Therapy Courses and Training Organisations

If you’ve made the decision to become a professional therapist, your first port of call should be to do some research into the type of training you need in order to qualify. If you are planning to take on clients and charge for your services, it is important that you are sufficiently qualified and insured. This is to protect both yourself and your clients.

When it comes to picking a complementary therapy course, understanding the industry standard and knowing which qualifications are recognised within the UK is key. Keep reading for tips on what to look for in a training organisation/course.

Holistic training courses and schools - what to look for

There are many different training options in the complementary therapy sector and it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. Asking the following questions when researching training schools and courses can help:

  • What qualification will I come out with when I’ve completed the course?
  • Is this qualification enough to start practising my chosen therapy?
  • Is this qualification recognised in the UK?
  • If I need further qualifications, does the school offer them or will I need to go elsewhere?
  • Can I get insurance with this qualification?
  • Is the school/course accredited by a professional body? (Therapy courses do not have to be accredited, but it can add credence to the qualification.)
  • What is the teaching environment like? How much attention will I get as a student?
  • What approaches are taught in this school/course? Is it the approach I want to learn?
  • What qualifications/experience do the trainers have themselves?
  • Does the school offer ongoing support?
  • What do graduates of the course/school say about it?

Many training schools and organisations will have this information readily available on their website. If you cannot find this information or are unsure, do not hesitate to contact the school directly to ask for more information. Some holistic training courses can be expensive, so you have every right to learn more before parting with your money. 

A final note

If you opt to train with one of our affiliate organisations, we strongly recommend that you independently check that their courses/outcomes meet your needs and expectations prior to starting your training, as we cannot be held responsible for any information provided by our affiliates.

Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that our policy is adhered to, Therapy Directory is not intended as a website for verifying the qualifications, abilities, credentials or professionalism of any training organisation listed and is not responsible for any Training Affiliate listed in the directory. Although we see they supply a relevant qualification that we can accept, a listing with us does not mean that Therapy Directory endorses or accredits that qualification or organisation.

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