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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage

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Course Code
LA55023
Location
Distance Learning
Duration
Open or Distance Learning, 18 – 21 months
Department
Beauty, Spa & Complementary Therapies
Start Date
30 Jul 2024
End Date
30 Jul 2025
Course Overview
The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a spa therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however some of the spa treatments covered within this qualification are subject to age restrictions in certain regions, where local authority special treatment licensing applies. Employers are also mindful of the sensitive nature of spa treatments and due to this, the availability of spa therapy apprenticeships may be limited in some cases. For this reason, the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy is also offered outside apprenticeships by education and training providers who can offer this course in a real spa environment, and provide you with the opportunity to learn spa therapy skills, whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a spa therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: body massage, stone therapy, body wrapping, monitoring and operating sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments, monitoring procedures in the salon and contributing to the planning of a promotional event. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: Indian head massage, and massage with pre-blended oils, face and body electrical treatments.
This is one of two VTCT qualifications in spa therapy at Level 3. Whilst both qualifications qualify you to become a spa therapist, this qualification requires you to work in a commercial spa whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.
You will have to be employed with a suitable employer in the Beauty sector
This qualification will qualify you for employment as a beauty therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

• Working in commercial destination spas and day spas
• Working in a commercial beauty salon or complementary therapy clinic
• Working independently / self-employed / mobile / home-based settings
For costs please contact our Employer Engagement team 0300 30 30 006 or email employers@cambria.ac.uk
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