Swedish Body Massage Level 3

Swedish Body Massage Level 3

Course overview:

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF) 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 and mechanical machines. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

You will need to produce a portfolio of evidence and complete written exams.

This course can also be taken via the schools diploma qualification, please note that you will not cover the mechanical machines or need to take a written exam! WSBHT diploma is accredited by the Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

Duration: Home study prior to the course commencing then 20 hours practical training for VTCT made up of two sessions of four hours and four sessions of three hours or over 3 full days

Pre-requisites: A knowledge of anatomy and physiology via a suitable qualification otherwise the Certificate of Merit in Anatomy and Physiology will need to be taken in conjunction with this course – this can be gained through The WSBHT for only £80

Cost: VTCT £480 Schools Accredited Diploma £380

CPD points: 19

Career path:  Mobile therapist, salon, room at home

Included in the course:

  • Course training manual
  • A relaxed, informal and professional atmosphere in which to learn
  • Fully qualified and experienced lecturers
  • Support and guidance during and on completion of the course
  • Liquid refreshment
  • The Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy Diploma or VTCT Certificate

Additional costs:   Recommended reading books/Massage oil (couch will be required for home study)

Course contents:

  • You will learn how to:
  • Prepare the treatment area
  • Prepare the client for treatment
  • Carry out a client consultation
  • Perform a body massage treatment

 You will also study:

  • Related hygiene, health and safety
  • Related anatomy and physiology
  • Benefits of massage
  • Massage movements and mediums
  • Contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Aftercare
  • Equipment and products

Be prepared to  receive treatments.  Models may be required.


Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate or The Wiltshire School of Beauty and Holistic Therapy in Swedish Body Massage


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