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About This Qualification
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage is a vocationally related qualification that will prepare you to provide Indian head massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients.
The following mandatory units are included:
- UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
- UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
- UV30574 Provide Indian head massage
- UV30435 Promote and sell products and services
This is a vocationally related qualification and includes all the required elements to develop your practical skills. The four mandatory units include the practical and theoretical knowledge required to provide Indian head services and monitoring and maintaining health and safety practices in the salon, to ensure all treatments are carried out with health and safety as a priority.
The two remaining mandatory units provide the wider skills required to be a successful therapist of client care and communication in beauty-related industries and promote and sell product s and services. Both of these units address the need for a successful therapist to understand the importance of retail and client care.
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a specialist massage therapist, with the specific skill of providing Indian head massage treatments. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a specialist massage therapist. Career opportunities as a specialist massage therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Complementary therapy clinic
- Beauty salon
- Hair salon
- Independent/mobile/home-based settings
- Day spa or destination spa
This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a specialist massage therapist, with the specific skill of providing Indian head massage treatments. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.
Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).
This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
VTCT is a government approved awarding organisation, regulated by national organisations such as the OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations).
Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments/observations and written papers a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage will be awarded.
You can progress from the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage directly into a specialist massage therapist role as you will possess the skills to enable you to provide Indian Head Massage treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the complementary and healthcare sector.
On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our Virtual Learning Environment. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards.
Practical elements are brought to life in a treatment room environment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore Complusory Interactive Treatment room sessions will be accessed by attending sessions at our centre over a period of 4 days or 3 hours per week, evenings or weekends for 10 weeks with one of our massage tutors Joanne Lee and Cindy Vernon. Practical elements groups may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.
You must carry out and document evidence for at least 20 treatments on a minimum of four case study clients to consolidate the learning and practice skills required. There must be a minimum of four treatments for at least two clients. Each case study must include a client questionnaire, lifestyle assessment, consent form, consultation record, treatment record, after care advice and client feedback.
This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 months to complete the practical and theory elements.
Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit an external and invigilated multiple choice exam paper and internal observations as your final assessment.
Your Tutor / Assessor
Joanne is a highly qualified and experienced holistic therapist, tutor and VTCT Assessor.
She is a specialist with over 17 years experience in the field of Vibrational Therapy, Reiki, Fertility & Maternity Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Stress Management and is devoted to providing our learners with the very best service whilst upholding VTCT and industry standards.
Your Tutor / Internal Quality Assurer
Cindy K Vernon
Cindy, owner of New Holistic is a highly skilled and qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. She specialises in deep tissue massage, sports massage and energy therapies with a passion for client care, health and well-being.
She is also VTCT Assessor and Internal Verifier dedicated to learner support and development, delivering professional VTCT qualifications, bespoke CPPD workshops and personal development courses.
The cost of this course includes Tuition Fees, VTCT Registration, Record of Assessment Book, Course Materials, Certificate and Assessment Fees.