Massage Courses

PLEASE NOTE:  To study an advanced course you must first hold a Level 3 qualification.  For example, Level 3 Reflexology must be studied before Maternity, Facial or Hand Reflexology.

  • Level 3 in Body Massage (or having studied this as part of a Complementary Therapies Diploma) must be achieved before studying CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses such as Hot Stones or Hands-free Massage.
  • Level 3 Aromatherapy must be studied before Maternity Aromatherapy.
  • Indian Head Massage and Thermal Auricular Therapy can be studied with no previous experience.
  • Qualifications are available in the same subject but go into varying degrees of detail.  An Award is a basic qualification, Certificate is a more detailed qualification and a Diploma is more comprehensive.

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VTCT Level 3 Diplomas:

  • Reflexology
  • Massage Therapy (455 hours guided learning)
  • Massage (suggested commitment 266 hours)
  • Complementary Therapies (including healthy eating unit) 7 units across 520 suggested learning hours
  • Aromatherapy
  • Holistic Colour Therapy
  • Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Certificates:

  • Swedish Massage (suggested 141 hours of learning)
  • Massage using Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils
  • Stone Therapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies

VTCT Level 3 Awards:

  • Origins, Principles and Theories of Massage
  • Origins of Massage and Principles of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Healthy Eating and Wellbeing for the Complementary Therapy Client
  • Indian Head Massage

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology for Complementary Therapies

VTCT Level 2 Awards:

  • Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • Head Massage

To view the details of each unit and the record book for each course view: http://www.vtct.org.uk/Home/QualificationCentreFinder.aspx

Advanced courses: (require prior attainment of a level 3 qualification)

baby massage

Sports Massage