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Students are required to attend all classes.

You will study:

  • Swedish Body Massage techniques, including relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Health and Safety Procedures
  • Appropriate Legislation

During your time at College the emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of the course. You also need time to study, to practice at home and set time aside for revision for exams, assignments and homework. Please be aware that you will be expected to set aside a minimum of three hours per week to study and practice at home.

Initially, students will work on each other. They will be assessed on external clients who will pay for their treatment. Students should be prepared to allow other students to practice on them. Please note that should you provide a client for a practical assessment a £1 registration fee is required, plus the cost of the treatment. In line with Northampton College's policy on Equal Opportunities, classes and the client base may be of mixed gender.

Please also note Provide Body Massage and Health and Safety are separate units, Health and Safety will be covered in its entirety before moving onto the massage unit.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for students who wish to acquire a professional qualification in Swedish Massage.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Written Assignments/Tests
    • Practical Observations
    • Oral Questions
    • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • How to perform advanced consultations for advanced manual and technical therapies to design bespoke treatment plan
    • How to develop and maintain salon procedures to safely control work operations

    • The organisation of the body and the structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs and systems.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Maintain safe and effective methods of working to meet industry requirements

    • Implement, perform and adapt advanced manual therapies, facial and body technical therapy techniques

    • Provide detailed, written, post treatment advice and recommendations.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Professionalism and pride in your work

    • Working collaboratively, contributing ideas and leading by example

    • Communicating effectively within a team, and to all clients.
  • General info

    You will be required to bring with you to every lesson pens, notebook, and textbook. You will be given packages to assist you with your qualification to work through; these must also be brought with you to every lesson. Uniform and appropriate dress will be discussed with you on your first day. You are required to purchase a small ring binder and dividers for your portfolio of evidence.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    All students to receive advice and guidance given via phone or email from either Nicky Maycock or Lindsay Curson before enrolment can take place. To succeed students must have a responsible attitude and a commitment to home study is essential.