Level 3 Swedish Body Massage


Course Duration: 10 Weeks

Course Cost : £1300 + £70 vtct fee

Fast Track Course : The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Entry Requirement:  Level 2 beauty therapy or course interview to assess suitability

 Qualification: Level 3 VTCT Certificate in Swedish Body Massage 



Course Duration: 8 Weeks plus a 2 week study break totalling 10 weeks.

Cost : £1300+ £70 VTCT registration course fee

Fast Track Course : The Custard Factory, Birmingham

Entry Requirement:  Level 2 Beauty Therapy if possible or interview required to assess suitability.

Qualification: VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage

VTCT Awarding Body

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.

Upon completion you will be fully up and running in each treatment and you will be certified to provide each of them either in a salon setting, or as a mobile therapist. You will work on live clients during this course and you will receive a full Level 3 VTCT Certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Course content:

*Health & safety & regulations
*Hygiene & client preparation
*Anatomy & physiology
*Skin diseases & disorders
*Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
*Learn the skills involved in providing body massage treatments.
*You will learn about the classical Swedish massage movements.
*How to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs.
* Body analysis and posture.
*Learn all massage techniques : Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement, Vibration, Friction.

Please note a registration fee to VTCT of £70 is payable for this course, covers exam fees, logbooks etc.

Units comprise of: 3 units 

UV30468 – Client care and communication in beauty related industries

UV30491- Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

UV30424- Provide Body Massage

Start Date:  Every 10 weeks. (This course will be run Mondays)  Models may be required for this course.

Course price includes all workbooks for the course. £70 exam fees, vtct lifetime registration are payable. Uniform and kit to be paid by student. Maximum students 4 ensuring that you learn at a professional standard and pace, we focus on quality not quantity. Passing this course is a guarantee.

Progress on to Level 3 Epilation/Electrolysis, Level 4 advanced treatments, Level 4 Laser & IPL, Level 4 Micro Pigmentation (SPMU), Level 4 Salon Management after completion of Facial Electrotherapy.


Additional information


13th July 2020, 14th September 2020, 23rd November, 15th February 2021, 26th April 2021, 5th July 2021


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