At Gentle Touch Therapy Training College we can provide you with:
- Accredited training to practitioner level
- Fast-track one-day to 7-day courses
- A wide range of massage, holistic and beauty therapy courses
- Small group and individual training
- High standards of professional training
- In-house training at your salon or therapy rooms
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Course bookings can be made right up to the to the course date. However if booking less than 7 days before please check with us before paying your Booking Fee that there is still availability on the course. As we limit courses to 4 students courses are often fully booked.
Payments: You are paying a non-refundable BOOKING FEE ONLY to book your course. The balance is payable to the tutor who will contact you with instructions on how to pay.
Booking Fees should be paid on booking. The balance must be paid to the tutor at least 10 days before the course date.
Bookings made within 10 days of the course date should be paid in full at the time booking.
If paying by a booking fee or balance by cheque, this should be done at least 10 days before the start of the course to allow time for cheques to clear.
If not paid by 10 days before the course date you no longer have a place on the course and your booking fee is forfeited.
We will endeavour to contact you when this date is approaching but it is your responsibility to ensure that you diarise this date and adhere to this condition.
Course cancellation: In the event of a genuine reason for cancellation a request for transfer to a later course will of course be considered.
In the event of a complete cancellation by a student you will lose your booking fee.
If you cancel your course less than 7 days before the course date, you will lose your deposit and balance payment. If you wish to rebook, the full course fee will be charged and must be paid at the time of rebooking of the new date.
Failure to attend a course: If you fail to attend a course without notice and without a genuine reason your full course fee is lost. A doctor’s letter or copy of a sick note will be required if sickness is the reason for non-attendance. Only your own sickness or that of a spouse or child will cover this condition. If you wish to rebook, the full course fee will be charged and must be paid in full at the time of re-booking the new date.
Change of date: With good notice (ie no later than 7 days before the course date), your tutor may be willing to change the date of your course. However, for changes made with less than 7 days notice, a charge of £50 will be made.
Delayed courses: All courses must be taken within 6 months of the booking fee being paid. Any longer delay in taking the courses will result in the booking fee being forfeited and the full course fee being payable to take the course.
Anatomy & Physiology and other distance learning courses must be paid in full at the time of booking and will not be refunded. These are home-study courses and can be studied at your leisure up to 6 months after booking. If not completed within 6 months an additional fee may be paid to extend the course – £50 for the first 3 months and £15 for each subsequent month. If not compelted within 12 months the full course fee must be payable again (No discounts will apply at this stage.)
Assessment of Reflexology and Aromatherapy Diplomas: Students have 6 months from initial training date to complete case studies and assessment otherwise you must repeat days 1&2 at further cost.
Assessment of other courses: The vast majority of students will pass their course on the day. The courses are designed as intensive courses to be learned quickly. However, occasionally a student may not meet the required standard to pass. In this situation, students will need to return for extra practice of a treatment/ routine and re-assessment. An extra charge may be made for this.
Insurance: It is the student’s responsibility to check with their own insurance provider that they will recognise our courses for insurance purposes.
Many of our courses are accredited by the Beauty Guild who offer insurance (underwritten by Hiscox Insurance). A discount is available to you as a Gentle Touch student if you quote our code number: 10444.
Courses are also accredited by:
Professional Beauty Direct http://online.professionalbeautydirect.co.uk
Complementary Medical Association The-CMA.Org.UK
International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine: https://www.iphm.co.uk/
We are also affiliated with Westminster Indemnity: https://westminster-indemnity.net/wi/?Introducer=8101
Please check on the page “Accreditation” to check which organisation accredits the course you wish to take.
Copyright: Gentle Touch Therapy Training College holds copyright for manuals supplied during training. These must not be copied or used in any way. Please respect this right.
Timing of courses: Timing of classes is at the tutor’s discretion. Our courses start at 10am, unless we have arranged a different time direct with you. Classes can and do end earlier/later than stated depending on size, odd student numbers and other factors. If it is to be taught on a one-to-one basis we often finish earlier.
Refresher courses: You may refresh skills in up to two subjects maximum on your refresher day (subject to tutor approval) and excepting Aromatherapy and Reflexology – these need a full day each.
You are required to provide your certificates before attendance on the day. Please bring your notes for your procedure/routine so that you can refresh your treatment as it has been taught to you.
1:1 training: If you specifically request 1:1 training an extra charge may be made. This is entirely at the tutor’s discretion.
Courses will still run if there is only one student but you will need to bring a friend or family member to practise on. It is the responsibility of the student to find a model. Tutors may try and provide models if you are finding it difficult to bring one yourself.
Models: All models must be over 18, in good health and not have any contraindications. If your model does have any contra-indications the course will not be able to go ahead until the model is in good health or an alternative model is found. You will be sent an email with contra-indications relevant to the procedure you are learning. Models for waxing must be prepared to have ALL necessary areas waxed, in order for your to pass the course.
Lash Perm and Lash & Brow Tinting courses: For health and safety reasons a patch test MUST be carried out 48 hours prior to this course. This can be done either at the training venue if you live nearby or by purchasing your own kit. If you are the only student on the course you must carry out the patch test on your model and bring your kit with you on the training day.
Lost items – Gentle Touch Therapy Training College takes no responsibilities for any valuables or possessions or vehicles whilst you are on our premises.