Introduction to Massage

Course code: ZCAU206P

Subject area: Complementary Therapies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday

27th Apr 2023 - 25th May 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This course provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge and confidence to give and receive a basic massage.
In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

This course is for anyone who is new to massage and is interested in exploring the benefits of therapeutic touch.

This short course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn some useful massage techniques and to build confidence when learning about massage. The course will cover basic underlying anatomy where appropriate. Health and safety considerations will also be looked at to gain an understanding of why a massage should not be given or adapted and to ensure good hygiene procedures are followed.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

· demonstrate how to use massage techniques
· identify health and safety considerations
· explain basic underlying anatomy relevant to giving a massage

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

There are number of complementary therapy workshops and courses held throughout the year. Visit the college website to find out more or ask your Tutor.
No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. All welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
£5.00 materials fee to cover the cost of the oils used during the course.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £55.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £5.00

Total Cost: £60.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £5.00

Total Cost: £38.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, discussion and practise with one-to-one guidance from the tutor. As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a
RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.