – 296. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case
studies, assessments, written exams)
Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime,
Practical Training: Please check out our current course dates on our website for the practical training element, additional dates can be supplied.
Group training = No, students will work on each other.
One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical
training to practice your routine on.
Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.
Assessments = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to assessments to practice your routine on.
You must carry out and document evidence for at least 30 treatments.
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Self-Employment or Employment as a Complementary Therapist or massage therapist .
Training material accessed through our online portal. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Fully qualified tutor for the practical training. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.
You will need to purchase your own products, equipment (e.g. massage couch/chair) and massage oils in order to carry out your case studies. We recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, See our reading list by signing up to our FREE student and therapists resources section - https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/student-resources-free
A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 diploma in Massage (QCF)
This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards),
where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit
framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)
Please check your insurance companies requirements before enrolling on this course? (It is the students responsibility to check coverage with their insurers BEFORE enrolling on this course)
Here are some insurance companies, some with introductory discounts - https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/accreditation
Pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit.
Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.
To select one of these options, or to find out more, click below:
Jason is a fully qualified holistic therapist, Sports Therapist and teacher. He has many therapies ‘under his belt’ and is very passionate about his work. He comes from a martial art background of 33 years and is the holder of 4 Black belts. And loves adventure and enjoying life. He recently had to give up Teaching martial arts through an Injury, and restarted his holistic Massage path from years ago, Like all our tutors he believes that all our students should have the best training available, and with his background of Martial arts he is dedicated in doing this.
Jason is qualified in and teaches the following therapies:
Level 3 Sports Masssage
Level 4 Sports Therapy
Level 3 Invigilating Exams
Level 3 Nutrition and Diet
Level 3 Education and Training
Level 3 Beauty Therapy Studies
Level 3 Beauty Therapy General (body/Face Electrics, Body/Face Massage, electrical epilation)
Level 3 Swedish Massage
Level 3 Hot Stones
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Assessor
Level 3 Complementary Therapies
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 4 IQA
Preventing Injuries in Sports
Taping and Strapping
Thermal Auricular Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Makeup Treatment (Body Art, Photographic and Media, Airbrush, Camouflage,SFX)
Providing Therapies With Cancer and Other Life Limiting Conditions
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Being a martial arts practitioner for over 34 years and an Instructor for 13 years holding 3 Black Belts in 3 disciplines, it is nice to actually help treat people rather than teaching someone to defend, or fight.
“ I love teaching, and seeing whether its a fresh student or experienced one, learning new techniques and progressing their knowledge in helping others.'
PreviewEnrolment / Navigating the portal
StartPre-Requisite - Level 2 Infection Prevention (Covid-19) Course
StartPractical Training Days - Attendance required
PreviewModule 1 - Introduction
StartModule 2 - Preparing your E-portfolio
StartModule 3 - VTCT Assessment log book
StartModule 4 - To do list
StartModule 5 - Knowledge questions (Coursework)
StartModule 6 - Training Resources
StartModule 7 - Revision for written exams
StartModule 8 - Assessments
StartModule 9 - Case studies
StartModule 10 - Induction & Starting the coursework