Sports & Remedial Massage Courses In Devon, Bristol and the South West

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Why train with The School in Devon and Bristol for your Diploma

A past student of the Level 5 BTEC Diploma at The School, explains their experience and reasons to study:

"I started the Level 5 course at The School in September 2015 after being made redundant and desperately trying to come up with a way of making a living doing something I could be passionate about which would also allow me to look after my wife who is registered as disabled.

I’ve always been interested in two things - people and sport - and this course seemed to give me the perfect opportunity to combine the two together. I’d studied sport at GCSE, A level and I had always regretted starting but not finishing a sports physiotherapy degree some years ago, so the Level 5 course seemed like a nice way of putting that regret to bed.

The course was, in a word, BRILLIANT. On reflection, I had no idea what I was getting into and how hard and time consuming the course would be and how self-motivated I would need to be to learn everything I needed to know, but it has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. The teaching was excellent, a lot of fun and was always supportive.

Our group bonded really well and we always looked forward to our monthly weekend of learning although I would usually be exhausted and a little overwhelmed by the end of it. One of the biggest things I took away from The School and the teaching staff was the completely respectful and patient centred approach to treatment.

All of the anatomy knowledge in the world means nothing if you don’t know how to listen to your patients and treat them with respect. After qualifying in November 2016, I moved to Falmouth and took on a treatment room at Jolly Sailor CrossFit and over the past year have slowly but surely seen my business grow into something I’m so proud of, always with the support of The School in the background if I needed help or advice. My customer base is mainly made up of the athletes at Jolly Sailor but I’m also seeing customers staring to come in from elsewhere due to recommendations which is always the best compliment I could ask for.

I'm really lucky to have a wonderful and supportive client base who I feel really passionate about keeping in good working order. I’m equally as excited when one of my clients sends me a message to say they’ve had the best nights sleep in ages and woken up with no pain following their treatment to when someone gets podium finish at a CrossFit competition or wins their category in the British Weightlifting Championships.

My time at The School allowed me set me up to start my own business confident in the training I had been given. I know this relationship will continue in the years to come purely because I know that everything they do is motivated by looking after people - with kindness, respect and an excellent knowledge base."

Ria Sands from Atlantic Therapies

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