Kick-start your career as a massage therapist, from home!
This course includes 3.5 days practical training which will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated with Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.
As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in body massage, this course is ideal for:
This course enables you to:
All of our massage courses include a required anatomy and physiology course to be completed before attending your practical days. This course will require a half day classroom attendance and the rest is completed online. After completion you will gain a recognised anatomy certificate.
Before you go onto your practical day you will need to have completed the Anatomy & Physiology Theory part of the course. This is essential for your practical training day. This will cover all of the anatomy and physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments. This will take 30 hours to complete. It will require a half day classroom attendance and the rest will be completed online. After completion you will gain a recognised Anatomy certificate.
This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent to and marked by your tutor.
After you have completed the Massage Level 3 theory part of this course you will then progress onto the Anatomy and Physiology theory course with a half day attendance in the classroom. The rest of this will be completed and marked online.
Your coursework and Anatomy course must be completed before you can proceed onto your practical training days. Please not that you must complete your Swedish Body Massage practical day before you attend your Hot Stone Massage practical day.
Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies.
This course will allow you to study at your own pace and in your own time, without the pressure of tight deadlines. This means that learning around your other commitments is stress-free and convenient.
You will also take part in 3.5 days of practical training which we will arrange for you when you are ready. Simply call our Student support team when you have completed your coursework and anatomy course.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. For the massage Level 3 theory you will receive course materials, assignments and tutor support. The Anatomy and Physiology section of this bundle is only available to be studied online with half a day's attendance. You will receive a copy of the full colour 480 page anatomy and physiology textbook at the classroom attendance.
You will also need to attend 3 practical training days, in which you have a choice of over 20 centres to choose from throughout the UK in major cities.
Please note the 3.5 practical days will be split rather than taking place over 3.5 consecutive days to minimise impact on working and family life. This also enables students to choose when and where the practicals take place.
Your Practical Training days will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct.
Professional Beauty Direct are specialist insurance providers for the beauty industry and offer accredited training for students and professionals. Once accredited by Professional Beauty Direct you will benefit from being eligible for professional insurance.
Completion of the Anatomy and Physiology course will result in a recognised Anatomy certificate required for practicing massage and beauty treatments and for being eligible for professional insurance. This course will cover all of the anatomy & physiology required for the Level 2 and 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.
At the end of the Massage Level 3 course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol onto this course.
In order to progress onto your practical days you will have needed to complete the Anatomy and Physiology Theory and half a day attendance. Please not that you must complete your Swedish Body Massage practical day before you attend your Hot Stone Massage practical day.
On your Hot Stone practical day you will be required to bring with you the hand sanitiser and massage oil which we supply you with. You will be sent these when you have booked onto this practical day. You will also need to bring with you 2 bath towels and 6 face cloths, which you will have to purchase yourself.
You may be required to bring you own model on your practical days. Please call our Student Support team to arrange your practical days and further details.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
Once you have passed your written assignments and your anatomy and physiology theory, you may book your practical days. You have the choice of over 20 centres to choose from to take your practical training days. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll help arrange this for you.
* Not included with the online study option
In addition, you will also have access to a Student Trade Card. This gives you access to trade prices, high-quality products that would ordinarily only be available to professionals, exclusive offers and promotions on certain products, PLUS VAT free events throughout the year!
You will have to take an online exam for the Anatomy and Physiology theory part of this course.
If you haven’t already got these you will have to purchase 2 bath towels and 6 face cloths for your hot stone massage practical day.
You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Massage Level 3.
It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.