Fully recognised Therapeutic Massage Diploma (blended learning)
What you will get:
You will achieve a full practitioners' diploma in massage therapy that is recognised by the CNHC. It complies with both the National Occupational Standards and the GCMT's Core Curriculum. Therefore, you will be able to practise, gain insurance and register with the CNHC once qualified as well as becoming a full member of Complementary Health Professionals and all the benefits this affords you as a therapist.
What is better about blended learning and attending face to face training?
There are many courses available that are cheap and do not involve a great deal of effort or to attend any face to face training in a workshop - or perhaps just one day's training. You are given a video to learn a massage routine from. It is true that you can get insurance to practice from these courses but you are in no way considered a professional massage therapist in the eyes of the profession and would not be able to register with the regulatory body or join a recognised professional association like ourselves. However, the main point is that you cannot develop clinical skills from watching a video. You also should not just repeat the same routine on every client. You need to develop the skills that will allow you to become a thinking therapist who can treat each person individually and adapt their treatment for their needs. You would not even think about going to a hairdresser who has learnt their trade by video let alone a therapist. So our course will give you the skills to become a trusted recognised therapist who will succeed in business.
Our Massage tutors are at the very top of their profession with over 20 years experience of professional practice and teaching as well as being involved in writing the standards mentioned above. Julia Oyeleye, pictured aside, will be your mentor whilst training. She will mark and give full and detailed feedback on all of your coursework, as well as support you through your practical development of your skills at the workshops.
Workshops and modules:
The workshops ae held in London, of which you will need to undertake 5 in order to comply with the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) Core Curriculum for Massage Therapy. You can complete this course within 9 months but you have up to two years from starting this course to completion so you can work at your own pace. Weekend workshops will be available regularly and details will be available for you to book in advance if you choose from the offset. You will also have to book onto and pay for the examinations. You will normally book a separate A&P exam before you have completed your therapy studies. Once you have completed all of the modules and practical weekends, including all of the coursework and case studies, you are then ready to take your therapy theory and practical exams, which are held on one day. If you already have a recognised A&P diploma, you do not have to repeat it by doing ours. You will need to bring your completed portfolio to the practical exam to be signed off, which includes your case studies.
You will pay for each module as you go and can only request the next module once the previous one has been marked. The turn around for marking is very fast and is all done electronically. There are three anatomy, physiology and pathology modules, three massage modules, plus principles and practice and business practice. The latter two modules are currently being offered FREE of charge.
Order of study:
First Diploma Studied Already holds an A&P qualification Already completed A, P & P and Professional Practice and Business Practice Modules
1. Anatomy Module 1 1. Massage Module 1 1. Massage Module 1
2. Massage Module 1 2. Massage Module 2 2. Massage Module 2
3. Anatomy Module 2 3. Professional Practice Module 3. Massage Module 3
4. Massage Module 2 4. Massage Module 3
5. Anatomy Module 3 5. Business practice Module
6. Professional Practice
7. Massage Module 3
8. Business Practice Module
£ 1850 in total £1550 in total £1550 in total
includes the cost of the 5 weekend practical workshops
Click here for a list of module content for Massage (for the other modules, such as Anatomy, please select these from the full course list).
The cost per module is £100. Workshops are £250 for each week-end in Central London and you need to complete 5, so that is just £125.00 per day. There are additional charges for exams: the practical exam is £60 and the theory and A&P exams are £30 each, payable when you register for the exams.
Couches, couch covers, towels, carrier oils, measuring pots and couch paper are all provided during your weekend workshops. We also provide all refreshments throughout the weekend workshops.
Remember, you don't pay for everything up front but you pay as you go, one module at a time.
Consumer rights give 14 days for refunds