ITEC QCF Diploma in Holistic Massage

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Course Goals:

Why Take Our Massage Course?

  • You’ll achieve a recognised qualification – our course is designed to take you from a beginner right through to a professional level!
  • You will gain skills that will enable you to perform massage in the UK and in other parts of the World.
  • You’ll be in the exciting position of being able to practise massage in a variety of environments. Maybe you like the idea of running your own practice or perhaps you’d prefer to work in a corporate establishment. The future is yours for the making when you gain your diploma in massage!
  • As we specialise in helping people become complementary therapists, we can offer the further training that you might want such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Indian Head Massage. You can also choose CPD courses such as Pregnancy Massage, Thai Table Massage and Hands Free Massage and, as a member of our Post Graduate Association, you will receive a discount on CPD courses.

Enrol today It could just be your first step towards gaining life-changing skills.

Description

Course Description:

What Is The Richdales Massage Training Course All About?

massage training at our London training schoolYou are guaranteed of the best massage qualification available when you complete our massage diploma. The course we offer strictly adheres to the very latest ITEC QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) syllabus which was introduced by the UK Government in September 2009 (and revised in September 2012).

To put it simply, this means that your qualification will be automatically recognised on the upcoming National Register for Complementary Medicine. More importantly, you will be able to work within the National Health Sector as soon as you’re qualified! You’ll also be able to join any of the major professional associations and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.

Our comprehensive massage course includes Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and Business Practice, Health, Safety and Hygiene modules and, as a unique and valuable extra bonus, you will also gain a recognised First Aid qualification which is valid for 3 years

Whether you use your massage qualification to become a solo practitioner or a member of a team, you will hold all the skills you need to succeed!

 Why not come and experience an actual class in progress at one of our London training venues?

Try us out now!

What Skills Will You Learn From The Massage Course?

anatomy training is included with our massage courseYour massage diploma will provide you with the specialist skills to become a successful massage therapist.  The course is not only designed to teach you the practical methods of massage, but also to help you to build on your professional practice and to shape a thriving future in the field. After all, it takes more than knowing massage techniques to become a successful massage therapist.

By taking our massage course, you will have the enormous advantage of being trained by a variety of tutors. Each part of the course is taught by an individual expert in that particular field. This means that you’ll get the highest quality education of each of the elements of massage and how to apply your newfound skills in the future.

You’ll also hugely benefit from having the Anatomy & Physiology incorporated into the course. This is an invaluable way of helping you combine your massage practical and theory.  (If you already hold a recognised Anatomy & Physiology qualification you can take the Holistic Massage modules only.)

Not a single student of ours has failed their massage examination in over 25 years. Enrol now to become part our long list of success stories!

Course Structure:

london massage training course structureStudents have been successfully completing (and thoroughly enjoying!) our massage course for over 25 years.  Our students are at the centre of our course structure – our course is continually being updated with the most recent developments in the field and feedback from the people who take the course themselves.

Here is how our student-friendly course structure will benefit you:

  • You can start learning as soon as you enrol. When you pay your course fees in full, you’ll get instant access to tutorial videos that will help you to prepare for your first lesson.
  • The course is run over seven attendance classes. This will give you more time to understand the material and competently perform a professional full body massage.
  • In order for you to go away and start practicing straight away (and you will be eager to do so!), we bring the first two attendance classes closer together. This will allow you to learn a bulk of the practical sequence sooner so that you can start perfecting your technique early on in the course. You’ll also be given detailed manuals and videos in the virtual learning environment.
  • We spread out the remaining lessons approximately every 5 weeks/weekends. This will give you enough time to develop your practical skills, undertake your home studies at a pace that suits you and be better prepared for your exams.
  • The size of your class will be limited to ensure that you receive individual attention from each of your tutors.
  • Our courses are held at Hammersmith Hospital in West London, the Imperial College of Medicine, also in West London and at our own training centre in Wembley. All locations are very convenient for tubes and buses and the courses are held on weekends or weekdays.

It’s our commitment to our students that gives our massage course that leading edge and has enabled our 100% success rate, something we are very proud of.

On Completion:

You will receive:

  • ITEC QCF Diploma in Massage
  • Richdales Institute Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

Who the course is for:

  • People wanting to become fully qualified Massage Practitioners.
  • People with an interest in Massage.
  • Healthcare Professionals who wish to add to their skills.
  • People who want to build a career in Complementary Medicine.

Course Prerequisites:

There are no academic prerequisites for enrolling on our ITEC QCF Diploma in Massage. We take students from absolute beginner to professional level.  However, you must have fluency in written and spoken English and be a minimum of 18 years of age.  The one vital element all our students must possess is the commitment necessary to complete the course.

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Syllabus

Course Syllabus:

Some of the topics covered on the course include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of all the major body systems
  • Pathology, diseases and disorders of all the major body systems (read more about the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology training)
  • History, theory, development and philosophy of massage
  • The holistic approach to massage
  • Contraindications to massage
  • When to refer a client to another healthcare practitioner
  • All the Classical massage movements and their physiological and psychological benefits
  • How and when to use each classical massage movement
  • Supervised hands on teaching of all classical massage movement
  • How to perform an effective full body massage
  • Demonstration and supervised hands on practice of a 1 hour full body massage routine
  • Adapting massage techniques to suit the needs of the client
  • Skin types, general body types and common postural faults
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and results of a treatment
  • Aftercare and homecare advice for clients
  • Creating, evaluating and reviewing treatment programmes
  • Looking after yourself, your posture and hands, and self care as a massage therapist
  • Introduction to other complementary therapies
  • Current legislation and working practice requirements
  • Consultation methods and informed consent
  • Clinic based hygiene and safety
  • Starting your practice
  • Legal requirements for running a business
  • Prepare a business plan for your practice
  • How to promote your practice – PR and management

You will also receive your Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate (valid for 3 years).

If you would like a full syllabus for the ITEC QCF Diploma in Holistic Massage course, send an email to info@richdales.co.uk

Results/Feedback

Past Results:

For over 25 years, Richdales has been training professional practitioners in West London and we know that our approach is highly effective.

This is demonstrated by the fact that we have never had a student fail an ITEC Practical or Theory Examination in Massage.

Student Survey:

In a survey of our students who completed their ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage with us at Richdales this Academic Year (2012 -2103):

  • 100% of the students rated their course as Excellent (70%) and Very Good (30%)
  • 91% of the students rated their tutors and their teaching ability as Excellent (82%) and Very Good (9%)

FAQs

Most Popular Questions:

Got a few more niggling questions? Below are the things that many of our students ask us.

Remember, we are here to help. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, get in touch with us for a friendly chat or book a face to face appointment. Our Courses Director will be happy to discuss any questions with you.

Will I be able to practise professionally after completing an ITEC Diploma in Massage?

Yes! After completing the massage course, you will be qualified to practise professionally both in the UK and in many other parts of the world.

Am I the right person for the course?

If you have an interest in massage, then the answer is yes! Our students have various backgrounds and goals. Some want to gain a professional massage qualification, either to completely change career or to provide an additional source of income. Others come to us to learn an exciting new skill that will enable them to treat their friends and family.

Whatever your reason for embarking on a massage course, you can rest assured that you will receive the very best training available.

What qualifications do I need to start the course?

None! Our massage course will take you from a beginner all the way through to a professional level. All we ask is that you must be over the age of 18 and have a reasonable level of English (as all the classes are conducted in English).

I haven’t studied for a very long time. Will I be capable of completing this course?

Absolutely! Your age or experience doesn’t matter. As long as you are eager to learn then you will do well! We have had many students who have successfully completed their diploma courses in their late 60’s. It’s never too late to learn a new skill!

How do I know if this is the right course for me?

We are experienced in training a wide variety of students and we understand that you need to be sure the course you choose is the right one for you.  So get in touch with us and we will help you to make the right decision (even if that means advising you that our courses are not the most suited to you!)

If it helps, you can arrange to come and sit-in on a real class in progress. (By the way, this is not an ‘Open Day’ where everything is set up perfectly so that prospective students only get to see the things and students that the training providers want!)

This will be an opportunity to see an actual class in progress. You can get a glimpse of what you can expect as a student and experience 'the Richdales way of learning' first-hand. You will also have the chance to meet the teachers and current students, see our professional course venues and ask any questions you may have.

And just in case you’re wondering (because we would be!)... at no time will you be badgered or pressured into joining our massage course. This is a genuine opportunity for people like you to get a really good insight into what the course entails and what you can expect should you wish to join our course.

What happens if I fail the course?

First of all, it’s highly unlikely that you will fail.  NOT ONE OF OUR STUDENTS HAS FAILED ITEC Theory or Practical Examination in Holistic Massage. And that proven track record goes back over 25 years! You will be very well prepared for your examinations. You can even arrange additional support alongside your lesson plans if necessary.

We are here to help you succeed and we will do everything we can to ensure you pass your course the first time.

What experience and qualifications do your tutors have?

We are proud to offer some of the best tutors in the field. We individually select our teachers based on their expertise and passion for helping students to succeed!

In order to provide the highest level of training, all of our teachers are required to:

  1. Hold an adult teaching qualification (and therefore demonstrate a competency and proficiency in developing strategies and material for delivering teaching and learning approaches more effectively)
  2. Be experienced practitioners and still treating patients (so that you can benefit from the daily clinical experience)
  3. Regularly update their skills (so that you benefit from the latest developments rather than learning outdated theories and models)

What payments do you accept?

It’s entirely up to you. You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer.  To make things even easier for you, we also accept debit or credit card payments without any additional charges.

Can I spread the cost of the payments?

Yes.  You can pay for your training in regular instalments.

However, you will benefit from a significant discount if you pay in full and, by paying in full, you will have immediate access to our Virtual Learning Environment and you can start learning today.

I’m ready! When can I start my course?

We have weekend and weekday courses commencing regularly throughout the academic year (every September, November, January, February and April). Take a look at our course dates and choose the course that is most convenient for you.

Remember, we are here to help. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, get in touch with us for a friendly chat. Our Courses Director will be happy to discuss any questions with you.

Tutors

Nanette Wray BA (Hons) MCTHA MCHNC MIFL

Nanette is overall responsible for the Massage students. Nanette teaches the Massage modules and will be one of the Institute Examiners.
David Godfrey

David M Godfrey BA MA DMS CBIOL MBS FIFL FICHT PGCE

David teaches the Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology module.
Rishi Loatey

Dr Rishi S Loatey BSC(HONS) MSC(CHIRO) DC CCEP MRCC(ORTH) FBCA

Rishi teaches the Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology module and will be one of the Institute Examiners and Internal Verifier.
Micha Christmann

Micha Christmann ITEC MGCP

Micha teaches the Business Practice, Health, Safety & Hygiene modules.

Dates/Venue/Fees/Enrol

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Tue 30/01/2018

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Course dates:

  1. Tuesday & Thursday 30 January / 1 February 2018
  2. Tuesday & Thursday 20/22 February 2018
  3. Tuesday & Thursday 13/15 March 2018
  4. Tuesday & Thursday 24/26 April 2018
  5. Tuesday & Thursday 22/24 May 2018
  6. Tuesday & Thursday 26/28 June 2018
  7. Tuesday & Thursday 24/26 July 2018

Course number:

WM950118

Course venue:

London UndergroundAlperton House

Tube: Alperton, Hanger Lane
Satnav: HA0 1EH (Free Parking)

Timing:

Classes start at 9:30am and finish at 5.30pm.

Full Course Fees:

QCF ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

(Including Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and Business Practice, Health, Safety and Hygiene Modules)

The full Course Fees include:

  • Registration, Tuition and Full Professional Training
  • ITEC Anatomy & Physiology Textbook
  • Course Practical & Theory Manuals and Home Study Materials
  • Clinical 'Getting started' Pack
  • Access to Richdales Institute Virtual Learning Environment*
  • Richdales Institute Examination Fees
  • One year's Free Membership of the Postgraduate Association
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Certified Course (HSE Compliant)

Light refreshments are available throughout the day with the Institute's compliments.

 

*Get immediate access to the Richdales Institute Virtual Learning Environment and start learning now when you choose the one-payment discounted course fee option.

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Start learning today*

*Get immediate access to the Richdales Institute Virtual Learning Environment and start learning now when you choose the one-payment discounted course fee option.

One-payment discounted course fees: £1,490.00

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Easy payment plan:

  • Booking fee (payable now): £385.00
  • First payment (payable 1 month before course start): £385.00
  • 5 x monthly payments (first payable as course starts): £180.00
  • Total payable: £1,670.00

All fees include VAT at the current rate of 20%

Course fees with approved Prior Learning Qualification: £0.00

QCF ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

(Including Business Practice, Health, Safety and Hygiene Modules)

The "Prior Learning" Course Fees include:

  • Registration, Tuition and Full Professional Training
  • Course Practical & Theory Manuals and Home Study Materials
  • Clinical 'Getting started' Pack
  • Access to Richdales Institute Virtual Learning Environment
  • Richdales Institute Examination Fees
  • One year's Free Membership of the Postgraduate Association

Light refreshments are available throughout the day with the Institute's compliments


Please enter your Passcode to enable Prior Learning enrolment (you can obtain your passcode by phoning our office).

Payment Options:

One-payment discounted course fees: £895.00

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Easy payment plan:

  • Booking fee (payable now): £295.00
  • First payment (payable 1 month before course start): £365.00
  • 3 x monthly payments (first payable as course starts): £111.00
  • Total payable: £993.00

All fees include VAT at the current rate of 20%

Sat 24/02/2018

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Tue 17/04/2018

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Sat 28/04/2018

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