Course overview

Swedish Massage Level 3 City of Bristol College

Learn how to give a full-body massage and gain hands-on experience with this Swedish Massage course in Bristol.

This part-time, evening course in Swedish Massage runs for 24 weeks.

You will attend classes at our Hair and Beauty Salons, either at our South Bristol Skill Academy or College Green Centre, once a week.

This course is for adults aged 19+.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adult aged 19 and over who have a keen interest in body massage. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the human anatomy and muscle groups.

What you'll learn

During this evening course you will gain hands-on experience which you can take out with you into the working world or further develop your knowledge in either Complementary Therapies or in Reflexology.

Skills you will learn include full body massage including face and scalp. Successful students will leave the course having developed their communication skills and have an understanding of correct health and safety protocols which can then be used in your working life.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have completed the Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma or have a Level 2 in Massage.

You should have GCSE Grade 3 (D) in Maths and Grade 4 (C) in English or Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English.

If you do not have these grades you will need to complete an assessment. During this assessment you will need a minimum result of Level 1 in Maths and Level 2 in English, if you have not studied with City of Bristol College before.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will attend college once a week in the evening and learn in a salon-based environment which is open to the public. Your qualification is gained through practical assessments, exam and assignments.

You will complete an exam in Swedish massage as well as anatomy and physiology.

Future career and study opportunities

This qualification is recognised by the VTCT.

You may progress into a career as a masseuse and explore different career prospects within a number of establishments. This includes salons, spas and cruise ships.

Alternatively it can set you off on your journey to become self-employed or a freelancer.

Additional costs

You will need to buy uniform which costs £29-32, in addition to paying the course fees.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses are online for the time being. 

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