Level 3 Practitioners Diploma in Therapeutic Body Massage (Including Oncology (Cancer) massage)

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Study to become a professional Massage Therapist. 

The Level 3 Practitioners Diploma in Therapeutic Body Massage course is designed to provide fully comprehensive training in how to deliver safe and professional massage treatments that are both commercially acceptable and performed in accordance with legislation and establishment rules.

Once you have successfully passed this massage course, you will be a fully qualified massage Therapist who can gain insurance and set up your own business or gain employment within the industry whether that may be in spas, salons, private clinics, community health projects, cruise ships, hospital or hospices.

Massage treatments need to be adapted to make a treatment safe and appropriate for someone affected by cancer. This training is very important to enable therapists to adapt a treatment with confidence.

At the Glasgow School of Massage with believe that it is time that people affected by cancer are no longer excluded from massage as they have been for a long time but instead therapists seek additional training to include. That is why every student qualifying as a Massage Therapist will have an oncology massage qualification and this is integrated into our courses.

Whilst enrolled upon the course you will study four distinct units:

  • Body massage
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
  • Oncology massage -Massage with people with Cancer

This course is taught over one weekend per month for 11 weekends

16th and 17th of February 2019 

16th and 17th of March 2019

13th and 14th of April

11th and 12th of May

15t and  16th of June

13th and  14th of  July

10th and  11th  of August

14th and 15th of September

12th and 13th of October

9th and 10th of November

7th and 8th of December

100% Attendance for this course is very important.

At the discretion of the school director under very specialist medical or personal circumstances you may be excused. However if you miss two weekends of this course it will be too much work to catch up on and this will most likely result in an automatic fail and loss of course fee.


There are no prerequisites for this course but it is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five Standard grades/GCSEs/National 5s at grades A-C prior to commencing the Level 3 Diploma in Massage, however exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the workplace.

If you already hold an equivalent qualification in Anatomy and physiology be excused from part of the course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this.

Due to the amount of information covered in the course, home studies (Self research, massage practice and written essays) of approximately five hours per week will be required. 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an Level 3 Practitioners Diploma in Massage. You will be a fully qualified massage Therapist who can gain insurance and set up your own business or gain employment.


After gaining this qualification you will be able to progress onto study further types of specialised and advanced massage. 

Course Fee

The full cost of this course is £1,200

A deposit of £100 is required to book your place on this course which is nonrefundable.

The remaining £1,100 is required one week before the course commences on the 7th of February.

In Specialist circumstances the cost can be spread over the year paying £100 per month.

Course Starting February 2019

Applications are now open!!

Please click the link below to download application form.