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Massage NVQ Level 3 Course

£899+ VAT

£1,078.80 Inc. VAT. Guide Price
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Introduction to Massage NVQ LEvel 3 Course

Massage is an extremely popular treatment and on the Level 3 course you will be taught the most requested massage treatments within the industry. You will be taught Body Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head, Aromatherapy and Tanning. You will learn these treatments over 5 ½ days and to then gain the NVQ Level 3 you will need to put together a portfolio click here for how this works. Once the portfolio has been completed and marked you will need to come back for a final assessment. Once this assessment has been passed you will then be qualified as professional masseur.

How long is the course?

The Massage NVQ Level 3 course takes 5 days and typically runs from 09:30-4:30pm

What will I learn on this course?

Core subjects

  • Provide body massage treatments - 2 day course
  • Provide Indian head massage - 1 day course
  • Aromatherapy massage using pre-blended oils - 1 day course
  • Provide hot stone therapy treatments - 1 day course
  • Provide self tanning services - 1/2 day course

The course also includes three units for home study.

  • Maintain procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of your business

Do I need any previous experience before taking the Massage NVQ Level 3 course?

This course is great if you're a beginner. You don't need any experience in the beauty industry. Enthusiasm and motivation should see you through.

If there's anything else you're not sure on then have a look through the FAQs tab.

We currently conduct our NVQ assessments at Windsor, Cardiff and Exmouth.  If you are doing your NVQ at any other Carlton Institute school, you may be required to complete your theory and practical assessments at one of these centres.  You can choose whichever is most convenient for you.


Once you have passed your course, you will receive the Carlton Institute Diploma, which enables you to gain Beauty Therapist Insurance.

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Student Feedback

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the last two weeks. I have just completed my beauty therapy level 2 and massage therapy level 3 at the Leeds centre and I loved every second of it! I have learned so much and found each course extremely interesting and enjoyable. Our course leader, Yoselyn, was fantastic. She was so friendly and helpful and it was an absolute pleasure to be taught by her, especially as she was so knowledgeable in all areas. The Leeds school is really nice and it felt like a home from home for the 2 weeks I was there and I met some lovely people, who I will be keeping in touch with. All the equipment and products used for the training were excellent, as is the starter kit I bought. From before I even made my booking, all the staff have been so helpful and informative and I feel I have been supported every step of the way. I am now looking forward to getting started on my NVQ portfolio and workbooks (as soon as I receive them, which I hope will be soon?) and to getting to work as a therapist. I would be very grateful if you could post my feedback on the website and pass on my sincere thanks to Yoselyn at Leeds and also to Angeline who assisted on some of the courses. I will hopefully be returning to complete some more courses in the near future!  Thanks again to everyone at Carlton!

Laura Matthews

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