Top navigation bar Bottom navigation bar

Leisure courses

Access courses

Massage Therapies City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate

This course will provide you with a professional, industry-recognised City & Guilds qualification, making this course ideal if you wish to have a career in massage with a holistic approach to therapies. The course is also ideal if only want to commit to a year of training before entering the workplace.

Entry requirements

To begin this course will need to have achieved a Beauty Therapy Level 2 qualification, or four GCSEs at grade C or above, one of which must be in English (other full Level 2 courses could be considered but need to be reviewed).

Course content

During the course you can study a range of topics, including:

  • Monitoring Health & Safety
  • Promoting & Selling products
  • Stone therapy
  • Massage with pre-blended Aromatherapy oils
  • Indian head massage
  • Swedish massage

Assessment methods

There will be practical assessments on clients assessed by the tutor, and online multiple choice theory assessments per unit throughout the year.

Further study and career options

After successfully completing this course you could progress on to further full-time and part-time courses in a related subject. This course will also prepare you for employment in a variety of roles, including work in salons, spas and self-employment.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will be required to purchase a uniform (£41.60) and kit (£69.80).

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
22 weeks (Plus 3 full days in May half term) - Postponed until further notice 05/01/2021 Tue, Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm (5.00pm - 9.00pm on Thursday) £1265 Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon BBJ123

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

Shuttleworth College Enquiry Form


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Don't let money be a worry! Low-interest loans - study now, pay later

Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re aged 19 or over on the start date of your chosen course, you can apply for a loan to cover the tuition fees for some Level 3+ qualifications. There’s also nothing to pay back until you’ve completed your course and you’re earning over £25,000 per year!

» Visit the Advanced Learner Loans page for more information