Welcome to NLSSM
Professional, friendly and inspiring. In short, that’s how I’d describe the NLSSM and those are words I hear repeatedly from students, past and present. It’s been my approach to life and it’s the basis of learning here. When you’re doing what you love, being ‘professional, friendly and inspiring’ makes perfect sense.
Prospective students are always welcome to pay us a visit or to talk to me personally by email or on the phone to get a better feel for the school. In the meantime, here’s the long version of why NLSSM is an unrivalled training experience.
Kind regards, Susan Findlay
Ours is a responsive system of teaching, meaning that each sports massage class is taught according to its needs. We also use accelerated learning methods, allowing us to teach difficult subjects in a way that is interactive and effective, maximising the development of practical massage skills and academic understanding. Most of our tutors are also full time therapists and trained in a variety of complementary qualifications, so students benefit from their huge knowledge base and are learning from people who are practising every day in the real world.
A high teacher to student ratio...We see a direct link between a massage therapist’s skills and the amount of quality attention they were given in training. That’s why, in practical sessions, we have a ratio of 1 teacher for every 3-4 students. In addition, our teachers are known for their generosity, putting in unpaid hours where needed to support and mentor individuals. All of us here get great satisfaction from developing our sports massage students to their full potential, even if that means the odd late night. It’s all down to being professional and fun, but we believe that if we go the extra mile, so too will our students.
A pass rate of 98%...98% is an impressive statistic and it’s only fair to point out that some students pass on their second attempt. The intensity of these courses is not to be underestimated, but we offer discounts on any additional tuition that might be needed and offer an incredible level of personal support to make sure that those people who want to succeed, will do so.
And the benefits don’t end when you graduate.
Mentor & Study evenings (open to students and graduates) on a variety of topics covering business to practical skills.
Bi-monthly newsletters keeping you up-to-date on events and opportunities at NLSSM and beyond.
Job opportunities from former students looking to expand their massage clinics, to major sporting events work and elite sports teams looking for full time staff, we pass on details of hundreds of massage jobs and work opportunities every year.
Free advert listing on the NLSSM website, helping you to promote yourself as a qualified sports massage therapist.
This is a great opportunity for students to take what they have learnt in class and apply it in a real life clinical situation. The clinic is also there to help students work towards fulfilling their clinical sports massage logbook hours. It’s an invaluable asset and really does produce a much better therapist, providing mini tutorials in which students can seek advice from the senior tutor on hand, giving them more focused individual attention.
Massage Work experience & events opportunities...There’s nothing like the buzz of working at a sporting event. We are regularly approached to provide student volunteers, whether it’s for a one-off event or a longer working arrangement. These opportunities are not only great for gaining experience and building confidence, they’re also brilliant networking opportunities and a chance to see what the demands of the job really are.
An extensive library of books and DVDs...Essential for learning at your own pace, checking things on the fly and, of course, revising for exams – we keep the library stocked with all the essentials and even some hard-to-find reference tools. Having access to such a well-stocked library also means that students aren’t obliged to spend large sums of money on books all at once.
Easily accessible locations in both central and north London. Free parking in front of the college in north London.
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