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Massage Courses

Are you looking to Train as a Professional Holistic Full Body Massage Therapist? This course is for you!

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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

ITEC Full Body Massage Course Level 3  

Train with Award Winning National Training School.

ITEC Level 3 Massage Fast Track Course was previously known as Swedish and Holistic Full Body Massage Course

Train with an Award Winning School, Established 1998.

Are you a beginner and looking to Train as a Professional Massage Therapist?

Maybe you are looking for a Rewarding Change in Career?

Or are you Looking for Another Income?

This Course is For You! Become a Qualified Practitioner in just a few short months and Fulfil Your Potential.

This course is for complete beginners, no previous massage experience necessary to attend.


Venues

We are currently offering this course at two locations one in central London and the other in Manchester and both very easy to travel to.

We have students (due to word of mouth and recommendation) travelling long distances to attend this course with us so you have a choice of two venues which ever one suits you best, we only take small numbers so it is on a first come first served basis with regard to your deposit payment to secure your place.

ITEC qualifications are recognised in 32 countries around the world, making it an international qualification of excellence.


Hours

10am - 6pm

Small classes giving you the individual attention you will need


Become a professional massage therapist and train with one of the largest massage schools in the UK

Cost of course just £995 - We have offered this at a reduced price for many years making it affordable for all students and instalment payments are also available if needed.

An affordable cost but no compromise on quality, you will be taught by expert tutors leaders in their fields, high quality course with small numbers making sure you get one to one tuition.

Our price includes the Anatomy and Physiology, you can take the A & P part of the course before you attend the practical massage dates or if you prefer can complete it at the same time when you learn the massage - the choice is yours

Small classes giving you individual attention, a maximum of only 14 per class.


Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey 2014 - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' 2015

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.

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £995.00

There is also a £145 ITEC exam fee that you will be charged for by your massage tutor (this is an ITEC fee and not a Gateway fee which is set by ITEC and the same for all schools you take this exam with)

You can find us on the ITEC web site as a fully approved ITEC registered school

London

http://www.itecworld.co.uk/college/?k=203566

And Manchester

http://www.itecworld.co.uk/college/?k=327698

ITEC Level 3 (The QCF level 3 framework, is the most up to date qualification offered by ITEC)

The Qualification is accepted worldwide - Passed by the Government so if you want to work within the NHS, or palliative care, in a salon or as a mobile therapist etc, this qualification will allow you to do so enabling you to take your career further.


This in an intensive but easy to learn in 5 days

Please note this is spread over 3 months as ITEC does not allow consecutive days as you will need to do case studies in-between.

You will need to complete all 5 days to complete the course and take the exam which is held approximately a month after the course ends.

If you miss a date due to illness (a doctors note will be required) you can catch up via our video catch up lessons (these will be sent to you to download free at no extra charge) so you can catch up anything that you have missed in your own time so you can still continue the course and take the exam.

ITEC level 3 Full Body Massage Course is fast track and the 5 days practical massage training is spaced over just 3 months.


Why are other Diploma Massage Courses run over a Weekend or 2/3 Days?

What is the difference and why will I benefit doing this course?

Weekend diploma full body massage courses that some other schools offer are not long enough for a training school to allow you to then train in advanced courses like hot stone massage, deep tissue etc, the requirement is at least 5 days training. If you attend a shorter course this is only level 2 and not the level required to continue your massage training.

You will not be able to join FHT or many other professional bodies unless you have an NVQ level 3 or above in full body massage and a weekend course will NOT provide you with this level.

 

Many students come to us to re-train after finding out their qualification with other schools for around £300 was only a level 2 and not accepted by insurance companies to practice with the general public professionally.

They come to us to then train for the required hours needed which is only achievable over 5 days (hence being more expensive) but please be aware you pay for what you get! As there is a reason why other schools courses can be so cheap and only over a couple of days.

This ITEC massage course is an NVQ level 3.


What will I learn When I Attend this Massage Therapist Course?

  • Studying common diseases and dysfunctions of the body
  • What is meant by the "Holistic Approach"
  • How to carry out a client consultation including the importance of client care & ethics
  • Health and Safety - Including First Aid skills and appropriate hygiene
  • Anatomy & Physiology - You can take this part of the course before you attend the practical massage dates or if you prefer can complete it at the same time
  • How to set up in Business and relevant business awareness skills
  • Breathing & relaxation techniques and awareness of stress management skills
  • Self care, correct posture & minimizing therapist strain when working
  • Awareness and the importance of listening skills
  • Tea, coffee, water, biscuits will be provided, students to bring their own lunch

Holistic massage is the same as Swedish massage and will allow you to learn everything you need to become a professional massage therapist.


Instalment Payments Available

You only have to pay a small deposit to secure your place and you can pay the balance for your massage training in instalments, to help you budget.

You can pay the balance straight away if you wish or up to 21 days before your course starts giving you time to budget if needed.

This means you can book a course on our site in January that is not starting to say till June and you would not need to pay the balance until May if you wanted to take advantage of the instalment payments.

Once you have paid your deposit, you can pay the balance in full or the final course massage fee can be paid in 3 easy affordable instalments if required and the tutor will send you information for this with their booking confirmation.


Why do other schools run this course over 10 - 14 days and charge more?

ITEC ask that the practical training is over 5 days and we have 100% pass rate for this.

Other schools run this course over a longer period because they ask you to attend at the venue to also learn the Anatomy & Physiology. However to keep the number of days down that you attend and have to travel the Anatomy & Physiology is learnt online at the convenience of your own home.

This way you do not have to travel to the venue for the A & P part of the coure so often which keeps travel expenses down and also our overheads down and this is why we can offer this course at such a great discounted price!


Price £995.00

2 Venues

London and Manchester

And Scotland coming late 2017

One based in Central London approximately ten minutes away from Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross mainline overground train stations or by tube only a few minutes walk away from both Regents Park and Great Portland Street underground stations. Easy and Convenient.

The other in Manchester, Stretford M17 1AB

You will need to attend 2 days for the first month then 2 days to attend for the second month and one day on the final month, just 5 days spread over 3 months - we have a central London venue and also Manchester both are very popular and has plenty of dates to choose from each year both weekend and weekday options.

It is offered at a reduced price for Gateway students at just £995 per student, We wanted to be as affordable as possible, so we are offering this course around £250 - £450 less than other similar courses.

The Anatomy and Physiology is learnt in the comfort of your own home on-line.


This course is for complete beginners with no previous massage experience, it is an attendance course for 5 days

It also this includes the ITEC level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology which is learnt online for your convenience.


What if I already have a level 3 in A&P?

If you already have a level 3 in A & P and as per ITEC rules it needs to be a level 3 regulated qualification of 5 years or less and mapped exactly the same as the ITEC syllabus. In this case, you will not need to repeat this qualification and you will receive a £100 discount on the balance owed. ITEC rules are very clear that they will only accept a level 3 regulated qualification which is up to 5 years ago when you passed.

The tutor will have to check your qualification to approve it with them before you can obtain this discount. There is an ITEC charge of £40 if you decide to see if your previous qualification will enable you to be exempt from this section of the course.

WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING - Please pay the deposit as usual and let the tutor know within the notes section of the booking form, you already have a level 3 in A & P and once confirmed they can take off the £100 on the balance you will need to pay them.


 

Is there any way my previous studies can contribute to a NVQ Level 3 in Massage and I could speed up the process of becoming certified for insurance purposes?

You will need to complete the whole course to be issued with an ITEC certificate if this is the pathway you chose. You may be able to miss out the A&P section but you will only be issued a 50% pass for this section of the course which would reflect in your overall grade.

Please see information taken from the ITEC web site which says:

If the previous qualification is an ITEC qualification, then the student will receive the ITEC pass mark for the unit that is applied for.

If a student has e.g. a VTCT Anatomy and Physiology qualification and wishes to use this for RPL on the ITEC A&P unit within the Massage Diploma.

The college must make the student aware that the student will not have to do the ITEC exam, however only a pass mark of 50% will be given on the A&P unit as the original assessment was not carried out by ITEC.

This will definitely reflect in the overall mark and students would not be able to obtain a distinction. The college must complete the RPL form attached and return with a copy of the students previous qualification. This must be sent to ITEC with the enrolment form.


Dates for the Massage Course

We have several options running during the year, please click on the 'view dates' button to view what is on offer for the start dates and once there you can then click on the green link named 'view the other dates' to view all 5 dates you will need to complete.

Please note this is the minimum allowance for this course as ITEC will not allow any less than 3 months for your training due to case studies and practice time allowances.


What if I Cannot Attend all the Dates Advertised? You will need to complete all 5 days to complete the course and take the exam which is held approximately a month after the course ends.

If you miss a date due to illness (a doctors note will be required) you can catch up via our video catch up lessons (these will be sent to you to download free at no extra charge) so you can catch up anything that you have missed in your own time so you can still continue the course and take the exam. We allow one date only to be missed for the allowance of time to catch up so you can take your exam.


How are We Able to Offer this Course at Such a Competitive Price?

By you completing the anatomy and physiology online (or already having this qualification) and attending the rest of the course (the massage section) in London, this keeps the costs down making this a very popular alternative.

As you are learning the anatomy and physiology in the comfort of your own home (it has a 100% pass rate) you do not have to pay extra to attend at a venue which usually puts the course price up.

Due to the popularity of this course and its affordable price, it is on a first come first served basis with regard to deposits to secure you place.



This Massage Therapists Course Trains you to ITEC - NVQ Level 3

There are just 36 treatments to complete for this course, approx 10 of them in class and the rest is at home completing case studies, the full information on how to carry these out will be covered on your training days.

  • No previous massage experience necessary
  • Ideal for complete beginners
  • You can use the qualification gained with this training to become a professional therapist
  • You can work in a salon or you can work for yourself as a private home or mobile therapist, giving you an extra income
  • This offers an Internationally Recognised Holistic Full Body Massage Qualification
  • The tutors pass rate has been 100% for massage
  • Course available in London (we are looking to extend this to Manchester, Yeovil and other areas in the UK over time)

 

Course Includes

  • ITEC Professional Holistic/Swedish Full Body Massage Qualification recognised in the UK and overseas
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Business Awareness/Setting up in Business.
  • This course is an investment into your future, you will be able to gain professional insurance and charge for treatments after taking this course.

We require just a small deposit to book and rather than paying the balance in full straight away (which you can if you wish to) to help you budget you can pay 3 instalments for the balance. The full course balance/payment is required 21 days before the course start date.

Please note the cost of the ITEC Massage Exam fee is just £145.00 this includes the A & P exam and all admin fee's


How Long is This Course?

This in an intensive fast track 5 days ITEC massage course which is spread over just a few months.


Can I use this Training to Then Attend your Advanced Courses like Hot Stone Massage or Deep Tissue?

Yes you can use this as your foundation and you will be able to then go on to train in sports massage or any of our advanced training courses like hot stone massage, MLD, deep tissue etc with us or another school, safe in the knowledge that this professional qualification is accepted worldwide.


What is the Difference between the ITEC Massage Course and the BTEC Massage Course Qualification?

Many people ask us what is the difference between these two courses, BTEC is level 4 and ITEC level 3 however there is actually very little difference in the course content. Often students have already trained in other ITEC courses and wish to continue with them as they have enjoyed their high standard of training, others appreciate the pricing as it is often more reasonable than BTEC course costs.

This ITEC course is an NVQ level 3 and is a professional qualification and will be accepted in all salons, clinics, gyms, corporate companies. You can also set up at home or mobile and gain insurance to work with the general public and charge for your massage as a professional therapist. Whether you train with us or another training company you should look for an NVQ level 3 or above qualification.

Pass Rate

The tutors pass rate has been 100% for massage; this is down to the small classes of no more than 14 students, giving you the individual attention required.


What to Wear

Please be aware that a black polo shirt or professional tunic and black trousers and black flat shoes are mandatory for the course.

What to Bring

  •     2 Bath sheets , 1 bath towel, 2 hand towels
  •     Antiseptic wipes
  •     Antibacterial hand gel
  •     Black polo shirt, black trousers, black flat shoes
  •     Course books (see ITEC book list - which can be found on the ITEC web site, the tutor can on request send this to you when you book)

ITEC is an independent professional examinations board whose examinations are recognised nationally and internationally.

Examination Module

ITEC Practical Exam 45 minutes.
ITEC Treatment Write ups (20 in total).
ITEC Case Studies (16 in total).
ITEC Written Assignment unit 384- Principles and practice of complementary therapies.
ITEC Written Assignment unit 385 - Business practice for complementary therapies.


If you have any concerns with regard to the exams, due to the small numbers we take for this course the tutor can tailor make your learning to cover any weak areas you may have guiding you through and making it an easy process.




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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

For course times, venue information 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.


Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also 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 from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as 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 and accredited by the professional bodies, ITEC and FHT, CTHA, Embody, BABTAC, Guild of Holistic Therapists.

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

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

ITEC recognised International Qualification
 

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications


Feedback from our Students

Name: James Cosford 17/01/2017
Email: Jtscosford@gmail.com

Course: Massage Course - ITEC Level 3 Swedish/Holistic Full Body
Feedback
Very energetic and obviously passionate about what she does. Always took the time to explain things properly if not understood.

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
Recommended by family friend.

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

 

Name: Roisij 17/01/2017
Email: roisinveronica11@gmail.com

Course: Massage Course - ITEC Level 3 Swedish/Holistic Full Body
Feedback
Very friendly, helpful and approachable tutor with a great depth of knowledge and massage ability, as well as, an effective teaching style and kind manner.
I would definitely be interested in more workshops as they fit into my work schedule and I find the subjects interesting, yet mostly holding practical value and real world recognition.

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
After a google search on the various options,gateway fit into my schedule the best, as it is fast-track and I don't work on Mondays -- which is the day the course is held. Also the qualification level offered is what I needed.I also like how it is a more intensive learning experience, in comparison to the same level course stretched out over a longer time frame because travel is challenging and costly for me, it is better to have minimal trips to the course.

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

 

Name: Penny Tugman 08/10/2016
Email: pennytugman@gmail.com

Course: Massage Course - ITEC Level 3 Swedish/Holistic Full Body
Feedback
Our tutor was helpful and accommodating every step of the way. She responds to enquiriesin a timely fashion and on the face-to-face sessions took time to ensure that all individuals received attention to ensure that practical skill standards were met. I would highly recommend both the course and this tutor

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
Cost and availability of both dates and location

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes

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

 

Name: Larisa Hanuschi 15/05/2016
Email: L932015@outlook.com

Feedback
I loved the course. The teacher was very nice and patient and helped me to understand the course very well.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I search on Internet and I saw it's the best course

Did you find this web site easy to use? Yes

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

 

Name: Steph hencher June 2015
Email address: Steph.hencher@gmail.com
 

Tutor feedback: Perfect tutor, I couldn't have hoped for someone better for my course. She is very approachable and easy to talk to, and applies quickly to any emails you send with queries on. She was informative about the course and exam, and what we needed to know and helpful when it came to coursework. I'm sad to say my course is now over, but have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Yvonne and would recommend her for any course you are looking at doing. Once again, thanks !

What made you decide to book with Gateway: Gateway was the only place I could find that did itec qualifications closest to me. It was a shorter course of 3months, which was perfect for me - rather than taking it over a year somewhere closer to home.

Would it be ok for us to feature your comments on our feedback page of our web site: Yes

 

Feedback from Nadia Aounallah@sbhg.co.uk 10/06/2015
Email: nadianassime123@gmail.com

Very professional, the 1st session was 150% delivered with ease and confidence. thanks Cathy for the positive energy that you spread within our lovely team.
Course Feedback
no doubt I have few courses in my plan to attend with you.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

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

 

Feedback from Dominika 07/06/2015
Email: Niky.august@hotmail.com

Tutor Feedback
I really enjoyed this course. Yvonne was a great tutor, her professional and friendly approach made this course enjoyable. Her passion for massage was contagious! I really enjoyed it. I recommend Yvonne to everyone.

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

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

 

 

Feedback from Charlene Dale
Email: charleneandchris@hotmail.co.uk
My tutor always took extra time to help you out individually, easily approachable during and after my course. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.

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
Small groups, location and intense course

 

Feedback from lee kennedy 17/03/2015
Email: Lee.kennedy85@gmail.com
Course Feedback
My tutor was very friendly and reliable also makes the course enjoyable.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway - Search online this looked the better overall choice for all aspects

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

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