VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF)
About This Course
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a Swedish massage therapist.
The following mandatory units are included:
- UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
- UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
- UV30424 Provide body massage
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a 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.
This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a swedish massage therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.
Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).
This qualification is regulated on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should have a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both Practical and Theory Elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending our centre for the Practical Elements and by working through the Theory Elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our Virtual Learning Environment. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.
Duration: Practical elements are covered at our centre over a period of 4 days or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 12 weeks.
Case studies: You must carry out and document evidence for at least 20 treatments on a minimum of four clients. There must be a minimum of four treatments for at least two clients. Each case study must include a client questionnaire, lifestyle assessment, consent form, consultation record, treatment record, after care advice and client feedback.
Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF) will be awarded.
Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements and for final assessments however you will be required to ensure that you have the necessary materials and equipment to continue and complete this qualification.
Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:
You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF) directly into a Massage Therapist role as you will possess the skills to enable you to provide swedish massage treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the complementary and healthcare sector.
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