Body Massage Level 3 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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.

  • 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.

Please note, there is an additional cost for kit that will be discussed at your interview. Once you enrol on the course, you will receive further details and links to make purchases from the College or directly with suppliers.

Assessment Methods

  • Multiple choice examinations
  • Practical assessments

Final assessments take place in June.

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

Course Summary

Course Title Body Massage Level 3
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.

Attendance Requirements Three hours a week.
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The work experience opportunities at BTC have been really beneficial. I started by helping out at Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa, and by the end of the week, I was giving complementary treatments. Now I’ve completed my Level 2 and am starting to study my Level 3, I work there part-time which is great for my coursework.

Rebecca Brown- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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