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Practitioners Diploma Course
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Practitioners Diploma Course

This is a 5 weekend course (normally 1 weekend every 3 weeks) plus a Clinical Supervision day and Assessment. It is only open to those that have completed the Beginners Massage Course and the online VTCT Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Course (or almost finished).

Successful completion of this course enables you to obtain full indemnity insurance to practice massage and to register with the various associations such as the BCMA, APNT and the FHT.

This module contains further development of massage techniques, their application and the correct use of pressure and body positioning, it also includes further training in taking case histories and treatment composition.

Brief Course Outline
• Professional Appearance
• Practical Preparation & Hygiene
• Detailed Contra-Indications
• The Practitioner/Client Relationship
• Detailed Case History
• Treatment Composition
• Further Massage techniques
     o Effleurage & Petrissage
     o Friction
     o Stretches
     o Forehead Nerve Compression & Face Shiatsu
     o Additional Work for Arms, Hands & Front of Legs
     o Tapotement
• An exploration and understanding of other areas of Complementary Medicine is encouraged and you will be required to research a particular therapy and carry out a short (5-10 minute) presentation to the group.
• The Theory of Massage test – Multiple Choice

Clinical Supervision Day, providing 2 massage treatments on members of the public where you will be assessed on dress code, preparation, taking a case history, technique and professional conduct in preparation for your final assessment.

Home Study, a written record of 30 hours practice is required. A Project, this could be in the voluntary sector of the local community, a care home, a charity or amateur sports club for example. We encourage a sector where massage is not readily available or affordable. Or a Learning Journal, which is a record of all your massage practice sessions on friends, family or classmates.

Final Practical Assessment, you will carry out a full body massage and you be assessed on your overall professional conduct, massage techniques, case history forms, dress code, table & room set up.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course and will be marked on attendance, the Clinical, Assessment and your Project/Learning Journal. The overall score will determine whether you pass or pass with Distinction.

You have 8 weeks after your final assessment to submit your Project/Learning Journal, the VTCT Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Certificate and Health & Safety Certificate.


Next Course Dates: 

Sept 21/22, Oct 5/6, Oct 26/27, Nov 16/17 & Dec 7/8 2019

Plus Clinical: Nov 9 or 10 2019

Plus Assessment: Dec 15 2019

Price: £895.00

9 Product Reviews - Average rating 4.8 / 5 (Show All)

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Thoroughly enjoyed it

- 03/04/2016

I have really enjoyed my time being a student at the LCM on all levels of training. The ethos of the college has matched well with the type of Practitioner that I want to be as the teaching is directive without being overly prescriptive and allows student...


- 11/06/2015

One of the key factors was the group size allowing everything to be more hands on. It was extremely thorough during each class and Marc was fantastic! He allowed us to contact him at any time which was extremely reassuring. His explanations were great and...

Really pleased

- 09/26/2015

with the course. I feel I have acquired a lot of knowledge. I have learned a very wide range of strokes and feel very confident. During my practice hours I have seen the progress my subjects have made and feel very happy with the content of the course. I ...

So worth it

- 07/20/2015

Marc was probably the best teacher I've ever had in my education. He kept things professional but also very interesting and fun.
The facilities of the college were clean, relaxing and perfect really.
I've learned a lot and should start working soon as a...


- 05/15/2014

The course is absolutely fantastic and I thoroughly recommend it. it is intensive but taught in a really relaxed way, which is great if you are doing it while working. The pace is fast but due to this you never lose interest and the environment is relaxed...


- 05/06/2013

Each weekend was well paced, there was also enough time between each weekend to practice & feel confident before moving on. The tutor created a very safe & comfortable environment for learning - always felt supported & that I could ask as many questions a...

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