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Are my qualifications enough

18 August 2011
Are my qualifications enough or the right ones to take your advanced massage courses?

We are asked this a lot, please be aware if you email us this question you will be sent the same information below so we request you read this in full as it will give you all the information you will require thank you.

We are governed by the professional bodies we have our courses accredited with and have to adhere to their prerequisite for insurance purposes. They ask for a full body massage qualification NVQ level 3 (this is at least 100 training hours – not a weekend diploma or a short course as this cannot be accepted) the qualification would usually be an ITEC, VTCT or similar massage course. They also ask for the same in anatomy and physiology - NVQ level 3 either learnt within this course or separately is also accepted.


If you have these qualifications we will be happy to accept you onto one of our advanced courses, we will require a copy of your qualification before we can accept you so you will have to have completed the course and passed and received your qualification for us to have a copy.

However if you do not have these qualifications I am sorry we are unable to accept you onto our advanced massage courses, you are able however to attend the Indian head massage, Chair massage, Thai foot massage etc (beginners courses) without previous massage qualifications.

If you are unsure of the level of your massage or A & P training to attend our advanced courses (Hot stone, Pregnancy, MLD etc) please check this with your training provider for the course you completed.


If however your qualification was taken overseas and not in the UK, you can check with NARIC to see if the level you trained is to our UK NVQ level 3 requirement.


Here is what the accrediting bodies for our courses says:

I would suggest that you ask your prospective students to take their qualifications to the NARIC website . They are the National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, who provide the official source of information on international qualifications. They will be able to map the qualifications onto the UK framework and also help if they have foreign qualifications.


Individual enquiries


Individuals needing information about qualifications comparisons, please contact us on:


t: +44 (0)871 330 7033

f: +44 (0)871 330 7005

Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Mobile providers and other networks may vary.


Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 17.00 (UK time)

Once you have applied you can track the progress of your enquiry online.

Please have your Personal ID ready so we can find your records quickly. If our lines are busy, you will be put in a queue.

If you are phoning from overseas you can also use the following numbers:

t: + 44 1242 258621

f: + 44 1242 258611

Ruth Badger (Apprentice) feedback

1 August 2011

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