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Swedish Massage — VTCT Level 3 Certificate (Short Course) (September Start)

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 169180

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • Advanced learning loan eligible.
  • 12 week course.
  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate.
  • Develop your practical skills and service to clients.
  • No formal requirements necessary.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a full time career in the Complementary sector or self-employment.
  • Gain access to our outstanding College facilities.
  • Recieve support from our dedicated and experienced teaching team.
  • Study in a safe, inclusive and respectful enviornment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a course that has been designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide Swedish Massage techniques on clients.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of Health and Safety practices within a salon environment and how to promote client care and communication skills. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing body massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to provide your own services to clients.

Once completed you will gain a L3 Certificate in Swedish Massage.

This is a full cost course with no fee waivers available. The fee for this course is £500 for 12 weeks. Fees can be paid in full at enrolment or this course is eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan which can fully cover the course fees and will require no upfront fees.


UC 30491 Health and Safety in the salon
UC30424 Provide Body Massage
UC 30468 Client care and communication in beauty- related industries

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments
Foundation degree in Complementary Therapies
Full time employment within the Complementary sector
Self employment

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal requirements it is desirable that the candidates have good communication skills and a genuine desire to learn the art of Swedish Massage techniques.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer. You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 724.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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