Professional Holistic therapy and Beauty Training Programs

626 Jumeirah Street, Umm Sequeim 1, Dubai, UAE

Certificate in On-Site Massage - ITEC Level 3

on site massage  

Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification or a regulated equivalent.

A good command of the English language, written and spoken is also required. 

Aims and objectives

The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in On-Site Massage is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide on-site massage treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty and complementary therapy industry. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 3.

It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 3 and 4.


This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty and complementary therapy industry. The qualification consists of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 50 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification. The main skills the learner will perform are:  On-site massage – to include consultation, contraindications, selecting suitable massage mediums for the client’s skin type, classical massage movements and adapting the treatment to suit the client’s specific needs

The learner will also learn about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential in order to work and be successful in the industry. 

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the on-site massage skills listed above effectively in particular anatomy and physiology and common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive treatment 

Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in an on-site massage setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving 

Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as an on-site massage therapist Opportunities for progression Once learners have achieved the VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Certificate in On-Site Massage they may progress on to other VTCT (ITEC) or equivalent qualifications at level 3 and 4 for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
  • Level 3 Certificate in Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management Opportunities for employment

There are opportunities for an on-site massage therapist to find employment in a variety of areas: 

  • Beauty salons
  • Hotels
  • Health clubs
  • Spas Own business
  • Cruise liners

Relationship to National Occupational Standards

This qualification has mapped to National Occupational Standards where they exist and has ensured that best practice in the workplace has been reflected in the qualification. This qualification is linked to the relative job roles as well as ensuring that the qualification reflects the required level of knowledge and ability for the on-site massage therapist at level 3