UNTHA UK’s managing director, Marcus Brew, has agreed to sponsor finance controller, Liz Crompton’s daughter to undertake a Sports Massage training course leading to a qualification that’s accredited by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Amy, who is studying at European School of Osteopathy in Kent, has recently completed the first year of her degree. Starting such a practical programme in the midst of a pandemic has not been easy, and although some of the practical elements of the course have been able to continue as face-to-face teaching, much of the learning has still been remote. Marcus has therefore pledged to supercharge her studies by funding this additional training.
“I’m so grateful to Marcus and the UNTHA team for sponsoring me on this journey” says Amy. “Studying in a pandemic has been a rollercoaster and we haven’t had access to all of the observation clinic time that we would have under normal circumstances, so this extra qualification will help give me that additional experience I need to bridge the gap.”
The three-day training course offers Amy the opportunity to undertake an additional qualification that leads to an Extended Diploma in Sports Massage. Its practical nature goes beyond the standard remit and will support Amy to advance her skills and techniques, to be on her way to becoming a confident practitioner.
This sponsorship opportunity had been a long time coming, explains Marcus.
“A few years back, I was meant to sponsor Amy as part of a fundraising activity she was undertaking with her local sports club to take part in an Olympic pool swim. As the daughter of one of our staff, it was great to be able to offer sponsorship and support this budding young talent. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled, and everyone’s money was returned. Now that this new opportunity has arisen, supporting Amy’s career path at university, it was a no brainer.”
Here at UNTHA we’re looking forward to hearing all about the training course after Amy has completed it in July, and hope it sets her up for a strong career in her field.