ITEC QCF Diploma in Holistic Massage

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Course Goals:

  • to take you from absolute beginner level right up to professional level
  • enable you to practise massage professionally in the UK and other parts of the world
  • learn the skills to build a successful practice in a variety of environments from a solo practice to a multidisciplinary environment to the corporate environment
  • you can go on to develop you career further with Diploma Courses such as Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage  or CPD courses such as Pregnancy Massage, Thai  Table Massage, Hands Free Massage etc..

Description

Course Description:

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

Richdales_045In order to ensure you get the best Massage qualification available (and don’t have any problems with the recognition of your Massage qualification in the future) our Massage Courses follow the latest ITEC QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) syllabus which was introduced by the UK Government in September 2009 (and revised in September 2012).

This means that when the Government establishes a National Register for Complementary Medicine your qualification in Massage will be automatically recognised and you are able to work within the National Health Sector.   Once qualified you will be able to join any of the leading professional associations and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.

You will learn how to perform a full body massage confidently incorporating all the classical massage movements, so that you can practise professionally as solo practitioner or as a member of a team in a multidisciplinary setting.

You  will learn when and how to treat a person holistically, and also importantly when not to treat.  You will learn how to build your professional practise ethically.

anatomy trainingYou benefit from having the Anatomy & Physiology integrated into the Course helping you integrate your massage practical and theory.  (if you already hold a recognised Anatomy & Physiology qualification you can undertake the Holistic Massage module only)

You gain from having different teachers teaching their individual areas of passion and expertise rather than one teacher teaching you all the elements of the Course.

Course Structure:

Our Massage Course has been taught for over 20 years and is continually being updated and refined with the latest developments in the field and feedback from students.

The course is run over seven attendance weekends to give students enough time to understand the material being taught and perform a full body massage competently and professionally.

massageThe first two attendance weekends are closer together so that you have enough of the practical sequence that you can go away and start practising (with the help of our detailed manuals and videos on the virtual learning environment).

The remaining weekends are approximately every 5 weekends to give you the time to practice your massage skills and undertake your home study.  Over the years we have found that this is the timeframe that works best for most students.

Class sizes are limited to ensure that each student receives the individual attention they require to help them learn and succeed.

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:

The topics covered on the course include

  • Anatomy & Physiology of all the body systems.
  • History, theory, development and philosophy of Body Massage.
  • Classical massage movements.
  • How to perform an effective Full Body Massage.
  • Physiological and phsychological effects of massage.
  • The Holistic Approach – treating the whole person.
  • Introduction to other Complementary Therapies.
  • Legislation and consent to Massage treatment.
  • Methods of consultation.
  • Common ailments.
  • Contra – indications to massage.
  • Client care.
  • Hygiene and safety procedures in the clinic.
  • Referral procedures.
  • Create, evaluate and review Massage treatment programmes.
  • First aid procedures for the clinic.
  • Management and public relations.
  • Setting up in practice.
  • How to look after yourself as a therapist.
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 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:

Will an ITEC Diploma in Massage enable me to practise professionally?

Yes.  Completing the Massage Course will enable you to practice professionally here in the UK and other parts of the world.

 

What types of people join the course?

We have students from a variety of backgrounds.  Most of them are looking to change career and looking for a professional Course that will give them a professional qualification.

We do have some students who do not want to practise professionally but just want to be able to treat friends and family.   They come to us because they still want the best training available.

 

Do I require any qualifications to get on the course?

No.  The Course is designed to take students from absolute beginner level right upto professional level.

 

It has been a long time since I left school.  Will I be able to do this Course?

Yes !  We have had many students who have undertaken and successfully completed their Diploma Courses in their late 60’s !

 

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

Please get in touch with us.  We are here to help you find the best way forwards for YOU.  (even if it means telling you that our Courses are not the right Course for you)

You can arrange to come and sit-in on a class in progress.  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.

We are happy to give you the chance to see an actual class in progress and experience 'the Richdales way of learning' first hand, meet the teachers and current students of the Institute, see our professional Course venues and ask any questions you may have

You can also arrange a personal appointment (which can take place by telephone or in person) with our Courses Director to discuss any questions you may have on an individual basis.

 

What if I fail my examinations ?

We have a proven track record in helping students become professional Massage practitioners - in over 20 years we have never had a student fail an ITEC Theory or Practical Examination in Holistic Massage.  You will be well prepared for your Examinations.

One of the advantages of studying with us is that due to new Courses starting throughout the year there are opportunities for you come in for additional support outside of your scheduled attendance weekends if necessary.

 

Are the tutors specialists in their field?

Yes ! Our teachers are individually selected not only for their expertise, but being passionate about teaching and helping their students develop.  We use a variety of teachers to deliver the Diploma Courses so that you benefit from their individual areas of expertise (although you will always have one teacher who is overall responsible for you).

It is a requirement that all our teachers on our Diploma Courses -

a) have an adult teaching qualification (and therefore demonstrated a competency and proficiency in developing strategies and material for delivering teaching and learning approaches more effectively)

b) are experienced practitioners and still treating patients (so that you can benefit from the daily clinical experience)

c) regularly update their skills (so that you benefit from the latest developments rather than learning outdate theories and models)

 

How can I pay ?

You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer.  To make things even easier for you we accept debit or credit card payment as well (without any additional charges).

You can spread the cost of your training by paying in regular payments.

If you want to pay in one payment you can receive a significant discount as well as benefit from our money back guarantee.

 

When can I start my course?

We have Courses commencing regularly throughout the Academic Year (every September, November, February and April).  Have a look at our Course Dates and choose the Course that is most convenient for 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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Sat 23/09/2017

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Course dates:

  1. Sat & Sun 23/24 September 2017
  2. Sat & Sun 14/15 October 2017
  3. Sat & Sun 11/12 November 2017
  4. Sat & Sun 02/03 December 2017
  5. Sat & Sun 20/21 January 2018
  6. Sat & Sun 03/04 February 2018
  7. Sat & Sun 10/11 March 2018

Course number:

M900917

Course venue:

London UndergroundHammersmith Hospital

Tube: East Acton, White City
Satnav: W12 0HS (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*

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  • 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

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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: £1,095.00

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Easy payment plan:

  • Booking fee (payable now): £385.00
  • First payment (payable 1 month before course start): £385.00
  • 4 x monthly payments (first payable as course starts): £130.00
  • Total payable: £1,290.00

All fees include VAT at the current rate of 20%

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