How much does the diploma course cost?
The course costs £2,950 which includes registration with the awarding body, examination fees and VAT.
What qualifications do I need to apply for the diploma course?
The course is set at Level 5, so ideally students should have 4 GCSEs and 1 ‘A’ Level, or a similar level of high-school education. You must also have a basic acceptable massage qualification or have attended an OSSM introductory massage course. All courses are delivered and assessed in English, so you must have sufficient command of the English language to complete your studies satisfactorily.
What qualification is awarded from this course?
The course is externally validated by BTEC and students will be awarded a BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy.
Is the course accredited by a professional body?
Yes. OSSM is accredited by the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists).
Upon successful completion of the course graduates are able to apply for full membership of the SMA (Association for Soft Tissue Therapists), Level 5 membership of the ISRM, and full membership of many other related professional associations.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. Student insurance can be obtained through the ISRM. You do not need to have this in place prior to starting the diploma course – we will explain what is required during the first teaching weekend. Once a student has graduated, student membership can be upgraded to that of a full practicing member.