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Schools and Colleges

If you want to pursue a career in Complementary Therapy, the first step is to find the right course.


On this page you will find:

Tips and Advice - to assist you with selecting the right course for your requirements

Featured Schools and Colleges - a selection of our featured Schools and Colleges, offering courses throughout the UK.  

Further listings can be found in our Directory

When choosing the right course for your requirements you should consider:

Training Staff

Make sure that the staff who'll be teaching you have at least three to five years clinical experience and ideally, though not essential, teaching qualifications. Teaching is a skill in itself.

Student Numbers

Smaller classes are better. Make sure that there won't be more than 12 students to a teacher.

Breadth of Knowledge

Find out what is covered in each module, for example how many different types of massage are covered. Anatomy and physiology needs to cover the skin, the skeletal/muscular system, the respiratory system, the nervous and endocrine systems as well as many common disorders of these systems.

Supervised Practice

Look at opportunities for supervised clinical experience - how much practice will you get?


Some people are better with coursework; others prefer a written exam. Make sure the balance is the most appropriate for you.
Visit the college - talk to students and try to sit in on a class before signing up for any course.

Featured Schools and Colleges

Therapy Training School

Therapy Training School

Accredited Short Courses in London, Glasgow & UK

Our training courses are ideal should you wish to run a private practice as a self-employed or mobile therapist. If however you intend to work within a salon or spa, particularly in central London (UK), you should ensure that our course diplomas are accepted by the establishment for which you wish to work. We also advise that you contact your local district council to find out what compliance may be required for you to practice as a therapist.

Our professional therapy training courses are delivered as 1 or 2 day intensives. Students both receive and conduct supervised delivery of therapy. Diplomas are awarded upon successful completion of the course and posted within 5 working days. Our Home Learning Courses have been created complete with fully illustrated and annotated training manuals. Students are required to complete a test, client form and case studies. Upon successful completion students are awarded our accredited Therapy Training School Diploma.

Our Diploma courses are accredited by the Guild of Beauty & Holistic Therapists and The International Natural Healers Association. Our courses are also recognised by many complementary therapy organisations and insurance companies allowing successful students to practice professionally with confidence and integrity.


Tel: 0333 123 2626

Email: info@therapytrainingschool.com

 Gateway Workshops - London, UK, Scotland & Ireland

Massage Courses/Beauty Training UK and Ireland

 Owner of Gateway Workshops TM Sue Bailey

I.H. Dip, BCMA Ind, Tera Mai tm Reiki / Seichem Master, NLP Practitioner

Herb Specialist

Complementary Therapy Agent For Certified Massage & Health Courses

Looking for a Career in Massage or Beauty, a beginner or an experienced therapist? We can help; we specialise in offering you the most popular courses available today. A Trusted & Established Company for over ten years, we are recognised by the top professional bodies making our insurable training courses popular with thousands of therapists and beginners year after year.
Accredited Massage, beauty, and holistic courses available across the country: London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Eastbourne, Brighton, Surrey, Norfolk, Suffolk, Yeovil, Leicester, Manchester, North Yorkshire, Scotland and Ireland and many more with monthly dates available.
Course fees include VAT, practical tuition, training materials- towels, blankets, creams/oils. Massage tables or chairs are also provided on the day and a full comprehensive manual. For many of our courses we offer a useful DVD for just £10 which is available on the day, an excellent visual aid and covers the complete technique – an ideal way to remember what you have learnt during your training.
Specialising in small training classes to ensure individual and personal attention. We have a proven ten year track record and our tutors are passionate, caring, friendly and specialists in their fields.
For your peace of mind - Our Massage Courses are insurable and recognised/registered with many Professional Bodies. Our tutors offering massage are registered with the following bodies:
The massage, beauty and Holistic courses are not only recognised but also accredited by the leading professional bodies, making them insurable for professional use. Please check the individual course pages with regards to who accredits each one: FHT, Embody (CthA), BABTAC,The CMA and The Beauty and Holistic Guild. We also offer ITEC    and BTEC Courses in Massage, Sports Massage and Anatomy and Physiology.
Courses Offered: Please visit our web site for full details and dates of our monthly certified courses on offer.
Tel: 0333 121 0742


 For more Schools and College Listings, please take a look at our Directory

 Alternatively, for more information on how your school or college can be featured on this page, please 'Contact Us'

**Please note that Massage Therapy UK is not a massage therapy association or professional body so we are not qualified to advise on specific colleges or training courses.  Our service is to provide general information and contact details. For specific information either contact the school / college directly or contact a relevant professional association for information such as training standards.**

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