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Massage Therapy

Course Code: EDT

Level: 3
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm (subject to change)

About the course

This part-time massage course will give you the specialist skills you need to carry out treatments for massage therapy and spa treatments. The course includes body massage, stone therapy, Indian head massage and aroma massage using pre-blended oils.

This course will provide you with all the skills needed for employment as a massage therapist in the beauty industry; from mobile therapist to working on cruise liners, salons or spas.

What you'll learn

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

  • body massage
  • stone therapy
  • spa treatments
  • Indian head massage
  • aroma massage.
Entry requirements

To be successful on this course, we recommend that you have already completed Level 2 Beauty Therapy or a minimum of five GCSEs (including English) at grade 4 (C) or above. Relevant industry experience will also be considered.


This course will be assessed via a combination of externally set online theory exams, internally marked practical observations for each module and a portfolio of evidence which includes assignments.

You will be assessed by practical observations in a realistic environment on paying clients, and through assignment work, which will include oral and written questions.

What's next?

On successful completion you be able to go on to a Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology or Aromatherapy.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: EDT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2200

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.