About the course
This course is an intensive, part time study into Body Massage. It is suitable for students who have, or are working towards a level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology qualification.
Body Massage is a holistic treatment involving massage movements and pressure techniques which are applied to the whole body, face and scalp. These movements stimulate or relaxes the body, helping the body's systems to function and maintain a good state of health. The course provides students with all the knowledge and practical skills they will need to be able to provide a body massage treatment.
All students are expected to attend College three hours a week on an evening and are also required to complete course work and research in their own time. It is compulsory for all students to complete 36 written case studies, before they can gain the qualification. Students are also given the opportunity to carry out Body Massage treatment on the general public within the In Vogue Salon to practice skills and gain feedback for personal development.
Entry is by interview only with the Course Director. All applicants need to have successfully completed or are working towards the Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology Level 3. If applicants require further information before completing an application form, they should contact the College. This course may not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage.
What you'll learn (core modules)
Business Practice for complementary therapies, Health, Safety and Hygiene for complementary therapies, Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for complementary therapies. Modules include: Practical Body Massage - Definition of Massage Movements, Adaptation of the Massage Routine, History of Massage and Business Practice.
How will I be assessed?
This course has an end point practical assessment, similar to a trade test, this covers practical skills and behaviours of the professional masseuse. A portfolio with your written case study evidence and course work module theory assignments will be submitted at the end of the programme and graded. All elements must be completed and achieved in order to achieve a full qualification.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
In Vogue Salon in West Suffolk College.
Where will this course take me?
On successful completion, learners can progress on to the Diploma in Aromatherapy or Diploma in Reflexology, which is offered by West Suffolk College.
How much will it cost?
Approx £700 to include college kit and uniform
If you need help with funding
Any student over the age of 19 will need to pay full costs unless they are in receipt of benefits, the Student Welfare department will be able to help you with this application.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Apply on line and complete the application form, you will be called in to the college to interview with a member of the team who will give you more detail about the programme an help you enrol onto the course.
Days & times
Date(s) to be confirmed