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VTCT (iTEC) Level 3 Diploma in Massage
October 2023
Spaces Available


"The course felt relaxed, lots of information in easy segments. I really enjoyed working will all the girls on the course. Rachael was a great teacher, I would definitely do another course and recommend it to anyone interested in Massage"

Carla Johnson, Massage Therapist iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2022-2023

"Rachael is very friendly and professional. Any queries or worries I had I could message her and she would respond as soon as possible. Lots of in depth information. Really enjoyed working with Rachael, Natasha and all of the girls on the course. What would I say to somebody thinking of doing the course? Definitely worth it!"

Jessica Hall, Massage Therapist iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2022-2023

"Rachael is very friendly, professional & knowledgeable. I really enjoyed learning the massage routine & improving each month my techniques. When I began I feel as though I didn't know a lot & now after 11 months I feel as though I can offer clients a professional treatment. I loved learning the theory over zoom and found the recordings very helpful. I would highly recommend studying the massage course with Rachael & Natasha, they are extremely motivational and give you a great sense of confidence."

Jessica Pope, Beauty & Massage Therapist, iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2022-2023

"What I enjoyed - The practical was probably the best, getting to learn with the other students & give each other feedback. I did also like the theory, learning in depth about the systems in the body. What would I say to someone wanting to do the course? DO IT! Rachael is an amazing teacher, really supportive & helpful. You learn so much and Rachael goes into so much detail."

Shauna Watkins, Core Therapies Receptionist, Massage Therapist, iTEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2022-2023



It is where I go over and above the iTEC teaching criteria and show you how to become not just a good therapist but an EXCELLENT THERAPIST with all of the tools to CREATE A THRIVING BUSINESS!

With over 10 years experience in industry I show you how I have built my thriving practice which has survived beautifully inspire of the pandemic and teach you all of the tips, tricks, and habits as well as show you my mistakes to give you the foundation to build your own thriving practice.

So what does Massage mastery include?

  • Technique Tango

    • Learning to give a massage ​is like learning a dance, you will learn up to date techniques to give the best massage tailored to your clients specific wants and needs leaving your clients feeling amazing! Shoulder tension? No problem! Lower back ache? You'll have that covered! I could go on but you get the gist,

    • Learn how to look after your body after all we only have one. It is so important that as a therapist you learn how to avoid injuring yourself. You will constantly be guided, reminded and shown how to position yourself correctly, and use your body weight to your advantage to avoid injury, but most of all to make the treatment as enjoyable for you as it is for your client. 

    • You will learn how to manage clients expectations. Have you ever had a massage and the therapist hasn't done what you have asked, or have you left feeling that your issues haven't been addressed? I certainly have, clients usually know what they want from a treatment but it is not very often that they have an understanding of what they need. Understanding how to manage clients expectations so that you have given the client what they want and helped them by also giving them what they need is the difference between giving what you know is a great massage, and the client feeling like they have had a fantastic massage and experience.

  • Contraindication Controversy​

    • Be confident in treating complex conditions. There are very few reasons why you would deny a client a treatment and I teach you everything from my experience to give you the confidence to go ahead. When I was training I had a huge list of contraindications which would prevent me from giving a treatment​, however it turns out that the list is actually very small. What I lacked was the understanding of these complex conditions and the confidence to treat the client who had one. By learning about these conditions in detail through gaining a thorough understanding of how the body works, and by understanding how to gain proper consent prior to treatment you will gain the confidence to treat almost anyone. As a qualified therapist you will come across conditions that you are unfamiliar with (I do even now and I have been a therapist for over 10 years), and it is important that you learn how to manage this.

    • Learn when you shouldn't treat a client. There are a few cases where you wouldn't treat a client ​and not only do you learn about these contraindications, you learn how to discuss them with your client without effectively showing them the door.

  • Business Bravery

    • Learning the ins and outs of how to set up and run a business is imperative if you want to succeed as a therapist! There are hundreds of excellent therapists out there who have given up on their dream of helping people and making an impact and that is devastating for me. This is why the business element of this course is so very important to me because without this most qualified therapists will never get their business off the ground.

    • Learn who you are passionate about working with and how to communicate with them (too many therapists market to everyone and this is their downfall as their marketing gets lost in the noise of the online world)

    • Learn how to gain clients with grace and ease without the painful hustle and nasty sales pitch 

    • Understand and decide how you would like to run your business, are you thinking mobile? Renting a room? Owning your own clinic? It doesn't matter if you don't know I help you figure it out by guiding you through all of these options and more so that you can decide what lights you up.

    • I take the fear out of self employment, we look at the pro's and con's to help you decide which route is best for you and your business idea. 

Want in? CLICK HERE to pay for your course in full and save £100 

or CLICK HERE to pay your registration fee

Want more information about the four iTEC units keep reading!

Here at Core Therapies College you will learn in a relaxed atmosphere, with experienced therapists and small classes with up to 9 other students meaning that we can ensure you get the most from the course.

Throughout this iTEC Level 3 Diploma course in Massage you will gain in depth knowledge about the different massage techniques and their uses. Training with us means that you will not only become an excellent massage therapist with a great understanding of how the body works but you will also learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business. 

What is included:


  • Body Massage -  all of the classical techniques; Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotement ensuring that once you are qualified you can tailor your treatments to your clients needs and expectations. As well as learning how to look after your hands and your body by understanding how to be mindful of your posture and how to use specific techniques which take the pressure away from your wrists and thumbs. You learn how to treat the whole body and give a deeply relaxing treatment as well as how to identify and eliminate knots (fibrous adhesions) and muscular tension. You will also learn when it isn't appropriate to give a massage treatment and how to work within the scope of your qualification.

  • Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology - Giving you complete knowledge of the structure and functions of each area on which you are working as well as understanding conditions and diseases which may prevent or require treatment

  • Principals & Practices of Complementary Therapies - Learn about effective communication and consultation skills, health and safety in the workplace for yourself and your client, referral procedures, laws and regulations, associations and regulatory bodies for complementary therapists as well as learning the fundamentals of other complementary therapies. With four assignments to complete

  • Business practice for complementary therapies - Learn how to turn your new qualification into a thriving business by gaining an understanding of how to run a self employed business, figure out who your ideal clients are and how to effectively market to them, understand how to price your treatments as well as learning how to balance business finances and make a profit by creating your own working business plan which you can use to give your business the best possible start.

Your Massage course fee includes;

  • The unique Massage Mastery & Business Bravery which you won't find anywhere else

  • Face to face and hands on tuition for practical training

  • Live online training for all theory elements in the same way you would learn as if you were sat in front of me including class participation, with each class being recorded making it easy to catch up if you cannot make it for whatever reason.

  • course registration fee,

  • all course examination fees,

  • subject books,

  • An online portal where you can re watch recordings of every theory class and access resources such as a video of the massage routine, posture correction, handouts and much much more

  • products to use during treatments at the college  

  • a polo shirt (your uniform) 

What do you need to bring? Yourself, pen and paper and a couple of large towels.


The course is 10 months in duration and will be held one Tuesday a month in person and three Friday mornings a month for the live online theory training, when qualified you will immediately be able to start working for yourself or gain employment within the complementary therapy or spa industry.

All of the theory will be delivered live in a classroom environment via Zoom and recorded so that you can rewatch as many times as you like and catch anything you may have missed


Prior to your examination you are required to have an emergency first aid at work certificate, if you do not already have this there will be an opportunity to sit this with us for £75. We don't include this in the course fees as some people already hold this certificate and it would be unfair to charge you for it if you already have it.


Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. The QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is a new way of recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for units (small steps of learning) and enables learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes


College/Course Contract, Terms & Conditions

College Aims 

At Core Therapies College we provide excellent quality courses taught by experienced therapists in a relaxed atmosphere.

Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023


Monday & Tuesday IN PERSON Practical sessions 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Please note the first in person sessions are a Monday & Tuesday consecutively

October - 2nd, 3rd

November - 6th, 7th 

December - 4th

January - 8th, 9th

February - 5th

March - 4th, 5th

April - 15th

May - 7th - Mock exam AM

June - 10th Examination date


Friday LIVE ONLINE Theory sessions 9:30am - 1:00pm

October - 6th, 13th, 20th

November - 3rd, 10th, 17th, 

December - 1st, 8th, 15th

January - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 

February - 2nd, 9th, 23rd

March - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

April -  19st, 26th

May, - 3rd, 10th, 17th, 

Exam date - Anatomy & Physiology - 21st May

Exam dates are provisional and will be confirmed February 2024

Course Fees: £1895

Pay in full and save £100 making this amazing jam packed course just £1795

Want to pay in installments? No problem! Pay the £200 registration fee and the remaining £1695 can be split in to 10 monthly installments of just £169.50

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