Massage - VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma

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Course code: AH1006C

An internationally recognised qualification which covers the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide massage treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release.

When and where


From 09 Jan 2023 to 06 Nov 2023
Mon 15:30-21:00

30 weeks

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09 Jan 2023

15:30 to 21:00

16 Jan 2023

15:30 to 21:00

23 Jan 2023

15:30 to 21:00

30 Jan 2023

15:30 to 21:00

06 Feb 2023

15:30 to 21:00

20 Feb 2023

15:30 to 21:00

27 Feb 2023

15:30 to 21:00

06 Mar 2023

15:30 to 21:00

13 Mar 2023

15:30 to 21:00

20 Mar 2023

15:30 to 21:00

27 Mar 2023

15:30 to 21:00

17 Apr 2023

15:30 to 21:00

24 Apr 2023

15:30 to 21:00

08 May 2023

15:30 to 21:00

15 May 2023

15:30 to 21:00

22 May 2023

15:30 to 21:00

05 Jun 2023

15:30 to 21:00

12 Jun 2023

15:30 to 21:00

19 Jun 2023

15:30 to 21:00

26 Jun 2023

15:30 to 21:00

03 Jul 2023

15:30 to 21:00

10 Jul 2023

15:30 to 21:00

11 Sep 2023

15:30 to 21:00

18 Sep 2023

15:30 to 21:00

25 Sep 2023

15:30 to 21:00

02 Oct 2023

15:30 to 21:00

09 Oct 2023

15:30 to 21:00

16 Oct 2023

15:30 to 21:00

30 Oct 2023

15:30 to 21:00

06 Nov 2023

15:30 to 21:00


Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre 

Kings Park Drive

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Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £2,225.00.

What the course is about

<p>This intense course enables learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide Massage Treatments to the general public and gain employment within the Complementary Therapy Industry. With the other learners in your class, you will gain knowledge of body systems and structures, diseases and disorders of the human body. You will progress to learning how to perform a full body massage routine and local and total contra-indications to the treatment. You will study the theory of Body Massage and also the underpinning knowledge and skills required to successfully perform massage treatments. You will cover the following ITEC units:</p>

<li>383 Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies</li>
<li>380 Provide Body Massage for Complementary Therapies</li>
<li>384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies</li>
<li>385 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies</li>

<p>You will be required to commit to home study in between classes as well as carrying out massage treatments on friends and family and writing up detailed therapy notes. Full details of the commitment required will be given at the admission session. As part of this course you will study the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, this is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at beauty therapists and nail technicians, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients. A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.</p>

<p>Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This is a course leading to a qualification, and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines.</p>

<p><strong>Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee.</strong> For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to <a href=""></a> UK qualifications, Complementary, Level 3 Diploma in Massage.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>You will be required to attend an Admission Session prior to enrolling on this course. Please go to <a href="">SE8006A</a> or <a href="">SE8007A</a> to apply online. At this session, you will receive:</p>

<li>Full details of what is covered on the course</li>
<li>Information as to the pre-requisite skills or qualifications needed prior to enrolling</li>
<li>Information as to the home study requirements and commitment</li>
<li>A Skills Check for English/or maths as appropriate</li>
<li>Details of learning or financial support that may be available to you</li>

<p>There will be an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. If you have any certificates for qualifications in this subject area, or for English or maths, please bring them with you to the Admission Session. <strong>PLEASE NOTE</strong>places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner (see Cancellation policy). For term dates please refer to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>This is a Level 3 examination course. Examination dates will be given to you by your tutor at the start of the course and may fall outside the scheduled class times. Course work is also required to be completed during the course.</p>

<li><strong>Awarding body:</strong> ITEC; Level 3 Diploma in Massage</li>
<li><strong>Assignments/Course work:</strong> For Unit 380 you will need to provide written evidence of 20 treatments and 16 case studies. Units 384 & 385 are assessed by an assignment which will be set and marked by your course tutor.</li>
<li><strong>Examination(s):</strong> For Unit 383 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology there is a multiple choice theory exam Assessment of practical massage skills is by way of a practical examination conducted by an ITEC examiner.</li>

<p>Evidence of case studies/treatments will also need to be submitted to the examiner. You will negotiate a Personal Learning Plan with your tutor identifying the areas you need to develop; this will be reviewed at regular intervals. Please note that this qualification must be completed within the deadline set. It may be possible to re-sit the examination within the academic year at an additional fee.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>We have designed this course to support you with working in the Hair and Beauty sector. Successful completion of this course will provide the skills and knowledge required for job roles in Massage. No previous knowledge of Massage is required. The assignments for the theory units 384 and 385 will need to be written outside class time. This is a Level 3 professional qualification course for more information about the depth of study required at this level, please see the ITEC website address above.</p>

<p>You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website <a href=""></a> There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable.</p>

<p>English language and/or maths skills at Level 2 are required. You may be asked to complete an online assessment in English (and maths if applicable) prior to submitting a course application or as part of an admission session.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a pen and paper, and a folder for your own work and any information given. You will also need to obtain a suitable couch for providing treatments at home. Do not make any purchases prior to securing a place on the course you will be guided by the tutor prior to any purchase. In classroom sessions, learners practise on each other initially but later will be required to bring clients to sessions. A nominal charge is made to clients for each treatment and a tariff is available on request. You will need to take out a suitable student insurance policy (approximately £25). Your tutor will be able to give you details of recommended insurance companies and policies. A Tunic, oils and a set of towels will be provided for you whilst on the course in order for you to be able to practise outside the classroom at no extra cost.</p>

<p><strong>PLEASE NOTE this kit is on loan to you and must be returned at the end of the course.? If it is not returned you will be invoiced for the full cost of a replacement.</strong> A course text book is required for this course. Your course tutor will give details so that you may purchase your own copy should you wish to do so. If you would prefer to borrow a copy from Skills & Learning then you will be able to do so. It will then need to be returned at the end of your course.</p>

<p><strong>Course costs for Level 3 and 4 courses </strong> For information regarding any <strong>funding</strong> for this course please <strong>please refer to</strong> the Finance page on our website <a href="" style="text-indent: 36pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:&#34;Helvetica&#34;,sans-serif; font-size:10.5pt"></span></a>.</p>

<p><strong>PLEASE NOTE If you do not attend a pre-booked practical or theory exam without giving the required notice you will be invoiced for the cost. Details of the fees and cancellation notice periods required are available on request.</strong></p>

Next Step

<p>There are opportunities for a Massage Therapist to find employment in a variety of areas, including complementary health clinics, Primary Health Trusts, beauty salons, spas, cruise ships, hotels or resorts, or a mobile or home based own clinic. Although not required for this particular qualification, you may like to take an additional First Aid qualification course to support your professional practice as a therapist. You may wish to consider further ITEC Complementary Therapy courses such as Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage or Indian Head Massage.</p>

<p>Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education. S</p>

<p>kills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Apprenticeship training. See the website <a href=""></a> for more details.</p>

<p>Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships to young people. Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you.</p>

<p>You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service <a href=""></a> For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at Centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact:01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>