VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage (QCF)

InstructorJoanne Lee
TypeOnline Course
DateOct 1, 2015 - Jul 31, 2018
Student Enrolled4
CertificateIssued on completion of Practical Elements at our Centre in Dukinfield, Theory Elements via our Virtual Learning Resource, Case Studies, Assignments, Assessments, Multiple Choice Exam Papers & 100% of quiz marks
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Click on 'Buy Now' to enrol and pay by debit or credit card using the secure services of Payal or 'Book Now' to enrol and pay by direct bank transfer or direct debit. Please note you will be required to upload evidence of payment using this method. The 'Date' range shows the period in which the course is open for enrollment. Upon enrollment you will receive access to our Virtual Learning Resource where you can commence your study of the Theory Elements online. Practical elements and Assessments are covered onsite at our Centre in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester and dates for attendance will be arranged with your tutor after enrollment or you can choose prearranged dates subject to availability.

How will I be assessed?

Independent study is an essential part of our VTCT and Professional Vocational Qualifications and you will be required to complete both practical and theoretical assignments at home. Observation Assessments will take place onsite during the course and a Portfolio of Evidence will be completed. Competent performance of Observation outcomes must be demonstrated on a specified number of occasions.

Unit assessment methods:

Portfolio of Evidence, Written Assignments, Case Studies, Practical Elements/Final Assessments and Written Exams.

Cost Includes:

Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees.


Full payment MUST be received at the time of enrollment to secure a place unless otherwise agreed or by one of our monthly Direct Debit Payment Plans. All payments must be made by direct funds transfer / standing order / credit or debit card using the secure services of Paypal or Stripe. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Why choose The Full Spectrum Centre Limited?

Not only do our team of professionally qualified, experienced and passionate holistic therapists/tutors provide dedicated student support, we provide learners with access to our training rooms subject to availability in order for them to have an appropriate space in which to carry out their case studies.

When choosing a VTCT qualification you will gain skills and knowledge necessary for success in your chosen career, while gaining an industry-recognised qualification. VTCT is the specialist awarding organisation for the Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Sport and Active Leisure sectors, with over 45 years of experience. They are an awarding body regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA and a registered charity investing in education and skills but also giving to good causes in the area of facial disfigurement.

Westminster Indemnity accept all our course and qualifications for insurance purposes on their policies and our graduates receive discounted rates.

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The Old Courthouse Chapel Street Dukinfield SK16 4DY Tameside Greater Manchester UK

0161-711-0658 / 07939-225-273


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Weekdays 9:00-21.45
Saturday 9:00-18:00
(Sunday by prior arrangement only)

About This Course

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of body massage.

The following mandatory units are included:

  • UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • UV30574 Provide Indian head massage
  • UV30435 Promote and sell products and services to clients

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a specialist massage therapist including, units covering the following: providing indian head 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 indian head massage treatments. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients, enabling you to promote and sell products and services. Upon completion of this qualification learners will understand the importance of retail and client care.

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 specialist 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).

CPPD points: 20

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: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements.

Course Delivery: Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. This theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards. You will also have access to our private Facebook group where you can communicate with other learners and graduates.

Practical elements are brought to life in a treatment room environment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore Complusory Interactive Treatment room sessions will be accessed by attending sessions at our centre over a period of 3 days or 2 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 9 weeks with one of our massage tutors Joanne Lee, Cindy Vernon and Tracy Kruup.

Case studies: You must carry out and document evidence for at least 20 treatments on a minimum of four clients to consolidate the learning and practice skills required. 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.

Virtual Learning Resource: Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments and your Portfolio of Evidence.

Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit an external and invigilated multiple choice exam paper and internal observations as your final assessment.

Minimum System Requirement: As this course is delivered via our online Virtual Learning Resource there are some minimum system requirements including:

  • Laptop, PC or MAC
  • Broadband internet connectionnimum Software Requirements
  • Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word (or equivalent)

Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head 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 Indian Head Massage (QCF) directly into a specialist massage therapist role as you will possess the skills to enable you to provide indian head massage treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the complementary and healthcare sector.

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Course Content

Section 1Introduction & Induction
Lecture 1Welcome
Lecture 2Introduction
Lecture 3Time Management
Lecture 4Powerful Studying Tips
Lecture 5Assessment Guidance
Lecture 6Case Studies
Section 2UV30491: Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Lecture 7Learning outcomes and evidence requirements
Lecture 8alth, Safety, Security
Lecture 9Who inspects and enforces these laws?
Lecture 10Hazards & Risk Assessments
Lecture 11Fire Hazards and Assessments
Lecture 12Preventing the Risk of Injury and Disease
Lecture 13First Aid
Lecture 14Safety
Lecture 15Hazardous Substances, Slips & Trips
Lecture 16Learning outcome 1 Assignment
Lecture 17Monitoring Health and Safety
Lecture 18COHHH
Lecture 19Support Employment Standards
Lecture 20Hygiene Guidelines
Lecture 21Employers' and Employees' health and safety responsibilities
Lecture 22Learning outcome 2 Assignment a)
Lecture 23Code of Practice & Code of Ethics
Lecture 24Registration & Regulation
Lecture 25Security Procedures
Lecture 26Insurance
Lecture 27Learning outcome 2 Assignment b)
Section Quiz
Section 3UV30468: Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Lecture 28Learning outcomes and evidence requirements
Lecture 29Client Communcation
Lecture 30The Communication Process
Lecture 31Learning To Communicate With Clients
Lecture 32Communications Skill Guide
Lecture 33Body Language & Communication
Lecture 34Body Language and Personal Space
Lecture 35Basic Body Language and Communication
Lecture 36Interpreting body language signals
Lecture 37Facial Body Language
Lecture 38Facial Expressions
Lecture 39Eye Contact
Lecture 40Gestures
Lecture 41Learning outcome 1 Assignment a)
Lecture 42Communication Difficulties
Lecture 43Learning outcome 1 Assignment b)
Lecture 44Learning outcome 1 Assignment c)
Lecture 45Haptics - Touch
Lecture 46Learning outcome 1 Assignment d)
Lecture 47Exploring & Establishing the Client's Needs & Requirements
Lecture 48The Client’s Journey
Lecture 49Learning outcome 1 Assignment e)
Lecture 50The Key Aspects of Good Clinical Practice
Lecture 51Recording the Treatment
Lecture 52Important Considerations
Lecture 53Learning outcome 1 Assignment f)
Lecture 54Professional Conduct
Lecture 55Professional Ethics
Lecture 56Client Confidentiality & Complaints
Lecture 57Learning outcome 2 Assignment a)
Lecture 58Retail opportunities & Sales
Lecture 59Learning outcome 2 Assignment b)
Lecture 60Client Care and Relationship Management
Lecture 61Client Information, Contra‐actions & Aftercare Advice
Lecture 62Learning outcome 2 Assignment c)
Lecture 63Learning outcome 2 Assignment d)
Section 4UV30574: Provide Indian head massage
Section 5UV30435: Promote and sell products and services to clients
Section 6Revision, Reflective Practice & Feedback
Lecture 66Revision
Lecture 67Exam Techniques
Lecture 68Reflective Practice, Feedback and Evaluation

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