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FAQ's and Answers for our award home learning courses

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We have compiled the most frequently asked questions which students have asked before and after an Award home learning course (and this also includes some general questions about training courses). We hope that this will be of use to all students who are either considering booking a course with us, or have just booked a course on-line. We try at all times to make our training courses as easy-to-follow as possible so that each person's experience of training is a pleasant and productive one.

 

Before training FAQ's

  • Are your home learning Award courses intended for professional practice?
    Our Award courses do not involve any practical instruction and are therefor intended for home use and self-development only. Award courses are ideal if you wish to learn new skills and offer therapy treatments informaly to loved ones, friends and family.
  • Are Award courses Insurable?
    Yes they are. For your own peace of mind you can obtain public liability and professional indemnity insurance for delivering therapy. Many choices from reputable industry recognised insurers including:
    Westminster Insurance, Wellbeing Insurance and Towergate Insurance.
  • I do not live in the UK. Can I do your home learning (home study) training courses in the country where I live?

    Yes! No matter where you are in the world you can study each course from the comfort of your own home with no deadlines or timescales.

  • I have no experience in massage or any other kind of complementary therapy. Can I do your home learning training courses?
    Yes you can! All of our courses are suitable for both beginners as well as experienced and practicing therapists. We don’t assume that you have any pre-existing knowledge and we tell you everything you need to know. You're also given 1 month free access to video tutorials where available.
  • How can Therapy Training School teach me all I need to know in a home learning course?
    There are several ways we can ensure that you learn everything you need to know: Firstly: When you pay for your course you are given immediate access to your training manual (which you can download from the secure student area of our website). After studying the manual you can then complete the on-line test for your course. This ensures that you are fully familiar with the course material before you begin your case study. Our home learning therapy courses contain exactly the same information which is presented to students during on-site (attendance) courses. Secondly: There is no time limit so you can take as much or as little time as you need to complete this first step. You can even attempt the test several times if necessary until you reach the minimum pass mark of 80%. There is, in fact, no limit to the number of times you can do the test. Thirdly: Courses are supported by FREE online video clips (where available) which show you each of the techniques in detail. These tutorial files are available from our Vimeo channel. You may continue to refer to thevideo FREE for 1 month after which time you can purchase the video should you like to refer to it afterwards.
  • Can I get a printed version of the manual sent to me in the post?
    A PDF version of your manual is included free with each course. If you prefer to have a printed manual then once you have purchased any course you can log on to the student area of the website and order a copy of your manual from our publishers. This is a separate transaction and each manual is individually priced according to the number of pages it contains. The manuals cost between £15.00-£25.00 (excluding post and packaging) See the student area for more information.
  • What do you get with our home learning courses?
    Detailed and fully illustrated course training manual (electronic PDF) Photographs of the therapy and techniques (in the manual) FREE Access to online videos of techniques for 1 month (where applicable) On-line test paper. Support information and guidelines for study.
  • What happens once I’ve paid? How does home learning work?
    You will receive an e-mail from Therapy training School that will thank you for your payment and give you a password to access the student area of the website so that you can download your manual and guidance notes and begin to study the manual so that you can do your on-line test. You guidance notes will help you through all stages of the process. If you fail your test you may try again. There is no limit to the number of times you can re-submit your test paper.. You will be notified by email of your results. If you have passed the course you will receive your Award (normally within 7-10 working days of notification of success). As soon as you have arranged insurance you can then start offering treatments to friends ansd family.
  • How does home learning differ from an on-site (attendance) course?
    During an on-site (attendance) course you see demonstrations and receive instructions on all techniques. You are supervised and assessed as you both give and receive a full treatment. The on-line test is the same as in home learning and the diploma is awarded upon successful completion of both the practical training and the theory test. A home learning course offers you the opportunity to study the techniques at home using the course manual and access to the online videos of techniques with help and advice offered as required via email. However, there is no practical tuition offered with our home learning Award courses. The Award is provided upon successful completion of the test paper.
  • Do I need to complete case studies at any point?
    You are not required to complete case studies with our Award courses.


After Training Top 10 questions
  • Do I get a qualification after I finish my COURSE?

    Once you have successfully passed the theory test you will receive your Award in the post within 7-10 business days.

  • What does my AWARD qualification entitle me to do?

    Our Award courses are not intended to be used for professional practice. However, you can offer treatments informaly to loved ones, friends and family.

  • After completing an Award course, can i upgrade to a certificate or Diploma qualification?

    Yes it is possible to upgrade your Award qualification to a Certificate or Diploma. Please contact our admin team for further details.