Is this course right for me?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.

You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.

This is VTCT's only stand-alone qualification in Swedish massage therapy at Level 3.

Units include:

  • Provide body massage
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Entry requirements:

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Practical sessions


  • Observation
  • Practical assessments
  • Written and oral tests


Career opportunities as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Working in commercial beauty salons
  • Working in a destination and day spas
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings