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Body Massage City & Guilds Level 3 Award

  • L3
  • EHCP

This Level 3 course will provide you with essential skills and knowledge, as well as an industry-recognised City & Guilds professional qualification in Swedish Body Massage. Achieving this qualification will enable you to gain insurance to work with clients and improve your employment prospects. The skills you will learn during the course can be added to other treatments so you can broaden the services you can offer your clients.

Entry requirements

To begin this course you must have a good standard of English (we will BKSB at interview) to allow for study and competence for the online examinations. An interest in anatomy and physiology is also required, along with good people skills to enhance working with clients.

Course content

The course will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Posture and common postural faults
  • Massage movements and their applications
  • Different massage mediums
  • Health and safety legislation relating to body massage
  • Contraindications to massage, and contra actions that may be experienced following a massage
  • Basic aftercare.

By taking part in this course you will: 

  • Be able to prepare for a body massage treatment
  • Be able to provide a body massage treatment
  • Have a knowledge of health and safety in relation to body massage.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through practical assessments both formative and summative (graded) in the College salons, as well as theory exams via City & Guilds online assessments.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to employment with a salon or clinic, supplying body massages to clients or study further Awards.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will be required to provide:

  • Stationery, such as folders (x2) and a clipboard
  • Black headband
  • A uniform, purchased via the College.

It is also advised that you have a massage coach to practice on at home, as you will find it difficult to complete the course without one.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
25 week(s) 01/11/2017 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £500 Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J758 Course in progress

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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