Level 3 Award Massage

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
10 weeks
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime, Evening
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Currently unavailable


This course is a perfect introduction to massage therapies. You will develop an in-depth theoretical understanding of massages, including the popular Swedish body massage. Practical development will be encouraged in our on-site commercial and training salon, Halo. Having this fantastic facility gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge by performing treatments in a real working environment.


This course aims to prepare you with the basic skills required for employment within the industry. You will develop a theoretical and practical understanding of massage therapies, such as the Swedish body massage.


Units include:
  • Health and Safety
  • Body Massage Techniques
  • Body Massage Practice

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
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Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course – you will be guided and supported through both practical and theoretical sessions. You will practice treatments in our on-site commercial and training salons. It is advised to undertake a work placement to enhance your learning, and prepare you for working within the industry.

You will be encouraged to develop your employability skills during dedicated sessions in CV writing, interview techniques and team building. You will also be offered the opportunity to study GCSE Maths and English alongside your programme of study.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university. If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills to enhance your maths and English skills. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

You will be required to have basic maths and English skills to work in the industry. English is used to ensure manufacturer's instructions for products and risk assessments are fully understood – this is vital for following Health and Safety regulations. It is important to learn and understand new terminology when completing in-depth treatment consultation forms with paying clients. In this customer focused industry, communication skills are essential for providing excellent customer service. Maths will be used in most reception duties, including: working out appointment times, calculating monetary takings, and working out discounts. Percentages will also be used when preparing products for treatments.

Industry links:

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops to learn more about the industry and meet employers. Numerous guest speakers and educational trips and visits will also be organised throughout the course.

You could progress into employment within the industry.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

If you do not already possess a relevant Health and Safety qualification, you will be required to study and sit the exam - this will cost £33.

Interview Instructions

You will need to attend an induction evening where you will be asked to enrol and make payment for the course. You will also be given more information on the course, and a tour of the salon and its facilities.

Entry Criteria

There are no formal entry requirements, just a keen commitment to learning massage.