Become a tutor
MTI's success has been achieved by accrediting exceptional tutors who wish to: apprentice at an existing MTI school, offer MTI-accredited courses within their established training school, or set up a school to teach MTI diplomas.
Benefits to becoming an MTI tutor include:
- One-to-one support and guidance from a mentor while you train
- Support to plan and write your course and to file your health and safety documents
- Support to set up a school to teach MTI diplomas
- Login to a dedicated tutors area on the MTI website with stacks of resources and member benefits
- A comprehensive Tutors Handbook, available online
- A UK-wide network of massage tutors: share skills, knowledge, attend peer supervision, swaps, and social events
- Annual tutor training provided by MTI central
- The chance to shape MTI policy at the AGM
- You can offer CPD to our 900 active members, which we can help to promote for you.
We welcome enquiries from tutors interested in becoming part of the MTI teaching community and the supportive network it offers. Many of our tutors trained with MTI but it isn't a prerequisite to becoming an MTI tutor or setting up a school that teaches MTI diplomas. The full criteria are below the video.
You may be able to apprentice with an MTI school in your area, but there is no guarantee of this as part of the teaching training programme. MTI do not directly employ tutors. You will need to discuss your individual requirements on application.
In this video new tutors officer Sarah Cohen talks about how you can become an MTI tutor:
From Section 16.1 of the Tutor Handbook
To apply to become accredited as a tutor on MTI practitioner courses, you need to fulfil the following criteria (A, B or C):
A. If you are applying to become an MTI Practical Massage Tutor you must:
- Hold a massage qualification recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Have been in practice as a massage practitioner for at least three years (a minimum of 200 hours' client contact)
- Have three years' teaching experience. This can be in any field, but some of it should include teaching massage. Acting as an assistant on massage trainings can be taken into account as long as it includes some supervised teaching
- Have a recognised teaching qualification. The minimum required level is a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, or a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS): City & Guilds 7304 or equivalent, or a Stage 2 qualification: City & Guilds 7404 or equivalent.
B. If you are applying to become an MTI Anatomy Physiology and Pathology (AP&P) Tutor you must:
- Hold a Level 4 massage qualification recognised by the CNHC
- Have three years' experience in applied AP&P, eg in massage or other complementary therapy, medicine, nursing or fitness instruction
- Have three years' teaching experience. This can be in any field. Acting as an assistant teacher on massage training can be taken into account as long as it includes some supervised teaching
- Have a recognised teaching qualification. The minimum required level is either a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS): City & Guilds 7304 or equivalent, or a Stage 2 qualification: City & Guilds 7404 or equivalent.
- Provide evidence of knowledge of AP&P above that required by the students. This would be: training which has an AP&P component of greater depth than the MTI syllabus in at least some areas, eg sports massage, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, medicine, nursing or fitness instruction, and/or portfolio evidence of further AP&P study, eg CDP courses or research projects.
C. If you are applying to teach both massage and AP&P you must:
- Fulfil all the criteria of A and B above.
If you intend to create a school fewer than five miles from an existing MTI centre you should seek to establish a constructive and co-operative relationship with the training centre.
For more information, contact our New Tutor Liaison here.