Autumn Newsletter 2012

Welcome to the Autumn Newsletter – 2012

As the days draw shorter and the dark evenings longer, why not keep yourself busy studying one of our many distance learning courses.  These courses are perfect for those who do not always have a great deal of free time, but still want to continue studying.  For the whole of October, we are offering our “certificate of competence in starting your own business” at a hugely reduced rate of just£55.  This is HALF the normal price.  Many of our newly qualified therapists need a little helping hand with setting themselves up in business, and this course covers record keeping, types of insurance, writing a business plan and much more.  Other distance learning courses that we offer are the VTCT Level 3 Award in the Origins of Massage and Principles of Complementary & Alternative Medicine.  This course is proving very popular with our holistic therapists who want to broaden their knowledge on how complementary therapies are being used in society. For details on any of the distance learning courses, please email holistics@wsbht.co.uk or call 07824 337333

Dates for your diary

To brighten up those dull days, we have decided to hold a couple of events which we would like to involve you all in.  The first date is our Open Day on Saturday 24th November, running from 10am-3pm.  We welcome all of you, past, present and hopefully future students to come along and have a look at the huge choice of courses we offer, and to have a look at our facilities.  All courses booked and paid for on the day, will receive a discount of 15% off. If you have already trained with us, and would like to show off your skills, then you are more than welcome to come along and carry out some demonstrations on the day.

Another date to add to your diary is of course our Christmas Fayre, being held on Saturday 8th December from 12-4pm.  This is the first time we have held this event and we are very much looking forward to the day.  With around 13 stalls, with therapy demonstrations, jewellery, beauty products, bags, cakes and many more craft items for sale, we hope that you will come along and support our event and join us for a cup of tea! If you would like any further information about the day, please call 07824 337333.

For both of these events, please do spread the word to your family and friends.  The more the merrier!

Celebrating YOUR success

We are in the process of launching our very own “Student Success” page, which will be on our website and will be all about you!  Do you feel that you have made something of your training? Are you running your own business? Then the WSBHT team would like you to share that with us, and also potential clients and employers.  We often receive phone calls from clients and employers who are looking for therapists, so this will become the central point for them to look at.  If you would like to become involved in this innovative plan, then please email either beauty@wsbht.co.uk orholistics@wsbht.co.uk with around a 200 word testimonial and an image (if you want) in a word document.  We will then upload it onto the page for all to see.  Please remember to add your name and contact number if you are hoping to use it as a form of advertising.

Hiring The WSBHT

As many of you will know, we are very proud of our premises, and would like to share it!  If you have an event that you would like to hold, such as a talk or presentation, then please do contact us, and if the school is free, we will be happy to rent it to you. For prices, please contact 07824 337333.

Accredited Qualifications

We are often asked what the difference is between VTCT qualifications and the Schools Diploma.  VTCT qualifications are internationally recognised and will be accepted by all insurers as well as being highly respected by employers.   They generally require students to complete a portfolio of evidence, and to carry out observed practical assessments and a written, multiple choice external paper. The Schools Diploma is accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists or The Guild of Holistic Therapists.  The qualifications are nationally recognised, but may not be accepted by all insurers, so it is important to check with your insurer before. The Guild do offer their own insurance, however, so all of The School Diploma qualifications are insurable by them, enabling you to work and carry out treatments.  Students will usually be required to complete a file of evidence, which may comprise of completing case studies, a set of questions, as well as carrying out observed practical assessments.  There is no external paper with The Schools Diploma.

NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

This course, priced at £1250, has become so popular that we are providing greater flexibility and increased training dates.  We still run the group on a Sunday, with just one place remaining for the January start, but we are now also offering the qualification across the working week.  Each element will be taught separately, so you will be able to book your training with greater flexibility.  If you would like more information on this course, or to book the one remaining January place, please call 07767794422.  We are able to offer payment plans with a non-refundable deposit paid, or we do take card payments.   

Workshops

As well as offering accredited qualifications, we also hold workshops for general interest, and in particular, courses that you are interested in.  If you would like us to run a workshop, for example applying your own make-up, gel polish, eyebrow shaping etc, then please do let us know.  A workshop that we are currently running is “Mediation and Visualisation for you and your client”.  This is a half day workshop that aims to teach you some easy exercises to use on yourself or to help your clients during their treatment to get the most out of their experience.  You will learn how to use visualisation for relaxation and for goal setting.  This workshop is priced at £100.  Another popular option is The Energy workshop, which aims to teach you how energy works and feels. During this workshop you will be taught how to balance chakras, ground yourself and your clients and to protect yourself from negative energy.  This session is also priced at £100.  For further details on these workshops, please call 07824 337333

Social Media Sites

If you haven’t already, then search for the Wiltshire School on facebook and like our page!  We are often looking for models to receive a treatment, and it’s the quickest way for us to get a message out to you. Please also feel free to post onto the page, if you are looking for equipment or have some to sell for example.

Find us on twitter by searching for @wsbht

SPECIAL WEBSITE OFFER

Our web designer Theresa Sheridan has a special offer for the months October and November who therapists wishing to have their own web presence.

  • A four page html website with hosting, domain name for £250.00 (vat not applicable) PLUS 500 FREE double sided business cards: £250.00 (month to month updates not included)*
  • A WordPress site with hosting, domaiin name PLUS 5,000 FREE single sided leaflets: £400.00*

*Hosting is charged thereafter on a annual basis after year 1.  Please call Theresa on 07727 276142 for further details.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you at our forthcoming events.

The WSBHT Team.