Accreditation is quite a complicated subject to fully understand. We are happy to meet prospective students and fully explain this & other topics. Please email us at [email protected] to book a meeting.
Accreditation is a process where a public or government organisation:
Sets minimum requirements that schools must teach.
Monitors the quality of schools and tutors.
Writes the final exams for students.
No! Some accreditations have low standards with easy final exams. So, you will get a diploma, but the course won't prepare you well to become a massage therapist.
Some accreditations, for example, teach only ONE MASSAGE ROUTINE to repeat with every client, which is clearly not a strategy for a successful therapist.
Is only accreditation important in choosing a massage school?
No! Accreditation sets only the minimum requirements. You need a balance between a recognised accreditation that will open doors for you and a great course that will give you all the knowledge and skills you need.
Also, each school has a different ethos, way of teaching and tutors, which makes a big difference.
Bodyology evaluates several UK massage accreditation professional bodies to find the most suitable one.
We were looking for a top accreditation that will allow us enough flexibility to teach the massage diploma course in the 'Bodyology way'. Some associations were very rigid & offer strict structures. For example, one famous professional body required us to teach massage in one way (called massage routine).
We approached the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) with high hopes and were happy to be approved. The FHT is one of the most recognised associations in the UK, with thousands of members. The main reason we chose this qualification is . . . that's a subject for a chat over a cup of coffee. If you are interested in hearing more about this, let's meet!
We also voluntarily satisfy the requirements of the UK Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (previously the General Council of Massage Therapies, GCMT).
But most importantly, this course is recognised by the UK Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is "the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, was set up with UK government support. CNHC sets the highest standards that practitioners must meet. All registered practitioners are professionally trained and fully insured to practice, approved by the Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to UK Parliament." Also, the NHS.UK website states, "the CNHC has met the demanding standards".
Once graduate, you can:
We guarantee that this diploma course holds the best qualifications and recognitions.