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Massage Courses

This baby massage course will fully equip students to be able to teach infant massage to parents

Course Explained
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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

Baby Massage Instructor Training Course


Our baby massage instructor training is a professional one day accredited and recognised diploma course, offering a fully certified qualification for anyone wanting to become a professional Baby Massage Instructor.

Learn with us a multi-award winning school, with passionate and caring tutors.

Full course content can be found further down this page.


Course Times

10.30 - 4.30pm Weekdays

or 11.00 - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.

The course involves a one practical day

Small classes of just 10 people) and approximately 20 hours of home study.

Easy to follow, step by step guidance and instructions, all the material is included in the price of this course.


You do not need any prior massage or teaching experience or previous qualifications to do this course. 

By the end of the course you will:

  • Know that baby massage is an ancient technique and how and why it has become popular in the West
  • Know that touch is important and understand why
  • Know that there are 6 behavioural states and will learn about each one
  • Know that a baby has cues and will learn how to recognise these
  • Know and understand contraindications to baby massage
  • Know that a baby has reflexes and will learn how to recognise these
  • Learn the difference between behavioural states, baby cues and baby reflexes
  • Learn that a baby can show how they are feeling through engagement and disengagement cues
  • Learn what engagement and disengagement cues are and how to recognise them
  • Know that there are many benefits to baby massage and will be able to discuss these
  • Learn how to market a business and will understand some marketing mistakes
  • Understand the basics of setting up a business
  • Learn what to include in a lesson plan in order to make it effective for learning
  • Learn what makes a good teacher and will have the opportunity to practice some of these skills
  • Learn baby massage techniques and then will use these in a sequence
  • Know what the benefits and cautions are for each area of the body when massaging and will be able to discuss these
  • Use the skills learnt to practice teaching a part of the baby massage sequence
  • Have opportunities to self and peer assess
  • Be given feedback on their progress and will be given areas to develop if required
  • A full and comprehensive manual is included in your course

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally

We offer this at a reduced price because the theory is taken on line instead of at a venue for two days, this allows us to keep the cost down making this course extremely affordable for all.


Do I need to bring my baby or do you supply models?

You do not need to bring your baby with you to practice on as the course tutor will supply massage dummy dolls to work on. This allows those without massage experience to attend as you will not be working on real babies who also will get tired and grumpy if worked on all day so it avoids the stress that this might cause.


Available to all - beginners with no massage experience and also therapists who are looking to add this to their training.

Professionally Recognised Course, you are able to get insurance cover for this and use it professionally.

Course FAQs

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Do I need to bring a baby with me to work on?

No

You will be massaging dolls in class and will be instructed with a doll. There will be no babies in class! This is an instructor training course and not a baby massage class where you bring your baby to the class.

The dolls will be provided for you on the day to work on and the tutor can give you information if you need to buy one to practice on at home if required if you wish to carry on your practice at home on a doll.

When can I start the online part of this course? How does it work?

When can I start the course?

You can start the course as soon as you have made your first payment or payment in full to the tutor. You will then have instant access to an online version of your course manual and sequence videos via a link that will be emailed to you.

You can therefore start your course within 24 hours of your tutor receiving your course booking.

When will I receive my course manual?

You will have instant access to an online version of your course manual and sequence videos as soon as you have set up the instalment plan or paid the tutor. You will also be provided with a professionally printed and bound course manual on the day. You therefore DO NOT need to print out the manual and bring it on the course day.

 

Why don’t I need previous massage experience to attend this course?

As a baby massage instructor, you will be guiding parents/caregivers through the safe massage techniques you have been taught. You will never be massaging the babies in your class sessions, but showing the parents/caregivers what to do.

In class, you will be taught the important aspects of the baby’s anatomy and physiology and any cautions to massage. Baby massage is about the importance of touch and how bonding and attention with the baby is so vital.

You therefore do not need previous massage experience to be a great baby massage instructor. We do advise however that if you don’t have previous massage experience that you come from a health (such as nursing, health visitor, midwife etc.) or childcare profession (such as teaching or early years’ practitioner) However, if you do have previous massage experience then I am sure you will add value to your classes.

If you feel further massage training would be of benefit to you we do offer the ITEC level 3 in full body massage (details can be found on our web site) which you are welcome to train in later - the tutor can give you further information about this if required.

 

Where can I do my practical training day?

You can choose when to complete your practical training (from selected dates and venues), however you must book this part of your training via the Gateway Workshops website. You can choose your date and book it the same day as your home study part of the course, however the home study must be purchased before booking and/or attending your practical day. You need to complete both your home study and practical day to be awarded with your certificate.

Can I have some information about the tutors?

You will have a home study tutor, experienced and highly qualified in this field and available to you via the phone, email, Skype and is also the practical tutor at some of the practical day locations along with Beth the onsite tutor.

The practical days training will run 10.30 - 4.30pm Weekdays or 11.00 - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date. You will be given full support and guidance throughout this part of your course.

Will I be qualified to teach my own baby massage classes with this qualification?

Yes, as soon as you have completed your home study (reading through the course manual and answering 20 short questions) and attended your practical days training, you will be issued your certificate and be fully qualified as a Baby Massage Instructor.

 

Can I complete the course in a day?


Yes

You will need to have read through the course manual, answered 20 short questions (to be emailed to your tutor) and attend the practical days training to be awarded your certificate. Prior arrangement can be made with your home study tutor to return feedback and arrange postage of your certificate on your completion day if you need the qualification quickly.

 

If I have already attended baby massage classes and have prior knowledge, do I still need to complete all of the course?


Yes. Our course is accredited and recognised by professional bodies and organisations. You can only be awarded your certificate if you have completed and been assessed on all parts of the course.

This course involves much more than learning a baby massage sequence; you will be fully qualified as a Baby Massage Instructor where you can run your own classes (if you choose).

How do I pay the balance for my course?

When you book a course with us, we take the deposit for the course (we do not take the full payment) then once you have booked your details are sent directly to the tutor and they will contact you with regard to the balance.

We give you this option as many students do not wish to pay in full for their course straight away as they have limited funds, so often this can allow you if you book in advance to only pay the deposit and then pay the balance later allowing you to budget.

You will have a choice to pay the balance straight away or for the higher priced courses some of the balances can be paid in instalments. You will receive a confirmation email from the tutor once you have booked and within this email it will give you the information you require so you can pay the balance directly to your tutor.

If you are a company paying for a student to attend please email us as we accept a Pro forma invoice if required, we are happy for the tutor to contact you directly to charge the full amount so you do not have to pay in two payments (please note this is only available for company bookings). We can arrange this for you on request.

It’s quick and easy to book with us; you can immediately look forward to your course and a great day learning a new therapy.

We have caring and helpful tutors who will be in touch with you quickly and they are contactable before your course starts, helping you with any questions you may have making your decision to book with us the right one.

It is important to know you are in safe hands now, on your training day and when your course has finished. You will receive excellent aftercare and help and advice from your tutor when needed.

Why book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won 5 years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by many recognised professional bodies. We pride ourselves on very high standard courses which reflects in our high pass rates!

We are a trusted school since 1998 and accredited by all the top professional bodies.

We have trained many professional therapists and make up artists from large professional salons, hotels and spas at:

Gleneagles 5 star hotel and Spa Scotland

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.

Receive these Gifts when you Train with us - Giving you added extra of over £50!

FREE TO ALL OUR STUDENTS WHEN YOU ATTEND:  

Anatomy and Physiology e-manual  

Copy of our therapist accounts package  

Access to our FREE courses available on this site too

Do I need to bring a model with me? AND What do I need to bring?

No

You do not need to take a model with you as you will work with another student on the day of training.

The class runs with 2 or more people booked on and you can book 24 hours before the start date if you wish.

If you do not wish to be worked on due to medical reasons, sometimes the tutor can provide one or you can bring someone with you if advised beforehand. The tutor will be happy to discuss this with you.

What should I bring with me

All products that you use on the day whilst learning will be provided on the day of your training for massage, beauty and spiritual courses and are included in the price of your course.

Students should bring pen/pencil, paper and own lunch. Loose/comfortable clothing should be worn. You do not need to take anything with you to a class - all massage & Beauty couches, chairs, towels and equipment are all provided.

If you are booking a massage course - because massage will be undertaken, normal standards of cleanliness will be expected including short fingernails.
   

The tutors will be able to advise you on the best and most affordable equipment and/or kits to buy when you train with them so you can use these with your clients, or if you wish to buy them before you train you can!

There are no written exams for our one day courses, only a practical assessment by the tutor as you work during the day. The guidance you receive from your tutor will allow you to easily grasp your new skill.

You do not need to wear a therapist tunic or whites unless you wish to, comfortable clothing is fine.
  

We do have a product page on our website which offers discounts on many products that the tutors use, which you can check out any time.

Certificate Information - Is your certification brand specific? And - Do you offer discounts on products needed after the course?

Our certification is not brand specific.

You will get a practitioners certificate and it does NOT say one day course anywhere on it.

It is a professional practitioners certificate and the accreditation body logos are also on your certificate showing who has approved it for insurance purposes.

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

If you are choosing a massage or beauty course, our courses are popular because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products that our tutors love to use, but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

In some cases your insurance may be invalid if you train with a branded product detailed on your training certificate and you then change to another brand. However, providing non brand specific training allows us to offer our courses at a lower cost, allowing you to spend what is right for you on the necessary products rather than buying unnecessary and costly equipment.

The tutor will be happy to discuss products, prices and how much you can charge for the therapy on your training day. The tutor will also cover the insurance information for you, we receive a discount with a large insurance company covering our training for those of you new to this field or wanting to change to a new and more affordable cover.

Yes we do offer discounts for products you can use after your course - We have teamed up with some excellent companies to offer really good discounts to our students.

We give you all of this information in your course manuals you receive (included in the price of your course) on the day of your training

I have noticed the course I want to book is full, can you squeeze another student on?

No

We are sorry we cannot do this, we have to stick to the advertised numbers due to specialising in small classes and not having room at the venues to take more people.

However what we suggest is to book onto the next date available that you can make and when filling out your details, there is a note box section within the booking form.

You can request here that you can be moved to the earlier date if there are any cancellations so you can be prioritised and contacted if we have anyone drop out.

All dates and availability are updated live as you book, once the deposit has been paid online. Please note the numbers available (which are showing when you visit our site) are correct on a minute to minute basis and will show full as soon as the course date becomes fully booked.

If the venue you selected says there are no dates available please choose a different venue you can travel to or alternative date optoin - or you can email us to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations and we are happy to let you know as soon as one becomes free.

WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR COURSE DATES, VENUE OPTIONS AND PRICE FOR THIS COURSE?

For Dates & Venues on offer and also the Course Price - please use the PURPLE LINK BUTTONS which are located on this page to be able to view all dates available.

It will give you a list of venues where we offer this course and also the dates and price too.

It is quick and easy to book with us and we only take a small deposit to book on.

COVID Information - Health and Safety at our Courses

Trusted, Recognised & Insurable Courses on Government/Councils Approved Accredited list.

All venues open - Following Government Health, Safety/PPE requirements.

Health & safety is our number 1 priority for both our students and our tutors.

When you book your tutor will send you all the information you require about PPE and they are always happy to answer any questions that you may have relating to COVID updates.

Do I have to take an exam on the day? AND - What are CPD Points?

No you do not have to take a written exam on the day, only a practical assessment.

No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

All our courses have been awarded CPD points (Continuing Professional Development). 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.

DO YOU OFFER THIS COURSE ONLINE?

No

Avoid being caught out - continue learning your massage and beauty at a venue with a tutor to get the best tuition - be safe and to ensure you can use what you learn professionally and still get insurance cover

 

Why we do not offer massage or beauty courses online

1. This is because we feel that it is not safe to offer massage or beauty courses online as you require a tutor to be with you in a room to guide you as these are hands-on therapies

2. Also the councils are looking to regulate our industry and the insurance companies are looking to make stricter laws with their policies and cover - which we welcome

3. It will be a lot harder to get many courses verified and covered for insurance soon due to new Government and council laws coming very soon

4. You need a professional assessment on the day of your course in person to make sure you have learned a hands-on therapy safely, this cannot be done online or by zoom and likely not be accepted in the near future

5. We want to make sure any massage or beauty qualification you gain can be used professionally and this needs to be with a tutor at a venue for insurance companies to be able to continue to insure you moving forwards

6. Many large spas, hotels and salons will not take an online training certificate for massage or beauty and will ONLY accept a qualification gained with a tutor face to face at a venue for their insurance purposes

7. To be taken seriously in our industry you want to make sure you get the right training with an experienced tutor - you can never replace this with online training as practical courses should be learned safely with a tutor face to face who has the right experience and tutor insurance to teach you correctly

8.You learn a lot by receiving a treatment as well as learning how to give a treatment, you cannot experience how it feels or what it should feel like if you learn over zoom or by video - this is why you learn best being in a class with other students

Do you offer in-house training and can you come to us?

Yes

If you are a salon, college, spa or hotel etc and require in-house training, please email us as we can organise a trainer to come to your location with 4 or more students.

sue@gatewayworkshops.co.uk

We have a long history of offering high quality in-house training with experienced tutors who can come to you.

Our courses are fully recognised and accredited making them fully insurable for the therapist to use professionally.

We train Therapists and we also offer in-house training, we currently train all of Bobbi Brown's UK staff past 3 years, Gleneagles 5 star Hotel and Spa Scotland, Make up Artists at Large Filming Companies and Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Top Hotels and Spas

Do I need therapist insurance to attend a class AND How much is insurance if I need it later and who do you recommend

You do NOT need insurance to take our courses, but we advise you to act professionally and obtain suitable professional liability insurance (if you intend to use what you have learned on our practitioner courses and use them with the general public.)

Prices for insurance varies but works out at about £60 - £80 a year depending which therapy you train in.

Full details are given to you on the day of your course, however if you are a therapist already and have insurance you will be able to add your training to your existing insurance (we always advise you to check first before booking) or if they do not offer it for what you have learned we can suggest alternatives so you are covered.

All this information can be found with your course information or you can contact your tutor at any time for further information or help and aftercare when needed.

Gateway highly recommends Westminster for therapist insurance. They are affordable, reliable and many of our students use them on a yearly basis. You will be given full information for Westminster insurance on the day of your training and you can also find their information in the product/shop section of our website.

CAN I EASILY LEARN EVERYTHING IN ONE DAY FOR YOUR ONE DAY DIPLOMA COURSES?

Yes

Many other companies offer similar courses but have much larger classes therefore it has to be taught over a longer period of time. You may be asked to come back a second day to go over what you have learnt as the tutor does not have time to get around the class due to the large numbers.

Some other schools offer their courses over 2 days, sometimes it is a good way to get you to pay more but very often you will learn the same routines, so what is the difference? They will often have much larger classes so they will have to spread their training over a longer period of time, however we believe in small numbers so you receive one to one tuition.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However, due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

FOR MASSAGE AND BEAUTY COURSES

We also send you a fantastic FREE Anatomy and Physiology manual before you attend our courses; another reason why some training classes elsewhere are over 2 days.

This will be due to the fact the tutor will spend a lot of the time reading about the A & P on the day which we feel you should not pay for, so we give you a free manual so you can to do this in your own time. Relevant anatomy and physiology will of course be covered on the day.

Please however remember this manual is an extra freebie from us, your course training manual is included in the cost of the course and you will receive this as a fully bound hard copy on the day of your training.

Do your prices include VAT?

Yes.

All booking fees (deposits) are inclusive of VAT, Gateway is registered for VAT as a school and booking/promotional agent.

The 'course fee’ (balance) payable to the tutors is VAT exempt as VAT is not applicable to Education.

The price on the website is inclusive of everything, no hidden charges.

Receive these Gifts when you Train with us - Giving you added extras worth over £50!

FREE TO ALL OUR STUDENTS WHEN YOU ATTEND:

    Anatomy and Physiology e-manual
    Copy of our therapist accounts package
    Access to our complimentary 'Hands Free' Massage Video Download too!
    Access to course reference videos helps you remember routine taught
    Discounts off therapist insurance and products

Can I repeat the course for free if I need to?

Yes

Our Promise to you - Yes you can repeat the course free of charge if needed.

Our tutors are so confident that one day is adequate for our one day Diploma courses, due to the small numbers they teach, if they or you feel you need to come back to repeat the course you can do this free of charge.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR STUDENT TESTIMONIALS/FEEDBACK I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THESE

You can find all the latest students’ feedback, good or bad, here on this page.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN RIGHT TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO VIEW THEM IF YOU ARE ON A MOBILE PHONE OR THEY ARE LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF THE PAGE IF YOU ARE ON A DESK TOP COMPUTER.

When you complete a course with us, you will receive an email asking you to fill out our student feedback form.

All of our testimonials are genuine coming from the students who have taken our courses and we have a very high rating on Trustpilot and our Gateway Facebook business pages.

You know when you book with us you are booking with a company that has over 20 years’ experience teaching thousands of students and we have passionate and caring tutors you can trust.

We look forward to you attending a course with us and receiving your feedback too!

Our tutors are passionate and kind and look after all of our students, we are an established company with a 20+ history behind us to make sure we get it right and we thank all those students who have sent in feedback, as we love to hear from them after a class.

Are your course tutors fully qualified? How do I contact my tutor

Yes.

All our tutors hold teaching qualifications and are experts in their fields, they all have professional qualifications in all the subject areas that they teach with years of experience so you know you will receive the best training available.

Excellent tuition on the day with expert tutors, but also fantastic aftercare when needed and help with any questions, which makes us different and unique to many other companies offering courses not only will you get great tutors whilst you learn - but also great aftercare too - many other companies do not offer this and leave you to your own devices.

Your tutor's contact details can be found in your web site confirmation email you were sent when you booked with us, there is a link that takes you to your tutor's information with their email and phone contact details.

The tutor will also confirm your booking by email giving you all the information you need for them and the full details for the venue and directions and final balance payment information.
 

What if a course is full - do you have a waiting list option?

All dates and availability are updated live as you book, once the deposit has been paid online, a place is allocated.

Please note the numbers available (which are showing when you visit our site on the date and venue pages) are correct on a minute to minute basis and will show full as soon as the course date becomes fully booked.

Courses run with two or more people booked on and some can get booked very quickly so early booking is advised so you do not miss out on the date you can make.

If a date is full, most students book onto the next date available that they can make and when filling out your details, there is a note box section within the booking form and you can request here that you can be moved to the earlier date if there are any cancellations so you can be prioritised and contacted if we have anyone drop out.

If the venue you selected says there are no dates available please choose a different venue you can travel to or if no other venues have a date suitable, you can email us to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations and we are happy to let you know as soon as one becomes free.

What is included in the course fee, for your ONE DAY courses

For our one day courses, practical tuition training materials - if you choose a massage or a beauty course also included is towels, blankets, creams/oils, massage tables/chairs are all provided on the day so you do not have to take anything with you.

Also included is a fully comprehensive award winning manual.

The booking fee (your deposit) is inclusive of VAT and no VAT to pay on the balance of the course fee.

Why should I train with Gateway and tell me more about your expert trainers?

Our Tutors

Our tutors are like a family unit; they deliver their courses with care and passion and have very high standards when it comes to our training. When taking a course with Gateway, you have peace of mind that you will be training with a long established company, whose training courses are recognised and passed by the top professional bodies, ensuring quality training with experienced tutors.

Established in 1998 we have a great team of tutors who have a wealth of knowledge and are passionate and caring. They also take pride with the way they look after their studetns both on the day of their training and also offer great aftercare and help where needed. All tutors are experienced in dealing with all different levels of skills and with small classes you are assured of individual attention.

All Gateway tutors hold a professional teacher training qualification (often the Award in Education, PTLLS level 3 or 4 or equivalent) and have also been a therapist for many years as well as a trainer, so you know you are in good hands.

We have years of experience to offer you, ensuring that you will be delighted with the course you choose.

Are the Gateway Workshops training courses with your Diploma, enough to get work?

Yes.

Our professional training courses are recognised qualifications and accredited with the top bodies, which means you will be able to get therapist insurance allowing you to work professionally with the general public and charge.

We are accredited by many professional bodies. Established 1998 - Trusted, Professional & Recognised Courses on Government & Council Approved list.

Do you help students find work after a course?

Help in Finding Work After You Have Trained With Us

The one question we have been asked by the most students is how to find work after you have trained with us, so we have teamed up with a company that can help! They can help find therapists work in London and all around the UK, whether it is part time work or full time they can help.

This information can be found on our website. We want to make sure we look after our students that train with us to make it easier to build your client base or just top up what you already have.

You can find this information on our links page on our website.

Course Times

10.30 - 4.30pm Weekdays

or 11.00 - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.


Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.


Our Promise to you

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £345.00

Discover our Award Winning Massage Courses - Click on Video Below

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Who is this course suitable for?

It is for individuals wanting to offer massage to their own baby or those looking for a new career or an extra to an existing career or therapies offered.

It is also suitable for organisations such as nurseries, children’s centres or the NHS, for example, wanting to use the techniques within their business or service.

Whether you are looking to provide your own baby with the many benefits of baby massage or want to gain the skills necessary to become a professional baby massage instructor, this course will provide all that you need.


Course Cost

The usual price for this course is approximately £400-£800.

However, we are offering this at a discount price as we wanted to make it available to all.

OUR PRICE

Just £345 - Making it affordable for everyone - this price includes your manual, certificate issued, this is all included in the price.

Once you have paid your deposit of £95 you then pay £125 to get started with the home study (you can pay and start when ever you are ready) you have fantastic online support when ever you need it.

Then the final £125 at least 21 days prior to the practical days training. You will be sent two separate course confirmations, one from your home study tutor and the other from your practical day tutor.

You can only qualify and receive your certificate after both the home study and practical day have been completed.


How can we keep the price below £600?

Most schools are running this course over 3 - 4 days and they will be reading information from the manual out to you for most of this time, to save you paying for this and travel expenses we have an accredited course which has been passed by the awarding bodies to be able to offer the information via a manual that you can read and study from at home.

You will get a lot of guidance making the process for home study really easy and you then only have to attend one practical day which keeps the costs down to under £350!

That way you get quality material and training via a home study course and the practical hours you require at a venue covering all the material required to gain your qualification and certificate in an affordable way.


This course has been assigned 36 CPD points by the Guild.

The pre-requisites are:

N/A It is an instructor training course, the learners will never massage babies but instruct parents on what to do so no need for a qualification in massage to attend.

And for insurance purposes the demonstration would be done on a doll, for insurance cover you can add it to your exisiting cover.


How Long will it take me to qualify?

This course is for anyone to study and you can qualify in one week or take your time and study when you choose!

Learn in the comfort of your own home with a one day practical at various venues around the UK and Ireland.


Benefits of Baby Massage

"Touch is as important to infants and children as eating and sleeping" (Dr Tiffany Field)

Baby massage is beneficial to both the parent or caregiver and the baby. It allows the parent or caregiver to spend quality time with the baby, developing a bond through touch and non-verbal communication.

There are many physical, emotional and mental benefits to baby. Immediate benefits include, but are not limited to:

Providing a sense of calmness and relaxation

Creating a special bond with the parent or caregiver from the sense of touch and togetherness

Relieving symptoms of pain such as colic, teething, wind and constipation

Improving sleep patterns

Improving co-ordination, language and development

Stimulating the lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, respiratory and nervous systems

Baby massage is also extremely beneficial in many other circumstances, such as premature babies where the massage can be adapted to increase weight gain and prevent other complications.


What Subjects will be covered in this course?

How does the course work?

There are two stages to the course, home study and a practical day.

The home study part of the course will take you around 20 hours of study, which includes reading through the course manual and answering 20 short questions (to be emailed to your home study tutor for marking). You do not need to have completed the reading and questions before your practical day but it is advisable that you have made a start with reading the course manual. You will be given full support and guidance throughout this part of the course.

The home study part of the course involves:

·      Lesson aims and objectives

·      Lesson outcomes

·      History of baby massage

·      The importance of touch

·      Behavioural states

·      Contraindications to baby massage

·      Baby cues

·      Baby reflexes

·      Benefits of baby massage

·      Setting up your business

·      Marketing your business

·      Top teaching tips

·      Recommended reading

·      Assessment (20 short answer questions) to be emailed to your tutor

You will also have access to videos of the massage sequence (including a sequence for relief from toothache, constipation, wind and colic).

The practical days training will run 10.30 - 4.30pm Weekdays or 11.00 - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date. You will be given full support and guidance throughout this part of your course.

You need to complete both parts of the course to be awarded with your certificate.


Practical Day

You will be massaging dolls in class and will be instructed with a doll. There will be no babies in class! This is an instructor training course and not a baby massage class where you bring your baby to the class.

The dolls will be provided for you on the day to work on and the tutor can give you information if you need to buy one to practice on at home if required if you wish to carry on your practice at home on a doll.


The practical day involves:

Planning a lesson and how to structure your baby massage classes

Learning the baby massage sequence

Additional sequences for teething, constipation, wind and colic

Assessment, feedback and a Q&A session

You can start your home study at anytime. This gives you the flexibility to complete the course at your own pace and in your own time.

You need to complete both parts of the course to be awarded with your certificate.


Why train with us?

Our baby massage instructor training course has been developed by tutors who between them have over 20 years’ massage and teaching experience. After both having children and seeing the many benefits massage provided, the course was created using both their personal and professional experience in the field.


The baby massage instructor training classes are held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and are designed to ensure you will be taught all the skills necessary to feel confident in carrying out a baby massage at home or teaching baby massage classes. We not only provide you with the skills and techniques required to carry out the baby massage routine but also give you the knowledge to set up a thriving baby massage business.

We keep the cost down by running part of the course online so you only have to attend one practical day making this a much more affordable way to attend this course.


Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner


'Best Training School' 5 years in a row


Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

 

98' to present date
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None - available to beginners without any previous massage training and also experienced therapists looking to add this to the list of what they offer.


Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation.

You do NOT have to read this before your course, it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, CTHA, Guild of Beauty Therapists, Guild of Holistic Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear etc. Please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.


Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why are our courses so popular?

This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!


Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

 

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Verna Adderley


A great day training with Kate. She made it quite informal to rid me of any worries! She was knowledgable and I Particularly enjoyed her demonstration of the full massage to show us how it would flow in a real lesson!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
Following a search with several companies I chose Gateway because it best met my needs. To do home study suited my learning style and I found the videos were a great introduction for the practical day. The cost was also very competitive compared to other companies.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes
Easy access to the course manual and great videos

Is it ok to use your comments on the website? Yes

Feedback from Stephanie Marsh

My tutor was very welcoming and friendly and put everyone at ease straight away. She is clearly very passionate about teaching and this makes for easy and enjoyable learning.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I've used Gateway for a Seated Acupressure course previously and find the whole process from booking to qualification simple and user friendly, and I like that they offer courses near to where I live, making continued learning very easy and accessible.

Feedback from Kerri Lawson

A great tutor, she is very calming and made me feel relaxed in her class. I have learnt so much from her. Thank you very much.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I had recently done a course with gateway, It was good for me that it was a one day course as a lot were three days and that wasn't suitable for me.

 

Feedback from Katherine Thain

My tutor was fantastic and made me feel so welcome and has a wonderful teaching style.

I have attended many Gateway courses now and have never been disappointed - hence the reason I keep coming back for more!

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Having attended courses previously with Gateway I had complete confidence that the course content and tutors would meet my expectations.

Where did you hear about Gateway? FHT Therapist Magazine

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