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About Us

Who We Are, What We Do and Why We Love Doing It

About Us - Gateway Workshops

Thank you for visiting our web site, this page will tell you all you need to know about us and our team at Gateway Workshops so you can make sure (as it is very important) that you are going to train with a good company.

The most important thing when you book with us is that you know you are going to receive a very high quality training course. We are a multi award winning school and have been established since 1998, so when you book with us you will be confident that you have chosen the right training company. Our student feedback will also illustrate that our tutors are passionate and experts in their fields; our students come back year after year to continue their training with us.

Gateway Workshops TM offer training for complete beginners looking for a career change (or looking for an extra income) and we also provide many courses for existing therapists - something for everyone. Fully insurable & recognised courses covered by the professional bodies.

Your training and experience is very important to us, as is our reputation - we feel confident that our tutors deliver time and time again and word of mouth has spread quickly over the years supporting us in what we are trying to achieve.

Our training school has a proven 19 year plus track record and our tutors are passionate, caring, friendly and specialists in their fields. They are there to guide you and offer help and advice where needed.

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What makes us Unique from other Training Schools?

  • We are a multi award winning training school and our tutors stay with us for years offering excellent tuition. We started in 1998 so unlike other schools who have popped up overnight, we have a proven track record of years of experience behind us so you can rely on us and know you are booking with an established company.
  • We are proud that our manuals are of a high quality and cover everything you need and are included in the cost of your course / YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE Anatomy and Physiology Information E-Manual AND a complimentary therapist Accounts package e-manual when you book a course with us, worth £10 each! We also work with a company that helps therapists find work, if you are looking to top up your clients or just weekend or evening work they can help! All of this information is given out in your manuals on the day of your training helping you to build your client base easily.
  • We have many DVD's that go with the one day training courses helping you to remember the technique you have learnt once home, you can either buy a hard copy when available or you can get a free download at no cost!
  • We promise that you can come back free of charge if you feel one day is not long enough for the course you have chosen, making sure you are happy with the training you receive and happy and confident with the routine you have learnt.
  • Specialising in small training classes (often no more than 6 per class for our one day training courses) to ensure individual and personal attention.
  • We have our one day courses accredited with FHT, CTHA, The Guild, Towergate, ABT and other professional bodies, FHT's standards are very high, they carry out venue inspections, manuals and teaching assessments giving you the student the assurance needed to know you are booking a quality and insurable course.

Our Tutors

With the years of experience behind us, we hand pick (by recommendation only) our tutors for the one day courses we offer/promote. We make sure they are not only passionate about their subject but offer high standards making sure you the student get an excellent course.

All tutors are trained up to a very high standard and our feedback over the years supports the choices of tutors we have made. We don't have a high turnover of tutors, we are proud to say our tutors stay with us for years.

We also are delighted to also have just a small handful of specialist courses on offer via our web site that are run by two other schools, we are approached by many schools to feature them on the web site weekly but we only have two other schools with a few other courses on offer as we demand as high of standard of teaching as all of the Gateway tutors offer so we are very fussy when it comes to other schools being able to promote their courses on our web site. However students are delighted we can bring them things that our Gateway tutors do not offer and know that the standards are the same and the teaching you will receive will be of the same high standards.

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Who have we Trained?

We have trained many professional therapists from Champneys Health Resorts, large professional salons like Bobbi Brown UK & Ireland, make up artists for Hollyoaks Channel 4, Dior, John Lewis Spa, The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge and the Sanctuary and many other leading companies.

We have trained many salon therapists, mobile therapists and corporate ladies and gentlemen. We have also trained thousands of complete beginners, police men and women, air hostesses - flight attendants, office workers, mums, retired men and women, members of the NHS all looking for a rewarding career change or an extra income.

We offer value for money, professional training from passionate and skilled tutors and the chance to earn an extra income or maybe offer you training to allow a complete life change and a different career path.

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Upon successful completion of your training course with us you will be awarded the Gateway Workshops Diploma. We have the most experienced tutors and your Diploma is well recognised and respected within the industry and enables you to join professional associations and get insurance cover for your massage or beauty practice.

We also promote ITEC courses, specialising in small training class numbers to ensure individual and personal attention.

We pride ourselves in offering/promoting excellent courses & teachers and we have built a long standing excellent reputation over many years. We are passionate about what we do and over the years our trusted service has been used by thousands of students both in the UK and also by students travelling from overseas to attend our courses.


Help with Payments

For our more expensive longer courses on offer, easy payment options are available breaking down your payment into 3 easy instalments whilst you are training (there is no cost to set this up) helping you to spread the cost and easily budget. For our one day courses we only require a small deposit to book and the final payment is paid later helping you again to save and budget.

All our Courses have been Awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Points

There are a certain amount of points required by the various bodies (IFPA, FHT etc) to ensure that members are up to date with various therapies. For example Aromatherapists are required every 3 years to keep their training in massage up to date and will look for CPD courses to be able to do this.

Our CPD courses are available for the professional massage therapist or for the complete beginner. All professional bodies award one day courses various amounts of CPD points, on average FHT & Embody award 5 - 10 points and the beauty and holistic guild award approx 15 points. Please check with your association to confirm CPD points.

We also offer longer ITEC massage courses in London, Manchester and Somerset with our most experienced tutors. We have an excellent reputation, the time and the cost commitment to you is a larger investment on a longer course so it is very important to make sure you are booking with the right school and trusting our team at Gateway Workshops you will be sure to receive the highest quality courses around.

Our Vision/Passion

To offer excellent training courses with tutors who really care, to make sure your training is of a high standard and feel proud about what we do. To offer people a 'gateway' to their full potential, changing lives and like a pebble in a pond the ripple effect goes on touching many people. Helping to improve people's health and restore their soul.

Our Mission

There are many courses around the UK to choose from and you want to make sure you attend a good one! We do the research so you do not have to; we only promote courses of a high standard that are approved so we know you will be delighted.

Our Approach

We offer the personal touch, small training classes ensuring individual attention at all times. We really care about what we do and our team is like a big family. We have built our business mainly by word of mouth and your satisfaction is our aim. We don't just want you to be satisfied with our courses but delighted by them.


In all that we do, we strive to embody the following values:

  • to inspire and help you reach your full potential
  • communication, exchange of knowledge
  • truth
  • care and understanding of the individual
  • pride
  • passion & vision
  • authenticity
  • open souls
  • value for money
  • attention to detail
  • excellence

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