This course is ideal for those interested in body massage. It is highly practical and will enable students to perform a full body massage to a professional standard of competency. You will normally study on a Wednesday from 6pm – 8.30pm and will be involved in commercial sessions later in the course.
This course normally runs on a Thursday 18:00 – 21:00 for 32 weeks starting in September (actual date to be confirmed).
There is a strong theoretical and practical emphasis on this course.
The course consists of 3 units:
- Monitor and maintain health and safety procedures in the salon
- Client care and communication in beauty related industries
- Prepare for and provide body massage
You may be called to be sampled by the VTCT Standards Verifier on a different day and/or time to that which you usually attend for your training. If this happens, it is mandatory for you to attend to complete your qualification.
- The practical element of the course is examined by continuous assessment
- You will also be required to perform 4 observed assessments with both male and female clients
- The theoretical element is assessed by the completion of task sheets and tests
- The study of essential skills may be required
- Each application considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to interview
- Candidates should be in good health and have good stamina
- Candidates should possess good social skills
- Name badge, black or navy therapy tunic and trousers (approx cost £65)
- Therapy couch (desirable for home practice) (approx cost £190)
- Book – ‘Holistic Guide to Massage’ by Tina Parsons (approx cost £25)
- Record of assessment book £3
£475 (subject to change for the new academic year)
Students can become self-employed practitioners or go on to train in other areas of complementary therapies.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.