Basic Spa Massage

College Certificate

a woman having a shoulder massage

Availability & Details

Basic Spa Massage - Mon 18:00 - 20:30 10 Weeks Gp 01 SC-SPMANO-G(2122)SA1

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Part Time

18-Apr-2022 - 04-Jul-2022 (weeks)

Examination board
College Certificate
Course Full Fee £240.00


You will be working in our industry-standard salon, with our friendly and experienced beauty therapy lecturers. Your lecturer will demonstrate basic spa massage techniques and routines, covering back, neck and shoulder to relieve stress and tension. You will then have the opportunity to practice the techniques and routines on other learners in the group. Towards the end of the course, when your confidence and techniques are improving, you will have the opportunity to bring friends and family along to act as models for you to fine tune your new found skills. 

The course is designed for interest only and home use. If you would like to study a longer, accredited course, you can discuss this with your lecturer at the end of the introductory course. If there are enough students who show interest in taking the next step to a formal qualification, we can look to arrange this.

No formal entry requirements needed.

Throughout the 10 week course at HSDC South Downs, you will cover the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • Demonstrations of basic massage techniques and routines
  • Practising basic massage techniques and routines on peers in the group
  • Practising basic massage techniques on family/friend models 






You will learn through demonstrations and practising skills. Your lecturer will provide guidance, support and constructive feedback throughout the course to help perfect your skills and techniques.

Your skills and techniques will be reviewed and developed through supportive feedback throughout the course, however no formal test or assessment is required.

You can enrol onto one of our many part time or full time courses after completion of this course, including:
Part time
- Gel Nails
- Lash and Brows
- Barbering

Full time
- Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up

If there is a large enough cohort/student interest, we can put on accredited part time courses after completion of introductory courses. Please discuss this with your lecturer if you are interested in this.

Your lecturers are practising in industry and will bring the latest knowledge, skills and trends to the classroom.

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

There are great teachers here. This college has felt more like a university than a school, and it’s definitely lived up to that more grown-up feel.

Vicky Lipscombe, A Level student

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student