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Swedish Massage

Course Code: CSM

Level: 3
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 22 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm

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About the course

If you want to work in a spa, a health resort or start your own career as a massage therapist, this could be the course for you. It is an advanced qualification that will equip you with a range of specialist skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty or complementary therapies sector. You will learn to execute massage techniques, study theories, gain underpinning knowledge and learn how to implement business practices.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and complimentary therapies sector, including:

  • principles and practices for providing body massage
  • client care and communication
  • knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathologies for massage
  • health and safety.
Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need one of more of the following:

  • a level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy
  • a level 2 qualification in Anatomy and Physiology
  • relevant industry experience
  • 5 GCSE, A-C (9-4) including science, maths and English or equivalent
  • mature students may be exempt from this requirement if they have appropriate work experience/life skills or additional qualifications. Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest.
Assessments/Exams

There are two externally set and moderated theory exams, along with four internally marked practical observations. You will also be required to complete a portfolio of work, including some assignments.

You will be assessed through practical observations in a realistic environment with paying clients.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you will benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in the beauty or complimentary therapies sector. You may also wish to use your new skills to start your own freelance business. You will also have the qualification to progress to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.