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About the course

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Beauty therapy or Hairdressing

Introduction to Massage

Successful interview

How much does it cost?

Loan funded or full cost of £941.00

Uniform £40.00

Kit £40.00 approx.

19+ Advanced Learner Loans

If you’re aged 19 or over from the start of this course, you’re eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of the course.

The Advanced Learner Loan is a government funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn't take your household income into account and doesn't involve a credit check.

More about 19+ Advanced Learner Loans

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Why study?

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide relaxing massage treatments using classical Swedish massage movements treating the whole body. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Where will this course take me?

Level 4 salon management

  • Spa therapist
  • Freelance massage therapist
  • Beauty salon
  • Cruise ships
  • Overseas therapist

Core modules

  • Provide body massage
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Relevant Anatomy and Physiology

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical observation
  • Assignment work
  • Two externally set exams 

Will I have to provide anything?

You will need notebooks, folders etc.

Uniform £40.00

Kit £40.00 approx.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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