St Mary's University, Centre for Short Courses & CPD

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St Mary’s University is well known for being one of the top places to study higher education in London – but did you know they offer short courses? You don’t have to spend three years at this prestigious institution to come away with a qualification, in fact you can study everything from first aid to sports massage as part time, evening and weekend courses. With high average pass marks and a huge selection to choose from, St Mary’s is clearly a great choice of place to take a course, whether you’re looking for a career change or simply hoping to discover a new hobby.


Welcome to Short Courses and CPD. We are based in Twickenham, West London and our courses are offered over the weekend, whilst others are taught in the evening or during the day, to accommodate all types of lifestyles.

Our most popular courses are our body and sports massage qualifications. During the last academic year the average pass mark for the L4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy was 81%;  the L3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy has an average pass mark of 80% and the L3 Diploma in Body Massage has an average pass mark of 78%.  85% of our students rated their tutor as “excellent”.


Subject strength

St Mary’s has a strong tradition in providing first-class short and part-time courses in the areas of sport, health, nutrition, exercise, complementary therapies and languages. Courses on offer include reflexology, nutrition, personal training and first aid which are held throughout the year, and the hugely successful anatomy and physiology, body and sports massage courses, which are ideal for those returning to work. The body massage course requires no prior knowledge and enables students to practise as soon as they qualify, working as few hours as they wish to begin with.

For more information please contact St Mary’s on 020 8240 4321.


St Mary’s location is hard to beat and transport routes are excellent. We are situated in the leafy borough of Richmond upon Thames just a few minutes away from the river. Teddington, Twickenham and Strawberry Hill main line stations are all within walking distance. The District Line tube to Richmond is just a short bus ride away. We are only 30 minutes away from central London.

Student story

Following winning Britain's first Winter Paralympic gold medal in Sochi 2014, Kelly Gallagher MBE, the Northern Irish alpine ski racer, has turned her attention to Sports Massage at St Mary’s University.

Taking 3-weeks out of training in Austria this summer, Kelly completed the Intensive Sports Massage course.

“I usually spend my time training and resting. The intensive course has required a different type of discipline, rather than focusing upon my fitness I have had the opportunity to learn a new skill and refine my knowledge, studying advanced sports massage techniques and skills.”

How to enrol

Student can enrol and make payment online. You will see course details including start date and course fees. Most courses require a £50 deposit and then if the course costs over £500, you can pay the balance in three instalments.

Contact details

Address: Short Courses and CPD
St Mary's University
Waldegrave Road, Twickenham

Tel: 020 8240 4321

Nearest Train Station: Strawberry Hill

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Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC)

St Mary's University, Centre for Short Courses & CPD

by Marcus - November 2015

I thoroughly enjoy this class. A great mix of theory, written based knowledge with practical. teacher is incredibly...

Professional and fun course

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (ITEC)

St Mary's University, Centre for Short Courses & CPD

by Sarah - November 2015

Really enjoying the course. The tutor explains the topics well (and there's a lot of it!) and gives us lots of great...

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