Massage Therapy NVQ

Massage NVQ in Cardiff and Berkshire | Ulearn College

Level 3 NVQ Beauty Therapy Massage 

Course Outline: 


Due to offering both physical and psychological benefits to clients, body massage is an important treatment to offer. Start up costs are low, and the treatment can be offered within a salon or as a mobile treatment, making it a popular treatment choice for therapists.   

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty massage therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: body massage, Indian head massage, and massage with pre-blended oils, stone therapy, monitoring procedures in the salon and contributing to the planning of a promotional event. 

Our Body Massage NVQ Level 3 course will take you from a beginner to a skilled massage therapist, teaching you skills in Swedish Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy Massage (pre-blended).

Course Content: 


  • UB30B20 Provide body massage treatments 
  • UB30B23  Provide Indian head massage
  • UB30B24  Carry out massage using pre-blended                                       aromatherapy oils 
  • UB30B28  Provide stone therapy treatments 
  • UB30B25  Provide self-tanning services
The course also includes units for home study.
  • UG31G22 Monitor procedures to safely control work operations 
  • UG31H32 Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • UG31G11   Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
You will also develop a range of technical skills in massage, using a variety of different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients. 

To discuss what you'll need to complete the home study, call us on 02921 111357

Course Duration: 


8-10 days of training plus home study and exams. The length of this qualification will vary from student to student and will depend on the time you have available.  You will also have the opportunity of work experience in our salon based in Miskin Manor Hotel.
 You can complete around your current job as you have up to 2 years to obtain your qualification and because you will have achieved your diplomas you can gain insurance which means you can earn money whilst completing your NVQ portfolio.  We run assessment days each month where you will gain valuable work experience in our salon at Miskin Manor Hotel. 

Suitable for:
This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty massage therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Price: 
£1,450

Entry Requirement: 


No previous experience is necessary to complete this course.  However, a good level of English is essential for your coursework.
Once enrolled on the course we will send you an essential manual within 72 hours, which will detail all the information you need and help you to prepare prior to the day of your course.

Why choose Beauty Therapy NVQ/VRQ Level 3 with ULearn?

We provide you with professional, established, and quality training, whilst still making sure the course is enjoyable for you.  The course is tailored to your needs, we will work with you to determine the best dates to fit around your current lifestyle. You will also gain valuable work experience in our salon based in Miskin Manor hotel.

What happens after my training?
To enable you to get your NVQ Level, you need to be able to show that you have practised the new treatments you have learned. This is where your case study work comes in - and if you have insurance in place, you can be paid for this work. You will be provided with all the information you need to obtain this. You will be required to complete and record a specific number of case studies in each of your practical units.

You will also need to complete exams and assessments in each of the subjects. We are happy to discuss the course in further detail with you, just call us on 02921 111357.

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