A comprehensive and effective introduction to massage therapy.

This course is suitable for students:
• who wish to set up in practice as a therapist – either full or part-time.
• who are already in the healthcare field and wish to add to their skills or
• who wish to work with charities, family or friends in a safe and competent manner.

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Western School Massage Therapy Training Courses Glasgow

Swedish Massage diploma course

The Western School Professional Diploma in Swedish Massage provides a thorough grounding in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – coupled with extensive ‘hands-on’ massage experience.

On the business side, Practice Development – how to start and run your own therapy practice – is included in the course to give the successful student the skills needed to succeed as a therapist. Relevant Health & Safety practices and requirements are also covered.

A First Aid certificate in basic life support is also included as part of the course.

The Western School awarded Professional Diploma allows the graduate to access professional indemnity insurance and to go straight into practice as soon as they graduate.

The course is credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University and attracts:
60 credits at SCQF Level 7

Course Details

Diploma in Swedish Massage (DSM)

The Western School awarded Professional Diploma in Swedish Massage is an entry-level course and no formal educational qualifications or previous experience are required. However, students should have good proficiency in the English language and be reasonably physically fit. Lots of enthusiasm is also helpful!

Nine weekends over a nine-month period.

Glasgow Caledonian University (City Campus)

The Western School’s thorough assessment processes ensure excellence among graduates and help earn the school’s unrivalled reputation. As with many schools, award of the professional diploma is based on a process of continuous assessment throughout the course, but additionally, and very importantly, home practice, homework (with feedback), final oral, written and practical assessments and the completion of formal case studies ensure that the graduate is fully prepared to enter the profession as a demonstrably highly skilled therapist.

The premises at GCU used for Western School courses have full disabled access. Additionally, the school has a commitment to working with students with special needs. A significant number of therapists who have graduated from the Western have done so despite challenges such as dyslexia and visual impairment.

A certificated First Aid course – CPR (Save a Life) – is included in the course.

Students are often given the opportunity to work with charities such as Butterfly Trust, as well as at various wellbeing events during their course and beyond.

Full Course Fee – £1650.

We require a £250 non-refundable deposit on registration to secure your place. The balance of £1400 can be paid in full at the start of the course or you can enquire about payment in 8 equal monthly instalments. This is on the understanding that should you drop out of the course for any reason, the full balance becomes payable. Students sign a contract to this effect.

If you would like to come along to a current course and ‘sit-in’ for all or part of a morning, you would be most welcome. This is a good opportunity to meet the tutors, see the location, look at course notes, chat with the other students and generally get to know more about the school and the course. Just give us a ring on 01292 285609 and we can arrange a suitable date and time.