Level 3 Swedish Massage

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty 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 will prepare you for employment as a beauty (massage) therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. Career opportunities as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

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

This is VTCT's only stand-alone qualification in Swedish massage therapy at Level 3 and it will qualify you to become a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.

What Will I Learn?

Swedish body massage, Client care and communication and health and safety linked to this unit.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification although it is recommended that you hold GCSEs at grades A*- C or Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent related Level 2/3 qualifications.

We are looking for learners with a passion for the Complementary Therapy industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided.


You will be assessed on you practical skills on clients, that you may have to provide.
There are online examinations linked to your practical knowledge and related anatomy and physiology.

Career Progression

Destination spas, Salons, Cruise ships, Mobile therapist

Further Notes

Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £22, Beauty Kit - £13.75). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

To join this course for September 2022, please visit one of our campuses Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm.

Our September 2023 applications will open on November 1st 2022

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Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Part Time Evening
Start Date:12/09/2022
Time:17:30 - 20:30
Course Code:7BE319NA
Registration Fee: £87
Tuition Fee: £231

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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What You Could Earn:
As Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors:
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