Broadstairs College - Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Massage)
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Qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Massage)
Start date: 06/09/2023
End date: 17/07/2024
Weekly hours: Wednesday, 5.00-8.30pm
Location: Broadstairs
Fee: £1,350
Duration: 38 weeks

Level 3 Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Massage)

Our Level 3 course will give you the skills needed to work as a massage therapist. 

What does this course involve? 

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a massage therapist. The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for gaining employment as a massage therapist. This course is designed for learners aged 19 years or over.

The course comprises the following units:

  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies

What qualifications do I need? 

You will need GCSEs at grade 4 (C) in English and maths, or a relevant Full Level 1. You will also need to undertake a skills test. All learners must be aged 19+. 


Assessment will be by written assignment for each unit. There will also be a pathology assignment for the anatomy unit, with 2 anatomy exams, along with a minimum of 3 competent practical assessments and 30 hours of case studies. 


Previous students have gone on to careers on cruise liners, in salons and spas, as well as self-employed massage therapists. This course could also lead onto Level 4 courses within the complementary therapies industry.

Fees and costs

Course fee: £1,350

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Additional expenses to consider include:

  • Kit - approx. £350
  • Uniform - £50
  • Trips & Visits - approx. £40 

Students will be expected to purchase uniform and a beauty therapy kit from our approved suppliers and must abide by our professional dress code. 



Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605040