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VTCT - Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

This is a practical massage course which will give you the skills to deliver professional massages as a competent therapist.
The diploma course is broken down into four modules. You will be required to build a portfolio of work containing evidence of study and assignments for each module.
The four modules are outlined below:-

UV31300 – Provide Massage

This modules covers:-

  • The history and development of massage
  • Massage benefits and treatment objectives
  • Classic massage techniques and movements
  • The use of massage oil and other mediums
  • Client consultation process
  • Understanding contra-indications and restrictions to treatment
  • How to adapt treatments
  • The importance of client care and home care advice
  • The importance of note taking and records
Lumiere College of Complementary Therapies

Assessments and Course work

To complete this module you will need to carry out and evidence 30 treatments with a minimum of 2 treatments on six clients.

Your tutors will help you plan your work load and assess your treatments with feedback each month.

As part of this course, you will complete a Massage workbook to evidence your learning.

This modules has a 50/ 50 spilt of theory and practical. As your skills develop, you will invited to partake in clinic sessions with clients.

Your tutors will formally assess your treatments on at least three occasions during the clinic sessions.

UV31299 – Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

This is broken down into 12 main sections where you can expect to learn about our amazing human body. To deliver effective massage it is vital to understand the underlining skeletal and muscular systems of the body. In this unit all the major body systems are covered together with physiology and pathologies for each system.


Assignments and Examinations

Pathologies Assignment – you will need to research and evidence in your portfolio three pathologies for each body system. You will also need to complete an Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology work book.

There are two written external exams where a pass mark of 70% must be achieved for each paper.

Your tutors love A&P, so will hope you will be as passionate about how our bodies work as we are by the time you come to sit your exams. We have lots of mock exams and innovative ways of learning.

UV31268 Principles and practice

In this section we cover the key aspects of good clinical practice as well as the history and origins of complementary therapies to increase your knowledge of this fast growing area.

Assignments - this is an assignment based module.

UV31267 Business practice

The aim of this unit is to give you the understanding of the criteria needed run a business covering professionalism, legislation, ethics and referrals within the field of Complementary Therapy.

Assignments - this is an assignment based module.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is required, however, good communication skills would be helpful. Everyone on this course will need to be prepared to work hard individually and as a team.

Course Duration

9 months of 1 weekend per month in college with final examination and assessment in month 10. We advise an hour a day for home study.

It is an in depth course and we feel that you need this time to cultivate your knowledge and develop into a confident professional massage therapist.

Course Dates

Course Reference 084/MAS/Sept20

Induction Day 9am Saturday 26th September 2020

  • Sunday 27th September 2020
  • 24 and 25th October 2020
  • 21 and 22 November 2020
  • 12 and 13 December 2020
  • 16 and 17th Janauary 2021
  • 20 and 21 February 2021
  • 20 and 21 March 2021
  • 17 and 18 April 2021
  • 15 and 16 May 2021
  • 12 and 13 June 2021– Exams and final assessment


9.30 to 17.30 hrs


£ 1499

Early Bird Fee

£ 1350 if paid full in advance prior to the course start date


£ 299 to secure your booking

Payment Plan

£ 299 deposit then 8 payments of £ 150 per month by the direct debit

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