We have compiled the most frequently asked questions which students have asked before and after a virtual training 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.
Yes they are! Most 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 (and show you) everything you need to know. However, some courses do require you to have prior experience or qualifications. Please refer to the appropriate course detail page for details of these requirements.
Yes of course. Virtual training is just like solo tuition in that you have 100% of the time with your teacher. You will also be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients and be able to access online video tutorials free of charge for 1 month (where available).
You will learn the same practical skills as with a longer course but you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, using your manual and (where available) our on-line tutorial videos for further assistance after your practical training in order to perfect the techniques.
You're always welcome to return and undertake only the practical training again. This is known as a refresher course and allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.
No. Certificate courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.
Once you have successfully passed both the theory test and practical training Therapy Training School will award your qualification. This will usually be posted to you within 5-7 working days.
Yes: If you want to work as a self-employed therapist from your own home premises or as a travelling therapist who makes home visits to clients. If however you want to work in a high street spa or salon you may be required to have a College qualification. Colleges offer longer courses (a year or more) and award ITEC, NVQ or VTCT. It's your responsibility to research which type of qualification you need.
Many countries around the world have very specific regulations about qualifications required for working there. In some countries an employer cannot offer you work unless you have a specific qualification and in some you cannot get insurance to work without having specific qualifications.
These safety protocols vary enormously from country to country, making it an impossible task to create one qualification which is accepted world-wide. The best that you can do is to ask the Embassy of the country that you intend to work in what are the requirements of that country.
Our TTS Certificates allow you to practice the therapy professionally, though you must source your own insurance before offering treatments. The Certificate and course work do not qualify students to teach the therapy themselves. Other qualifications such as VRQ & NVQ provide other employment opportunities. It is your own responsibility to research this yourself before booking a course in order to ascertain the suitability of the course and qualification offered.
Unfortunately we have no knowledge of, or control over, the requirements of other training companies or organisations. It is the responsibility of the student to check this out before booking on any of our courses to ensure that they are suitable for developmental training with another company.
Information on insurance options is available on the website. As we are constantly researching the most comprehensive cover offered at the least expensive prices, please e-mail us for the most up-to-date information on insurance cover if you do not see an option which is suitable for you.
This depends on your insurance provider. Complementary therapy organisations often offer their own insurance policies to members. If you are already insured with an organisation it is wise to ask them if their cover can be extended to include our courses. Do this before booking a course as you cannot be re-imbursed for training costs after you have clicked on the link to receive your manual.
Any student who has completed a training course at Therapy Training School can ask questions via e-mail after the course is complete.
No you do not.
Virtual training and home learning course options are the way to go.