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CIBTAC International Diploma Course Beginner Level 3 – Massage or Reflexology

Why this course?

Whether you are a beginner looking for first-rate training or a qualified therapist wishing to further your knowledge and skills, consider registering for the Diploma course with international accreditation through the Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC). Our courses lead to international qualifications that are recognised across Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.

Explore career options in a host of exciting settings:

  • Private Practice
  • Luxurious Hotels
  • Health Clubs
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Wellness Centres
  • Cruise Lines
  • Spas


The full program course, including the following mandatory units, is completed within a classroom environment 312 tutorial hours. Students are expected to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of self-study per week in order to meet the full demands of the course. Students will be expected to complete a portfolio containing each unit of the Diploma. Each portfolio will require the completion of a number of treatments.

1. Theory & Practice

This is a preparation for work unit which is based on capability and knowledge. The unit is about providing body massage or refloxolgy for complementary therapies (if a student has completed CIBTAC Massage they do not have to repeat units 2, 3 and 4.) To carry out this unit the Candidate will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout their work.

This unit has been written in line with National Occupational Standards and mapped to Core Curriculum as established by the General Council for Massage Therapies. The contents of the unit cover all of the practical applications and required underpinning knowledge for massage therapy.

2. Ethics & Principles

Understand how to navigate the relationship between the Practitioner and Client. This unit covers the broad underpinning knowledge of the principles behind complementary therapies, the main influences on working within the complementary therapy industry and the key aspects of good clinical practice.  This will provide Candidates with the knowledge and skills to be develop their abilities within the complementary sector.

3. Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

Develop a working knowledge of the organisation of the body. This unit will provide all of the necessary underpinning knowledge of less common pathologies to assist the Candidate in identifying when and how a Client may be contra-indicated to treatment.

A developed knowledge of less common pathologies, together with an understanding of anatomy and physiology will enable the Candidate to know when they might safely and confidently apply all complementary therapy treatments.

4. Business Practice

Thinking of starting your own private business? This unit covers all of the acts related to business in complementary therapies, business laws, marketing, public relations, communication skills and employment opportunities in the complementary therapies sector.  This will provide Candidates with the foundation knowledge to analysis a business idea and the developing skills and understanding of successful business practice.

Quick Outline

  • Written Assignments
  • Massage Treatments
  • In-class Assessments
  • Mock Exams
  • Final Exams

Time Commitment

Nine (9) Months: 3 afternoons/evenings per week & 2 full weekends(Massage)/3 full weekends(Reflexology) per month.

Diploma Registration & Payment Deadlines

Registration Form submission and USD $500 Non-refundable Deposit paid by 31st December 2021

Full course fees paid by 14th January 2022*

Payment method
Bank Drafts, Cheques, Cash.

*Payment Plans available for Barbados residents.

Full details sent after Registration


Ascot Great House
Ascot Ave, Gibbs
St Peter, Barbados


Starts: 5th February 2022
Ends: November 2022 with final exams


DIPLOMA: BBD $6500.00
Includes Exam Fees


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