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ITEC Diploma in Massage: Level 3

Course Summary

The one-year Massage Diploma at Nescot is a part-time course which will prepare you to become a professional massage therapist and gives you the qualification in order to obtain insurance and set up either your own business or gain employment with the industry. It is also the basic qualification to progress onto other massage qualifications such as Sports therapy, aromatherapy, stone therapy massage.

ITEC requires that students are a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of sitting the examination. You will normally hold a minimum of five GCSEs, one of which should preferably be in English and one in Science. Mature students are selected on their suitability to take the course, but should be at least Level 2 English. Applicants without any formal qualifications will take an English Level 2 initial assessment at interview when you enrol.

Practice as a massage therapist or a wide range of courses in the area of holistic therapies, health and fitness, for example, reflexology or sports massage.

£2,225 (includes ITEC exam registration fee)

The course will be FREE for most applicants if you live inside the Greater London Authority (GLA) area. 

Most students who do not qualify for free tuition can access the Advanced Learner Loan.  

For full eligibility criteria please see our student finance page or contact studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk

Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Course content includes:

  • Professional ethics and business awareness including client care, professionalism, the law, and setting up a business to include accounts, marketing and advertising and types of business history. We are taking a blended learning approach to this module .
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies. We are taking a blended learning approach to this module.
  • Theory behind massage, including contra-indications to treatment, the holistic approach, how massage benefits each system of the body.
  • Full body massage using a variety of techniques.
  • Anatomy and physiology which covers the following: Body systems: skeletal, muscular, circulatory and lymphatic, neurological, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive, histology, skin, hair and nail as well as common pathologies affecting each body system.

Students are recommended to take out student insurance which covers students for practical practice outside college for case studies. Tutor will advise at the beginning of the course.

In addition, students will need to provide a uniform (tunic and trousers, plus closed in flat shoes) and their own towels for practical sessions (tutor will advise at the beginning of the course) as well as course text books.

The recommended ITEC course text books are:

  • An introductory guide to Anatomy and Physiology by Louise Tucker, published by Holistic Therapy books, ISBN: 978-1-903348-34-5 4th Edition.

Students should also have their own massage couches for their case studies (you will be advised by the tutor).


Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 05/04/2023

Overview

  • Course Code:

    N4220

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Award:

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage

  • Awarded by:

    ITEC

  • Course length:

    33 weeks (4 hours per week allowing for 30 mins break ). 

  • Start date:

    Saturday, 30 September 2023 - 9.30am to 1.30pm
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  • Course Code:

    N4220

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Award:

    ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage

  • Awarded by:

    ITEC

  • Course length:

    33 weeks (4 hours per week allowing for 30 mins break ). 

  • Start date:

    Saturday, 30 September 2023 - 9.30am to 1.30pm

ITEC requires that students are a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of sitting the examination. You will normally hold a minimum of five GCSEs, one of which should preferably be in English and one in Science. Mature students are selected on their suitability to take the course, but should be at least Level 2 English. Applicants without any formal qualifications will take an English Level 2 initial assessment at interview when you enrol.

Practice as a massage therapist or a wide range of courses in the area of holistic therapies, health and fitness, for example, reflexology or sports massage.

£2,225 (includes ITEC exam registration fee)

The course will be FREE for most applicants if you live inside the Greater London Authority (GLA) area. 

Most students who do not qualify for free tuition can access the Advanced Learner Loan.  

For full eligibility criteria please see our student finance page or contact studentfinance@nescot.ac.uk

Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Course content includes:

  • Professional ethics and business awareness including client care, professionalism, the law, and setting up a business to include accounts, marketing and advertising and types of business history. We are taking a blended learning approach to this module .
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies. We are taking a blended learning approach to this module.
  • Theory behind massage, including contra-indications to treatment, the holistic approach, how massage benefits each system of the body.
  • Full body massage using a variety of techniques.
  • Anatomy and physiology which covers the following: Body systems: skeletal, muscular, circulatory and lymphatic, neurological, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive, histology, skin, hair and nail as well as common pathologies affecting each body system.

Students are recommended to take out student insurance which covers students for practical practice outside college for case studies. Tutor will advise at the beginning of the course.

In addition, students will need to provide a uniform (tunic and trousers, plus closed in flat shoes) and their own towels for practical sessions (tutor will advise at the beginning of the course) as well as course text books.

The recommended ITEC course text books are:

  • An introductory guide to Anatomy and Physiology by Louise Tucker, published by Holistic Therapy books, ISBN: 978-1-903348-34-5 4th Edition.

Students should also have their own massage couches for their case studies (you will be advised by the tutor).


Disclaimer:

This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 05/04/2023

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