Diploma in Beauty Therapy L3 - Massage Route

Full Time · Beauty & Complementary Therapies · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
30 September 2024
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

Massage therapies are used to help people to feel better and may improve quality of life.
These therapies typically take a holistic approach to your physical and mental health. They consider all aspects of your physical and emotional wellbeing, focusing upon the mind, body and spirit helping the flow of energy through the body.
You will study the following therapies:
Body Massage therapy is where a therapist presses, rubs and manipulates the body’s soft tissues. Massage is mainly used for relaxation and general wellbeing, but some people also use it to manage aches and pains.
Indian Head Massage, also known as champissage, is a treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders to improve hair and scalp condition.
Pre-blended Aromatherapy Massage is the use of essential oils which come from plants to help relieve conditions, injuries, or to preserve wellness.
Stone Therapy Massage is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years, and involves the use of flat, smooth basalt stones during the massage treatment.
You will learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be able to carry out assessments upon clients to identify the therapy that would most benefit them, how to deliver a high standard of client care, the application of therapies and how to evaluate them and the impact they’ve had.

For more information please visit: Beauty Therapy - Bishop Auckland College (bacoll.ac.uk)

Course requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent, including a C or above in Maths and English, or a Level

2 qualification in a relevant subject area.

A knowledge of Health and Safety and Anatomy and Physiology would be desirable

Uniform and Kit

Treatment bed desirable to complete home clients / case studies

Student massage therapy insurance

What will I do?

To achieve full certification, candidates will complete the following units:

• Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

• Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

• Provide body massage treatments

• Provide Indian Head massage

• Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils

• Provide stone therapy treatments

• Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business

• Provide self-tanning services

You will gain knowledge of the history and origins of Massage Therapies, legal obligations and requirements, codes of practice and ethics, professional organisations that regulate, effective communication skills, marketing and public relations, employment opportunities; prepare for, provide and reflect upon massage therapy treatments.

What will it give me?

City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – MASSAGE route

Materials needed

• Uniform (included in learner loan)

• Aromatherapy kit (included in learner loan)

• Treatment bed desirable to complete home clients / case studies

• Student massage therapy insurance

What can I do when I finish?

Progress further within the Beauty and Massage Therapies Industry, such as Deep Tissue Massage or gain employment as a Therapist in a Salon, Spa or self-employed.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the “Apply Now” section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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