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Massage Therapy

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17:30 - 20:30

This course will give you the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of massage therapy and go on to work in beauty salons, spas, as a sales representative, on cruise ships, in health centres, or even start your own business.

Learning Styles:
You will learn in a variety of situations including, theory classes, practical workshops and public salons, which are well equipped to prepare you for industry. 

This range of experience is designed to help you gain confidence, independence and professional awareness. 

During the course you will study a number of units including:

- Body Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Stone Massage
- Pre Blended Aromatherapy
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Explore the origins of massage and principles of complementary and alternative medicine.
- Maintaining personal health and wellbeing.
- Client care and communication in beauty related industries
- Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

Assessment will be via:
- A Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstrations and Assignments
- A Written Examination

This is an assessment-based programme and although you will have the time on the course for tutor supported learning, you must be prepared to allocate some of your own time for revision and to complete assignments.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course will enable you to progress onto a career as a beauty-therapist.

You will gain the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of Beauty Therapy either locally or further afield.

You could work within the industry in a number of areas, such as:

- Beauty salons

- Health farms

- Sales representatives

- Cruise ships

- Health centres

- Self employed - setting up your own business

Progression opportunities to Higher Education include the Level 4 Salon Management or Management roles.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, plus you must show interest and motivation with a keenness to learn. 

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor prior to enrolment: Angela Clee:

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

Next: Enquire

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