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Indian Head Massage City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Bedford College Beauty Therapy Level 3


Indian Head Massage City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Indian head massage is an ancient art handed down through generations in India which aims to promote health, beauty and a long life. This massage technique focuses on the head, neck and shoulders and can complement other massage techniques for wellbeing.

This course will teach you how to select the most suitable medium for your client to improve scalp or hair condition, and how to adapt your treatment according to your client. You will learn what is meant by the chakras, as well as how the body systems work. This will include anatomy and physiology as well as the theoretical side of massage along with practical training. Please note – you will be required to model as part of the training.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Grade requirements…

  • Evidence of working at GCSE grade 3 (D) and above or
  • Any Level 2 qualification

Other requirements…

  • A good standard of written and spoken English to allow for study and competence for the online examinations.


  • It is also desirable that you have good people skills that enhance working with clients
What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Indian head massage.

How will I be assessed?
  • Ongoing practical assessments throughout the duration of the course for the practical element of the programme
  • Online end of unit exams and assignments

Course content

What will I study?
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Provide Indian head massage
What skills will I gain?
  • Communication with others
  • Practical skills in Indian head massage
  • Ability to promote products and services
  • Confidence working with people

Next steps

Course progression:

You can progress onto further qualifications e.g. Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Career progression:

Working as an Indian massage therapist in the industry.  Once fully qualified up to Level 3, career paths include working in salons, in spas, or being self -employed and running their own business.

Average salary is £24,000.

Additional information

  • You will need to purchase a kit to complete the course – kit costs TBC
  • You will have the opportunity to visit Professional Beauty in March – price TBC

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: 30/01/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 14 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £500.00

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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.

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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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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.

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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.