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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, that is very important to us and has been from the moment we opened our doors.

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.

About the Director Owner & Founder of Gateway

Hello my name is Sue Bailey thank you for visiting our site. I am the director, owner and founder of Gateway Workshops™ and this has been my passion for over 25 years!

I was a therapist and then a tutor for over 8 years teaching Indian head massage and Reiki/Seichem Healing, I enjoyed my time as a tutor and the students loved my high standards and care. The feedback from students was that they were unhappy however with other schools and the lack of quality of their training.

I was in contact with many excellent tutors that did not have the time or finances to promote themselves, I was asked for their contact details which took me on the next stage of my journey. I gave up teaching to dedicate all my time to starting a new school, that was back in 1998 and I have spent every year carefully selecting tutors to run the courses we offer, making sure high standards were the number one priority.

I built Gateway slowly with only a few tutors and just a handful of accredited courses to start with and now we have over 70 accredited courses and over 22 tutors! 

I am extremely proud of what I have built over the last twenty plus years and our feedback is wonderful from the thousands of students we teach.

We offer the personal touch with high standards, we also offer affordable courses and fantastic aftercare by tutors with great passion for what they do.

We all love our jobs and this reflects in the courses you will receive - we very much look forward to seeing you soon!

The latest therapies your clients want - Insurable Training for Professional use.

We are award winning because we have expert tutors, top rated courses & after-care by looking after our loyal students and putting them first.

Our Values

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

Recognised Accredited Courses by FHT, CTHA, Towergate, ABT, ThinkTree & Many More!



Voted Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row

Gateway Workshops 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 25 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?

  • Established 1998 - Trusted, Professional & Recognised Courses on Government & Council Approved list.

    ITEC Qualifications & Accredited Diplomas for Beginners to Established Therapists.

  • A multi award winning training school, our tutors stay with us for many 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.
  • You can rely on us and know you are booking with an established company.
  • High quality manuals (included in the cost of your course) which cover everything you need.
  • 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 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.


  •     Anatomy and Physiology e-manual
  •     FREE Access to massage downloads to help you remember routine
  •     Access to our FREE 'Hands Free' Massage Video Download too!
  •     Discounts off therapist insurance and products

Our Tutors

With the years of experience behind us, we hand pick our tutors to make sure they are not only passionate about their subject but offer high standards so our students 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 have just a small handful of specialist beauty courses on offer too via our web site that are run by one other school who are affiliated with Gateway with the same high standards.

Who have we Trained?

As well as thousands for therapists, we have also trained many professional therapists and make up artists from large professional salons, hotels and spas at:

Gleneagles 5 star hotel and Spa Scotland

Cliveden 5 star hotel and Spa

Champneys Health Resorts

Bobbi Brown UK & Ireland

Make up Artists at Large Filming Companies and Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Top Hotels and Spas

The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge

Dior, John Lewis Spa, 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.

Award Winning School - Click to Watch What Our Students Say About Gateway Courses


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 professional massage or beauty practice in a salon, hotel spa or if you are self employed.

We also have 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.

How our discounted online courses can help you - We are all aware we all need a SECOND INCOME, now more than ever!

  • Professional award winning accredited online courses
  • Life Coaching, EFT Practitioner, Nutritionist, NLP Practitioner, Health and Wellness Consultant and many more
  • They can all be learned online now! In the comfort of your own home with fantastic manuals, videos and tutor support
  • You can then offer these therapies professionally over the phone, online or on Skype or Zoom if you are unable to see people in person due to future viruses or circumstances that change our lives once again

Check out what we have available and get qualified now!

Get ahead of the crowd and shore up a more secure and safe future for you and your family, this is the ideal time to learn these from home.


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, 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.

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