The Training Therapy Centre
CERTIFICATE IN SWEDISH MASSAGE
VTCT LEVEL 3
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including, units covering the following: providing body massage, health and safety, anatomy and physiology and client care. Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide relaxing massage treatments using classical Swedish massage movements. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including: - Working in commercial beauty salons - Working in a destination and day spas - Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings This is VTCT’s only stand-alone qualification in Swedish massage therapy at Level 3 and it will qualify you to become a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found on their website. https://www.babtac.com
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.
Guided Learning Hours: 141, Age Restriction: 16, Units: 3, Level: 3, Minimum Credits: 16
Qualification Structure Mandatory
From this group you’ll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 14 credits.
Provide body massage (LEVEL: 3, CREDITS: 9, GLH: 84)
- Client care and communication in beauty-related industries (LEVEL: 3, CREDITS: 3, GLH: 28)
- Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon (LEVEL: 3, CREDITS: 4 GLH: 29)
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Record of Assessment book.