Course Information

Who is the course for?

Individuals wanting to train as a massage therapist allowing them to work in the beauty or complementary therapy profession and offer body massage as part of their work. This course combines body massage, health and safety and anatomy and physiology. Therefore this course would be suitable for those that are new to complementary therapies and have not studied within this field previously.

What does the course involve?

  • Body massage
  • Specialist practical techniques
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health, safety and hygiene

What makes this course special?

  • Fully equipped, modern facilities, which cater for all students practical needs
  • Additional courses that students can experience are Stone Therapy, and Hopi Ear candling. Talks available are setting up as a self-employed therapist and palliative care in a hospice environment
  • All staff are fully experienced, enthusiastic and have a high level of industry knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop transferable skills: communication skills, consultation skills
  • Links with Weston Hospice Care

Entry Requirements

  • It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A – C or 9 - 4; however exemptions may be made for adult learners with experience of the workplace and a keen interest in body massage and anatomy and physiology
  • Successful completion of Beauty Therapy Level 2

Mature students are welcome to apply.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Multiple choice examinations
  • Practical assessments

Final assessments take place in June.

How long is the course?

  • 34 weeks
  • One evening per week

What are the College attendance requirements?

Three hours a week.

What are the progression options?

  • Sports Massage Level 3 and 4
  • Beauty therapy
  • Massage therapist in a beauty salon or spa
  • Health farms
  • Cruise liners
  • Care industry
  • Self-employed massage therapist

Awarding Body

City and Guilds.

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