Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

The course covers the skills needed at level 3 to carry out a massage treatment with the underpinning theory to support knowledge and consultation with clients and health and safety practice.

If you would like to take out the advanced learner loan please click here to find out more information.

If you have any questions, please email c.bryan@farn-ct.ac.uk.

Who is this programme for?

This course is designed for adults wanting to learn a new skill or develop a new career path. Practical skills and guidance with home study to support course work and underpinning knowledge.


Text book recommended to purchase approx £30

If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a course at Level 3 to Level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government, which can cover the costs of your tuition fees.


Tuition £500

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

  • Home study packs are given to ensure in depth anatomy and physiology with tutor guidance
  • Practical skills developed each week to perfect technique and client consultation
  • Home study is essential to perfect the techniques of massage and learn all the anatomy and physiology elements to complete the exam

What modules are covered?

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Client consultation
  • Health and Safety


How will I be assessed?

  • Online exam in anatomy and physiology / health and safety and client care.
  • Practical skills on a client are observed by an assessor and marked
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What Next?

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma or employment within the Beauty Therapy industry.

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Entry Requirements

How will I be assessed?

Students will be screened to check literacy and numeracy. In addition if English is not the first language applicants will be asked to do a Diagnostic Test.

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

Mature students over the age of 19 years. No previous qualifications are needed.

Applicants will need to attend an interview and have a satisfactory reference.

You should have personal pride in your work and strive for high standard of perfection with enthusiasm and motivation for study with 100% attendance.

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Start Dates

Stage 9248/201PFA
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration 8 Weeks
Days TUE
Time 18:00 - 21:00
Start 03/11/2020
Stage 9248/201PFB
Mode Part Time
Year Year 1
Duration 8 Weeks
Days TBC
Time 18:00 - 21:00
Start 20/04/2021
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