We understand just how challenging it can be to set-up in business for the first time. So we have created an accredited therapist business course called Successful Therapy Practice that gives you step-by-step guidance. In addition to the course you can opt-in to receive business mentoring. Part of this service includes email and telephone support as well as constructive guidance during every stage of setting up a business as a therapist. This is a stand alone course, so no matter which school, college or University you have trained with, you will be able to use this course to succeed as a therapist in this highly competative market.
Home Learning Diploma in Therapist Business.
Easy & fun to learn.
No previous experience or qualifications are required for you to study this course
What do I get? You get access to the student area of our website where you can download the course guidance notes and electronic PDF version of the course manual. Once you have passed your theory test and completed your worksheets you will receive a Diploma in the post within 5 working days.
The theory test: Study your course manual at home and complete a theory test paper online. You can retake the test as many times as you like until you reach the pass mark and at no extra charge.
Worksheets: There are four simple worksheets to complete. See below for further information.
Practical: As with all of our home learning courses there is no practical instruction provided. You study everything from home by following the detailed guidelines provided along with the information in your course manual.
What qualification do I get? The course is accredited by the IICT & INHA. You will be awarded a Home Learning Diploma allowing you to also obtain professional therapist insurance from Westminster Indemnity & Towergate Insurance and then begin offering treatments.
This is the background and theory that you study at home and then complete an online test paper before completing your worksheets.
Establishing the foundations
Suitability, Business plan, Business profile, Mission statement, SWOT.
Building your business
Location, Finding premises, Types of business, Equipment.
How your business will work
Setting up, The work environment, How you will practice, Hours, Terms and conditions, Looking after yourself, Healthy eating, Well-being.
The Law, Current legislation, Licenses, Regulations, Tax, National Insurance, Professional bodies.
Financing the business, Methods of payment, Setting your fees, Selling associated products, Stock Control and Retailing, Budgeting, Accounts, Costing the business, Managing money.
Maintaining your business
Client/customer care, Customer/Client Service Successful communication, Setting up your database, Time management, Checklist.
Professionalism, Codes of conduct, Ethics, Boundaries, Confidentiality, Client contact, Data protection, Preparing to treat, Consultation.
The Good Stuff!
Making your name, Your USP, Marketing, AIDA, Advertising, Self promotion, Business literature and stationery, The Internet, Networking.
Dealing with challenges
Dealing with the negative aspects of the business and therapeutic career, Complaints, Difficult Customers/clients, When not to treat or when to refer on, Palliative and Social Care, Health and safety, Risk assessment, Dealing with other professionals, Support networks, Stress management, Burnout, What to do when things go wrong, Troubleshooting the 10 most common problems.
Ending the Holistic Program Positively, Growing the business, Staffing, Becoming a specialist in your field, Moving on, CPD, Self reflection, What next, To stay or go, Conclusion.
Useful Contacts and Resources
After Care Advice
Awareness of Work Values
Cash Flow Projection Sheet
Case Study Form
Therapy Training School is an approved training provider, and our training courses throughout the UK are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies such as: International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and the International Natural Healers Association (INHA). Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via Towergate Insurance and Westminster Indemnity. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. Always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Home Learning Diploma will be accepted by them.
It can take as little as 12 hours of study time to complete the theory test paper. However you can take as long as you like. There is no time limit.
The worksheets can take between 3-6 hours to complete.
Course duration: No time limits
Test paper: Complete online from your home
Accreditation: IICT & INHA
Membership & Insurance: Available from IICT & INHA
Insurance: Also available from Westminster Indemnity, or Towergate Insurance
Suitable for: Private practice, self-employed and mobile therapist
Previous experience: No previous experience or qualifications are required for you to study this course
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