Study Type
Part Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
1 year

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above normally including Maths and English language; grade 4/C or above in a relevant subject qualification is sometimes required. 

For progressing students, a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study.? 

Applications which do not meet the stated entry criteria in full may be approved as an exceptional entry, based on a review by the Assistant Principal.? 

Who the course is for
This course is for learners who would like to study Indian Head Massage as part time evening course, wanting to practice Indian Head Massage either employed or self-employed.
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients 
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries 
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 
  • Provide Indian Head Massage 
How you will learn

Theory/ Workshop sessions- Here you will receive all the essential underpinning knowledge related to the subject area. These sessions are for delivery and demonstration of the practical skills of your qualification? 

Salon practical sessions- These are designed salon sessions in which you will gain confidence in working in a real salon environment, working on peers, family and friends? 

Practical-As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical sessions from peers.?? 

Work placement
  • Employment in the industry as an Indian Head massage Therapist 
  • Self-employment as an Indian Head Massage Therapist  
  • Interview for level 2 beauty therapy

Our level 2 courses are free *(if you are 19-24 years old you must have a full level 2 qualification already to be eligible for free funding. More eligibility criteria apply). Contact us if you need more information on funding.

Failure to complete the course will incur an admin cost.

Qualifications you will get
VTCT level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage
Additional information

Professional presentation? 

All students are required to:? 

  • Wear a course uniform (purchased by yourself via the college)? 
  • Wear full black covered shoes? 
  • Present yourself in a professional capacity, relating to industry standards? 
  • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons? 
  • Wear no jewellery (a wedding band can be worn)? 
  • No nail extensions or nail polish.?? 
Alternatively, email with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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