Massage NVQ Level 3 Course

Massage Diploma Level 3 ITEC

Diploma in Massage Level 3 ITEC is a fantastic qualification to start your career in the growing massage industry.Once qualified you will be able to earn between £35-£45 per hour for massage treatment.

You will be fully qualified as per industry standards and can chose to apply for jobs or start up your own business.The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a vocational qualification recognised by Ofqual within the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, which maintains a national list of practitioners that work with NHS, recognises this qualified. This qualification is NVQ Level 3.

Massage ITEC Level 3

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Massage ITEC Level 3

What this course covers

The course will cover:

  • Massage Theory and Practice
  • History & development of Massage; Why and how it works, Massage Benefits and Principles of Holistic Body Massage
  • How to develop a massage routine for each client
  • How to develop a holistic approach – mind, body and soul and Holistic Massage techniques
  • Massage contraindications;
    Awareness of muscles / bones on human body; Anatomy; Pathology and Physiology (done Online with recapping in class), Cell Structure, Skin Cellular Composition, Muscular and Skeletal Systems, Cardiovascular – Heart and Blood Circulation, Lymphatic System – Lymph glands and production of Tissue Fluid; Neurological System – Brain and Nervous Tissue; Endocrine System – Main endocrine organs and role of hormones, Respiratory System – Lungs and air pathways; Reproductive system and Urinary System – Kidneys and water metabolism
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies and Business Practice Units

At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups. We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. PowerPoint presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day. Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field. They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners. Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our courses very effective.


  • Video for massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology Book
  • Use of equipment etc. during training
  • Business and equipment advice

Not included in fees:

  • Any kits which can be ordered separately
  • Exam Fees to be paid at the time of booking exam
  • Uniform
  • Stationery items
  • Please bring your own towels – two bath towels and 4 hand towels.
  • You will need to provide models for mock and final exams. Dates will be confirmed.
    You will need to find at least 10 people to practice massage on within your friends / family group or via online advertisement for student practice.

Massage ITEC Level 3


The course is accredited by ITEC. You will receive Diploma in Massage at nationally recognised educational qualification of Level 3

Massage ITEC Level 3


  • None – It is a beginners course for learners wishing to start a career in complementary therapy via the massage route.

ITEC recommends that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to 5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C prior to commencing the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage.

However exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the workplace.Your portfolio will consist of 16 completed case studies, 20 evidence of one hour massage plus written assignments on the Complementary Therapy and Business units.

Massage ITEC Level 3


Provide Body Massage for Complementary Therapies:

  • Practical examination and evidence of 20 Treatments and 16 case studies

Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies

  • 50 MCQ – Paper or online

Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies:

  • Assignment

Business Practice for Complementary Therapies:

  • Assignment

Massage ITEC Level 3


Once Learners have achieved the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage they may progress on to other ITEC or equivalent qualifications at Levels 3 and 4, for example:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Thai Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Infant and Child Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reiki
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Treatments
  • Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Or you may:

Start your own full time / part time therapy business offering Massage; help friends and family by providing treatments; study further ITEC courses in Massage, Indian Head Massage, Beauty Therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Thai Massage, Thai Poultice Massage. etc.; Work in spas, health clubs, resorts and beauty salons; Become a mobile therapist and Register on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and work where possible within NHS. This qualification enables Graduates to operate their own clinic or home visiting practice. Graduates can also gain employment in Health Clubs, Health Farms, Company Health Clinics, Spas, Cruise Liners and various aspects of the Care Industry.

Massage ITEC Level 3


Our Croydon venue has many parking facilities near by, closest being Nation Car Parks Plc situated in the Whitgift Centre or Central Shopping Centre Parking for other venues varies. Details are provided in your enrollment email regarding parking.

At Affable Therapy Training Limited, we do training in small groups of 6 or 8 students. The course structure is well thought out and delivered by experienced and enthusiastic tutors. We are confident that you will be able to learn the technique in one day. Our manuals are detailed and are excellent reference sources when you leave the class to remind you of the techniques. However, if you feel that you need to repeat the course before the exams for any reason, you can do so subject to availability. Please note that no extra course cost will apply but you will need to pay an course deferment fee which is equal to exam fee.

First of all congratulations! You can attend some courses such as waxing, facial, manicure, pedicure, eyelash extension, threading etc., which are not intensively based on massage. For other courses which are more for full body or are heavily massage based, we would request you to either get a permission from your midwife / GP or bring a model to work on. This is because in UK the legislation is very clear only qualified medical professionals can work on a pregnant client. For another learner to work on you during the course, they need permission from your qualified medical professional e.g. midwife or GP. Also we will need to assign a qualified pregnancy massage specialist tutor to the course that you will be joining so let us know at the time of enrolment. We recommend that you wait for the first trimester to be over before deciding to do any training course

Yes. Upon successful completion of any of our accreditation courses you can obtain public liability insurance and offer your services the public for a fee. We are passionate about you starting to make a return on the investment you have made in yourself by choosing to train with us and will help you with business advice. Please note introductory courses are for use on friends and family and come with a certificate of attendance only.


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