The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Course Outline

Level 3 Massage Therapy


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty massage therapist. This qualification will support you to gain employment as a beauty massage therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.



Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and / or a successful skills test and interview.


This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including units covering the following: body massage, pre-blended aromatherapy, client care, stone therapy, health and safety, Indian head massage.


Throughout this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and massage medium products. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide a variety of relaxing massage treatments using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

Be prepared for your career in massage therapy

Career Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty massage therapist.

  • Working in commercial beauty salons
  • Working in destination spas and day spas
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

“Highly recommended! I have done two courses with Vita, nails and make up, and loved every minute of my time there. The tutors are amazing, so helpful, and have helped me so much. I went on the course with hardly any confidence. I met new friends and my overall experience has been amazing. You get so much support. The best thing I have ever done is study with Vita and I can’t wait to do more courses with them”


Course Modules

Mandatory – From this group you will need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of 52 credits.

Unit Title
Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine
Provide body massage
Provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Apply stone therapy massage
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Maintaining personal health and wellbeing
Provide Indian head massage