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Diploma in Massage Level 3 ITEC is a fantastic qualification to start your career in the growing massage industry.Once qualified you will be able to earn between £35-£45 per hour for massage treatment.  You will be fully qualified as per industry standards and can chose to apply for jobs or start up your own business.The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage is a vocational qualification recognised by Ofqual within the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council,  which maintains a national list of practitioners that work with NHS, recognises this qualified. This qualification is NVQ Level 3.


  • Course
  • Accreditation &
    Entry Requirements
  • Cost includes
  • Exams
  • Progression

The course will cover:

  • Massage Theory and Practice
  • History & development of Massage; Why and how it works,  Massage Benefits and  Principles of Holistic Body Massage
  • How to develop a massage routine for each client
  • How to develop a holistic approach – mind, body and soul and Holistic Massage techniques
  • Massage contraindications; Awareness of muscles / bones on human body; Anatomy; Pathology and Physiology (done Online with recapping in class), Cell Structure, Skin Cellular Composition, Muscular and Skeletal Systems, Cardiovascular - Heart and Blood Circulation, Lymphatic System - Lymph glands and production of Tissue Fluid; Neurological System - Brain and Nervous Tissue; Endocrine System - Main endocrine organs and role of hormones, Respiratory System - Lungs and air pathways; Reproductive system and Urinary System - Kidneys and water metabolism 
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies and Business Practice Units


At Affable Therapy Training, we understand the need to conduct classes in small groups.  We also understand that learners learn differently therefore course material is delivered in various ways, e.g. PowerPoint  presentation, group work, detailed course manual with diagrams, other activities to keep learners engaged throughout the day. Our teachers are qualified and have years of experience in their chosen field.  They bring their knowledge and passion to the class to inspire and encourage the learners.  Lessons are carefully planned around learner needs making our  courses very effective.

None - It is a beginners course for learners wishing to start a career in complementary therapy via the massage route.  ITEC recommends that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to 5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C prior to commencing the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage.  However exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the workplace.Your portfolio will consist of 16 completed case studies, 20 evidence of one hour massage plus written assignments on the Complementary Therapy and Business units.



  • Video for massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology Book
  • Use of equipment etc. during training
  • Business and equipment advice


Not Included in Fees:

Any kits which can be ordered separately

Exam Fees to be paid at the time of booking exam


Stationery items

Please bring your own towels - two bath towels and 4 hand towels.





Provide Body Massage for Complementary Therapies:

  • Practical examination and evidence of 20 Treatments and 16 case studies


Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies 

  • 50 MCQ – Paper or online


Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies:

  • Assignment


Business Practice for Complementary Therapies:

  • Assignment



Once Learners have achieved the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage they may progress on to other ITEC or equivalent qualifications at Levels 3 and 4, for example:


  • Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching
  • Level 3 Diploma in Thai Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Infant and Child Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Diploma in Reiki
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Treatments
  • Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy


Or you may:


Start your own full time / part time therapy business offering Massage; help friends and family by providing treatments; study further ITEC courses in Massage, Indian Head Massage, Beauty Therapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Thai Massage, Thai Poultice Massage. etc.; Work in spas, health clubs, resorts and  beauty salons; Become a mobile therapist and Register on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and work where possible within NHS.  This qualification enables Graduates to operate their own clinic or home visiting practice. Graduates can also gain employment in Health Clubs, Health Farms, Company Health Clinics, Spas, Cruise Liners and various aspects of the Care Industry.



I was very happy with my training at Affable Therapy. The classes are small which means that you can have more time with the tutors during practical and theory lessons. I choose Affable Therapy because of the location and professionalism. There are so many different colleges offering the same course but I was drawn to Affable Therapy because of the warm friendly approach
25/07/2014 10:16:46


I enjoyed the course, especially the practice on real people. It was good to get the same client twice as I could follow up her particular treatment. The information was delivered in a way that was easy to understand.
16/05/2014 11:42:39


I have really enjoyed the course and found it extremely interesting. I have learnt and practised new techniques. I had a chance to practice my routine on clients, being taught at the same time how to use towels correctly, good hygiene practices, health and safety and client care.
16/05/2014 11:41:25


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