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Body Massage

Qualification: City & Guilds Award
Level 3

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About this course

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This is a short part-time beauty course which will provide you with the opportunity to learn and develop industry skills in the art of Swedish massage.

The course also covers anatomy and physiology to develop and provide an in-depth understanding of the human body, as part of your programme you will be required to complete essential homework for tasks. You will also learn health, safety and hygiene procedures.

Important Notice

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers. If there are too few enrolments, the College may cancel the course. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until enrolment is complete and any relevant fees are paid.

There is no funding available for this course, so all students will be required to pay the full course fee. 

The course fee must be paid at least 3 weeks before start date.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848

  • Provide full body massage
  • The use of mechanical massage and infra red lamps
  • Health and safety in the salon

This is a practical course which includes theory and assessed practical skills.  

You will need to submit portfolio demonstrating practical evidence and essential knowledge via assignments and tests.

Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.

Assessments are continually completed throughout the course. You will be encouraged to participate in student led activities within the class, complete written tasks and produce a portfolio of evidence. All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student.

You are required to research some information for your theory in your own time.

You will be expected to provide models for your practical assessments.

  • A good standard of spoken and written English is required
  • You will be required to evidence the highest English qualification you have achieved, or complete an online assessment to verify your current English working level
  • You will also be required to attend a short College interview prior to enrolling onto the course
  • A good standard of physical health is needed as beauty is often very physically demanding
  • This course is designed for over 19s
  • If you are a learner from the EU or have been an ESOL student will require a good standard of spoken English (Level 1 or above) so that you can hold a conversation with our wide client base
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
27/02/25 17:00 - 21:00 (Thu) 12 weeks Main campus £540

You may continue to develop your skills and complete any of the other beauty awards that we offer. 

This will enable you to create your own massage business, work in a salon or a spa.

The beauty industry is a professional career with health and safety regulations set by City & Guilds; therefore, we have certain rules within the beauty salons that you must adhere to.

You will not be able to learn and work in our beauty salons without the following:

  • A clean and well-pressed salon standard uniform with closed-toe black shoes (no trainers)
  • If wearing make-up, it must be natural, understated make-up with no false eyelashes or false acrylic/gel nails
  • Hair to be securely tied back
  • No jewellery except a wedding band

Please note that uniforms are purchased through the college suppliers to ensure a high standard of presentation in our Kudos Hair and Beauty Salons.

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