BMIA2 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Award for the hands-on Baby Massage Instructor (RQF)

Qualification summary

This qualification has been designed to allow learners to gain the knowledge and understanding required to become a baby massage instructor, to run classes or sessions teaching parents how to massage their own babies. This would enable instructors to build on their practitioner skills by teaching them the skills needed to run effective classes and parent sessions in baby massage. Baby massage is widely supported by medical practitioners across the world and the social benefits of attending baby massage classes are well documented.

The range of units contained in this qualification allow you to develop tyour baby massage practitioner skills into instructor skills whereby you can share their knowledge and skills with parents. The knowledge and skills developed by this qualification will prove invaluable toward your own personal and career development.

Although this is qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning, it is strongly recommended that the VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Certificate for the hands-on Baby Massage Practitioner (RQF) is achieved, as this qualification builds upon those skills and knowledge.

Having achieved this qualification you could progress onto the following Skillsfirst qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the hands-on Baby Yoga Practitioner and Instructor (RQF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Setting-up and Promoting a Baby Well-being Business (RQF)

Centres may find the following website helpful for materials and resources to assist with the delivery of this qualification; please click here

VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Award for the hands-on Baby Massage Instructor (RQF) Handbook


Qualification structure

Both mandatory modules must be achieved from the mandatory Group M

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 72

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 94

Qualification numberQualification reference
BMIA2 603/4677/2 

Group M – Mandatory modules

unit no.
unit no.
Module titleGLH
A/617/6137BMI1Principles of delivering training and instruction48
F/617/6138BMI2Understand how to adapt the training to meet parent/baby needs24

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