Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Amethyst as my training provider?
Amethyst Holistic Training offers fast track training to practitioner level in a wide range of holistic and beauty therapies.
We train small groups and individuals so training is highly personalised, ensuring one to one attention not found in large classes in a college situation.
Training is aimed at students who are new to therapies and also experienced therapists wishing to expand their range.
The professional but friendly, informal setting and individual tuition ensures a high standard of training delivery.
All courses are accredited by the Beauty Guild www.beautyguild.com
so are fully insurable.
Where does training take place ?
Barnsley - holistic courses at A Gentle Touch, S72 8LH
Cumbria - holistic courses in Whitehaven, CA28 7ES
Edinburgh/Fife - holistic and beauty courses in Dunfermline, Fife KY12 8XX
Glasgow - holistic and beauty courses G14 9UI
Hull - beauty, nail & holistic therapy courses - Tranquillity Beauty in Hessle, HU13 9HJ
Isle of Wight - beauty, nail and holistic courses - Beauty Necessities Retreat PO38 2NX
Newcastle - Tyne & Wear - holistic therapy courses, North Shields NE30 2DF
Newcastle - Tyne & Wear - beauty therapy courses, North Shields NE30 3HG
Norfolk - holistic and beauty courses at Indigo Beauty Therapy, Norwich NR5 0PN
North West - holistic and beauty courses, Kokoon Holistics, Bolton BL1 5GQ
Nottingham - holistic therapy courses - Heavenly Holistics NG21 0EQ
Stockton on Tees - beauty and holistic courses - TS19 0BS
South Wales - holistic and beauty courses, Merthyr Tydfil CF46 6BD
Swindon - nail courses - Holistic Touch Boutique, SN25 1SY
West Sussex - beauty and holistic therapy courses - Sompting near Worthing and Brighton BN15 9UG
Can I become a professional therapist once I’ve completed my course?
Yes, all courses run by Amethyst are accredited by the Beauty Guild
The Beauty Guild will insure all courses run by Amethyst
You will get £10 discount on your membership and insurance fee when you quote our unique code 10320.https://www.beautyguild.com/membership.asp?pcode=10320
Other insurance companies will recognise our courses but it is the responsibility of the student to check with their own insurance provider.
I need CPD points. Do Amethyst courses provide these?
Yes, our courses are awarded a number of CPD points by the Beauty Guild.
Students attending Refresher Courses will receive a certificate of attendance for their CPD portfolio.
What time do courses run?
Always check course start and finish times with your tutor.
Most one day courses start at 10.00 am, some tutors start earlier so please refer to your confirmation email or check with your tutor.
Please arrive by 9.55 but no earlier than 9.45 to allow time for set up.
Course finish time is usually around 4.00 but may vary.
If it is 1:1 we will finish earlier.
If there is an odd number of students in the class we may run over time.
Half day courses eg Lash & Brow Treatments usually start at 10 am and finish at 1 pm (unless specified otherwise).
Do I need to bring anything with me?
For most courses everything is provided for you - products, towels, oils etc.
You will receive a comprehensive manual containing all the theory and routine for the treatment you are learning.
For some courses you will need to purchase and bring a kit with you. This is specified on the course page. Please check with your tutor before booking and attending the course.
If you are studying Swedish Massage, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy or Reflexology you will need to provide a copy of your certificate in Anatomy & Physiology.
If you are studying Hot Stone Therapy you will need to provide a copy of your certificate in body massage.
Please bring a packed lunch unless your tutor has told you that lunch can be bought nearby to the venue. Tea and coffee are provided.
If you are doing a refresher course, you will need to bring a model, your original treatment routine and your certificate/s in the treatment/s you are refreshing.
For some courses and venues you will need to bring a model regardless of how many students on the course. Please check before attending.
What shall I wear?
If you have a salon uniform you can wear that, lots of students prefer to. If not, please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement for giving treatments especially for massage courses.
If you have long hair this needs to be tied up.
Nails should be clean, short and free of polish or extensions.
Jewellery should be restricted to small stud earrings and a wedding band.
I’m nervous about learning something new; any advice?
It is normal to feel a little anxious before we do something completely new to us. However, our tutors are all qualified teachers and are experts in their field. They will put you at your ease and ensure that you feel comfortable in your learning.
Relax and enjoy your course.
What happens if I can’t attend my course?
Please read Terms & Conditions
All fees are non-refundable
Is there a lot of theory or is the course ‘hands on’?
Amethyst courses are designed so that you learn essential theory including Health & Safety relevant to the subject and how to carry out a consultation. This part of the day usually takes 45 minutes - 1 hour.
The remainder of the day is practical so that you can learn your routine.
Is there any support after the course?
Your tutor will be available by email or phone if you have any questions after you have done the course.
Will I get my certificate on the day of the course?
The vast majority of students will pass their course and successful students will be sent their certificate by Head Office a few days after their course. Please allow 7-10 days for your certificate to arrive.
Occasionally a student may not pass. In this situation, case studies will be set and re-assessment arranged. There will be an extra charge for this.
Will you come to my salon to train staff?
Most Amethyst tutors will travel to do in-house training in your salon or therapy room. Travel time and fuel costs will be incurred; please discuss this with your tutor.
Still have questions? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.