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Body Massage Advanced Level 3 (Part-time)

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Body Massage City & Guilds Level 3 Award

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.

Course information

Entry requirements

To begin this course you must have:

  • a good standard of English (we will conduct a BKSB test at interview) to allow for study and competence for the online examinations.
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty or already hold a recognised qualification in Health & Safety (proof will be required).
  • Evidence of working at GCSE grade D (3) and above or
  • Any Level 2 or 3 qualifications

It is also desirable that you have good people skills that 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 couch to practice on at home, as you will find it difficult to complete the course without one.

Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 21/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 23 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 22/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 23 weeks
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.