VTCT level 3 certificate in stone therapy massage (QCF)
About this course:
The VTCT level three certificate in stone therapy massage (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a stone therapy massage specialist.
The following mandatory units are included:
- UV30468 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries.
- UV30491 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon.
- UV30475 Apply stone therapy massage.
You will 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.
The VTCT level three certificate in stone therapy massage is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage using hot and cold stones.
Underpinning this qualification, you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification, such as anatomy and physiology.
The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing stone therapy massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients.
This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.
Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).
This qualification is regulated on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should have a caring disposition and be committed to fulfilling both practical and theory elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by attending our centre for the practical elements and by working through the theory elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our virtual learning environment. Practical elements may be of mixed sex and learners will be required to work on each other.
Duration: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of two months, on average it takes three months to complete the practical and theory elements.
Course delivery: Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our virtual learning environment. This theory elements are perfectly suited to online delivery therefore they can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards.
Practical elements are brought to life in a treatment room environment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore complusory interactive treatment room sessions will be accessed by attending sessions at our centre over a period of two days or two hours per week, evenings or weekends for six weeks with one of our stone massage therapy tutors Joanne Lee and Cindy Vernon.
Case studies: You must carry out and document evidence for a minimum of twenty case study treatments, which must be carried out on a minimum of four clients. There must be a minimum of four treatments for at least two clients to consolidate the learning and practice skills required. Each case study must include a client questionnaire, lifestyle assessment, consent form, consultation record, treatment record, after care advice and client feedback.
Virtual learning resource: Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments, email them to your tutor for marking and include the final drafts in your portfolio of evidence.
Upon completion you will be required to attend our assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit an external and invigilated multiple choice exam paper and internal observations as your final assessment.
Minimum system requirement: As this course is delivered via our online virtual learning resource there are some minimum system requirements including:
- Laptop, PC or MAC.
- Broadband internet connection.
- Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome.
- Adobe PDF Reader.
- Adobe Flash Player.
- Microsoft Word (or equivalent).
Upon completion of both practical and theory elements, assessments and written papers a VTCT level three certificate in stone therapy massage (QCF) will be awarded.
Additional information: All necessary materials and equipment will be provided for use during the practical elements and for final assessments however you will be required to ensure that you have the necessary materials and equipment to continue and complete this qualification.
Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:
- VTCT level three certificate in Aromatherapy (QCF).
You can progress from the VTCT level three certificate in stone therapy massage (QCF) directly into a stone therapy massage therapist role as you will possess the skills to enable you to provide stone therapy massage treatments for clients via employment or self-employment in the complementary and healthcare sector.
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Joanne Lee, a highly qualified, experienced holistic therapist, tutor and assessor is devoted to providing learners with the very best service whilst upholding VTCT and industry standards. Owner of Holistic Healing Hands she has 17 years experience in providing holistic therapies helping clients meet their expectations and achieve their goals.