How to Book and FAQ

How do I book?
 
Click here to book and pay for your course.

FAQ

What are your booking terms?
 
Please see our Booking Terms page.
 
Can I book at the last minute?

Yes.  We take online bookings up to 48 hours before the course start date.

How soon do I have to register?

The earlier the better!  Our massage and beauty training course places are strictly limited and we never compromise our tutor-to-student ratio.

Can I book on the day of the course?

Regrettably, no.  Courses have to be booked and paid for in advance of the course date.

How do I know there is space available on a course?

All dates shown have availability unless marked "Course Full". 

How can I pay for my course?

Please pay online here - we accept all major debit and credit cards. 

Are your prices fully inclusive?

Yes.  The price you see on our website is the price you pay.  If kits are extra this is clearly stated in the course details.

When and where do your massage and beauty courses run?

Please visit our Dates and Venues page for London and UK venue details and a full list of our scheduled dates.

Who are you accredited by?

The professional bodies who accredit our courses are well recognised in the industry, and you can read all about them on the Accreditation page.

Can I get insurance after the course?

Yes.  You have many insurance options and full details are included in your course pack.

Will having a London Therapists Diploma enable me to get a job?

Yes.  Many owners of beauty salons and spas employ therapists holding our Diplomas. Indeed, every year many salons send their own therapists to us and we do a lot of in-house training too.

Will I have to remove my nail extensions to attend a course?

Yes. Students must remove extensions, polish, etc and have nails very short, particularly for massage courses.  There are some exceptions for beauty courses (such as Nail Technician), but students will have to work in gloves and cut extensions short.  

Do I have to buy any extra books?

For some courses students will be asked to purchase an A & P book at a cost of £18.99 to fulfill Guild accreditation criteria.

What should I consider when choosing a massage training school?

Ask whether the course will enable you to obtain membership and insurance with one of the therapy associations.  Will the course still run if there are not enough students?  What kind of support does the school give to students after they have taken the course?

Why are your courses shorter and more competitively priced than those run by some other massage and beauty colleges?

Fast-track training in small groups of students who really want to learn speeds things up considerably.  Although we cover the essential theory most of the training is practical, and at home you are expected to undertake further study and do lots more practice, which you would otherwise do during college time.

What are CPD points?

CPD is an abbreviation for Continuous Professional Development.  If you are a member of a professional therapy organisation they will sometimes require you to undertake regular training to maintain your membership. This often works on a points system, with different numbers of points awarded for different courses.

How old do I have to be to take one of your courses?

You have to be aged 18 or over to attend our courses, proof of which may be requested.

Will I get plenty of practice on the day?

Yes. Firstly your tutor will cover theory: background, client consultation, contraindications, insurance options and health and safety.  For the rest of the day you will both give and receive the therapy as you practice with your fellow students.  The emphasis is very much on practical training, and you will be taught how to practice the therapy safely and effectively.

What time do the massage and beauty courses start and finish?

Start and finish  times depend on the course you attend. Most one-day courses begin at 10am and finish at around 4.30pm.  For venues offering 1-2-1 tuition times are shorter.  Classes can and do finish earlier depending on size, odd or even student numbers and other factors.

Will the course still run if there are not enough students?

Our minimum requirement for student numbers varies from venue to venue.  If two students are booked onto a date, or if you're the only student booked and you can bring a practice partner with you, we can often still go ahead with the course.

What happens if you have to cancel a course?

In the event that minimum student numbers have not been met we will transfer you onto the next date that's convenient for you at no extra charge.  We will always give you at least 48 hours notice of a cancellation,  and if no other date suits you we will issue you with a full refund of any monies paid.

What kind of support do you give students after they've attended one of your courses?

We offer full post-course support to every student, and we positively encourage our students to keep in touch with us.

What should I wear?

Clothing should be comfortable with short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up. Jewellery (except wedding rings) must be removed, so for safekeeping we recommend that you leave most jewellery at home. Hair must be secured away from the face. Nails should be clean and short, without varnish or extensions.

When will I receive my Diploma, and is it awarded automatically?

You will receive your massage or beauty Diploma on the day of your course, assuming you pass the visual assessment.  Our Diplomas state that students have "successfully attained the required standard". When we feel that a student has not reached this and would benefit from more practice they are asked to re-do the course on the next date that has a spare place available at a cost of £75.  If further training is required after this you will be asked to pay in full to re-take the course.

English is not my first language. Will I be able to take the course?

If English is not your first language and you feel that you may have difficulties understanding parts of the course, please discuss this with us prior to the course so that we can help to make it as beneficial as possible for you.  Students unable to understand or speak English will not be permitted to attend courses without the assistance of a suitably qualified interpreter, at the student's expense.