Massage Course

Now taking bookings for Januray 2018!


Course Overview

_wsb_230x157_massage1This internationally recognised massage course has been designed to prepare you for a career as a massage therapist/practitioner. As the Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a practitioner course, upon completion you will be able to gain insurance and work as a massage therapist.

Throughout the course you will: develop a wide range of practical massage techniques; gain an in depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies and further your knowledge of the principles and practice of complementary therapies. You will also cover the basic principles of setting up and running a small business.


There are no prerequisite qualifications for the Level 3 Diploma in Massage. On booking you will be emailed some Anatomy and Physiology workbooks straight away to enable you to begin your learning.  It is expected that you will have completed 5 of these workbooks before the course start date.

Course Format

This qualification can be completed within 4 months, on selected Mondays during the day (9.30am to 3pm). There will be approximately 30 hours tutor contact time, up to 7 hours of home study a week, plus an examination day.

Much of your contact time with the tutor will focus on developing your practical techniques and confidence within the complimentary therapy setting. The majority of the theory content will be completed by you at home, but will be reinforced throughout your practical sessions.

Your tutor will always only be a phone call or email away if clarification and guidance is required between tutor contact sessions.

Course Units

  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies


Assessment for this level 3 massage course is largely ongoing in the form of a production of a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments of your ability to provide body massage for complementary therapies will also take place, culminating in an examination day at the end of the course.

Your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies will be assessed through the completion of 2 theory papers.

You will also be required to complete and document evidence for a minimum of 30 treatments.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £1,050. A deposit of £270 is required on booking, followed by 4 monthly instalments of £195.

*If you already have the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology you may only need to complete 1 unit of this course at a reduced cost of £850.00.  For students who have completed their L3 Diploma in Reflexology with York Holistic Training, the course fee for the 1 Unit is £750.

The course fee covers all tuition, assessment and examination fees, together with your VTCT certificate issued at the end of the course. You will need to bring towels with you for practical work, along with the Course text book that you will need for both contact days and homework.  It is strongly advised that at some point towards the start of the course you purchase a portable massage couch in order for you to use when completing your home practice hours. During ‘Clinic days’ you may also be asked to bring this with you to class.

Course Dates

Mondays 9.30am to 3pm (September 2017 to December 2017) Sorry, this course is now full
Course code: MMD
25th September
9th and 23rd October
13th and 27th November
11th December
15th January (Observation Day)

New course dates for January 2018

Course code: MMD
Mondays (9.30am to 3pm)
22nd and 29th January
5th, 19th and 26th February
12th and 19th March

For further information or bookings please email