How courses are run – Accredited Schools Diplomas

How courses are run – Accredited Schools Diplomas

The school offers WSBHT Diplomas and Certificates, these are accredited and insurable through The Guild and recognised nationally.

(Please note that the FHT does not insure these Diplomas or Certificates, but many others do, including the Guilds own insurers)

The school also offers VTCT courses,  please see the VTCT courses page.

The main differences between a Guild Qualification (School Diploma) and VTCT are:

  • VTCT is International, the Guild is National
  • All spas/hotels/clinics will recognise VTCT and may prefer that qualification over the Guild
  • VTCT require you to carry out more assessments than the Guild (usually 2 more)
  • Most Guild courses will require you to carry out case studies
  • VTCT usually require you to complete external assessments (written mulitple choice tests). The Guild do not.
  • The Guild may require you to compile a file of evidence (provided by the School)
  • The Guild may require you to complete Underpinning Knowledge Questions (provided by the School)
  • There is more teaching time/assessment time if you are studying a VTCT course.

How WSBHT School Diploma/Certificates Courses Are Run

One day courses

Step One

  • Once you have booked and paid for your course, you will receive your training manual as a PDF via email or be issued with a password to download your manual
  • Print and thoroughly study your manual
  • Complete any theory work that is in the manual

Step Two

  • Attend your practical training day and take along the training manual and your completed work
  • You will learn and have chance to practice each of the techniques for this therapy
  • If you have passed your theory and practical your diploma will be issued.
  • If you do not pass your will be given feedback and asked to practice more and return to the school again for another assessment

Step Three

  • If passed, you will be issued with a certificate to be able to apply for insurance
  • Before offering this therapy to the public we encourage you to practice your new therapy upon family and friends until you become confident
  • Once you are fully qualified and insured, you can deliver this therapy professionally

Two or more day courses

Step One

  • Once you have booked and paid for your course, you will receive your training manual as a PDF via email or via password
  • Print and thoroughly study  your manual

Step Two

  • Attend your practical training days and take along the training manual
  • You will learn and have chance to practice each of the techniques for this therapy

Step Three

  • Practice the treatments at home as well as completing the cases studies (if applicable)
  • Complete the theory assignment at home and submit to the school for marking before your assessment day (if applicable)

Step Four

  • Return to the school for a practical assessment, if you have passed your theory and practical your diploma will be issued
  • If you do not pass your will be given feedback and asked to practice more and return to the school again for another assessment

Step Five

  • If passed, you will be provided with a certificate so you can  obtain insurance
  • Before offering this therapy to the public we encourage you to practice your new therapy upon family and friends until you become confident
  • Now you are fully qualified, you can apply for insurance and deliver this therapy professionally