Level 3 Certficate in Swedish massage (VRQ)

Swedish Massage is one of the most popular types of massage worldwide. It is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massagedeep tissue massage and it is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology.

This qualification in Swedish Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a Beauty (Swedish Massage) Therapist. It is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a Swedish Massage therapist.

This is VTCTs only stand- alone qualification in Swedish Massage Therapy at Level 3.

Course Content

This course will cover the following:

  • Develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide relaxing massage treatments using classical Swedish massage movements.

  • Understanding health and safety and client care.

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology.

  • Interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.


For the knowledge and understanding of this course. In most cases this can be done by professional discussion and/or oral questioning. Other methods, such as projects, assignments and/or reflective accounts may also be used. In total, there will be two external papers.

For the assessment of practical skills, you must demonstrate competent practical massage skills to your assessor/observer on at least four occasions.

Entry Requirements

Formal qualifications are not required to study NVQ Level 3 Award in Indian head Massage, however it is desirable to have achieved four/five GCSE’s at grade C or above.

It is essential that all candidates have an enquiring mind, enthusiasm, motivation, a desire to work with people and immaculate personal presentation.

Your acceptance on the course will be dependant on a successful interview and suitable references.

Employment opportunities

Employment in a Salon, Spa, Cruise ships, Hotels, Leisure environments (HABIA - industry standard setting body advise level 3 as the minimum level for qualified entry to full employment)    

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Still Interested? What do you do next?

  Complete an application form and return it to Armonia Training Academy or contact us online with our enquiry form on CAREER CONSULTATION page

 For further information Contact:

Head Office Armonia Training Academy on 01302 842444 or email office@armonia.co.uk


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