VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage (QCF)

Course Duration and Enrolment Dates:

  •  Intense Course – Starting 1st September 2016 TBC
  •  Intense Course – Starting 1st January 2017 TBC

Course Options:

  • Day Time Part Time Course: Tuesdays 10:00- 16:00 TBC
  • Evening Part Time Course: Wednesdays 6:00-21:15 TBC

Course Price:

Who is this qualification for?

Primary Outcome

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a stone therapy massage specialist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a stone therapy massage specialist.

Guided Learning Hours
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 132 GLH.

What does this qualification cover?

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a stone therapy massage specialist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a stone therapy massage specialist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty or complementary therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a stone therapy massage specialist including, three mandatory units covering the following: applying stone massage therapy, health and safety and client care.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and massage products. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the body, use a stone heater and place stones and provide relaxing massage treatments using basalt stones and a variety of techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a stone therapy massage specialist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a stone therapy massage specialist. Career opportunities as a stone therapy massage specialist a exist in a variety of contexts, including:

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

This is the only VTCT qualification at level 3 which will qualify you to become a stone therapy massage specialist.

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