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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Amethyst as my training provider for home study courses?

  • Amethyst Holistic Training offers home study training courses to practitioner level in holistic therapies. We have been training therapists since 2008.

  • Courses are accredited by IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists) so are fully insurable. 

  • Assignments are marked by Rachel Andrews, owner of Amethyst, not by a robot! So training is personalised, ensuring one to one attention.

  • Rachel's long experience in the holistic industry and in education ensures a friendly, informal setting and a high standard of training delivery. 

Will I get a certificate?

  • You will receive an e-certificate a few days after your course.

  • If you want a printed certificate, this will cost £10.

Can I get insurance to practise professionally on completion of my course?

  • Yes, our home study courses are accredited by IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists), so are fully insurable. 

  • IGCT recommend Towergate, Westminster and Wellbeing Insurance companies.

  • Other insurance companies will recognise our courses but it is the responsibility of the student to check with their own insurance provider.  

Why should I choose Amethyst for my editable training manuals?

  • Rachel's long experience in the holistic industry and in education ensures a professional, high standard of training manuals for all your holistic courses. Rachel qualified in Holistic Therapies in 1998 and has updated her cpd every year. She started teaching at Middlesbrough College in 2000, initially to students with learning disabilities, and then in mainstream holistic therapies.

  • In 2008, Rachel was made redundant and used the opportunity to set up Amethyst Holistic Training. Amethyst has been training students in fast track, accredited holistic and beauty therapy courses since then.

  • Rachel is now offering accredited home study courses in holistic therapies and editable training manuals.

Can I resell the manuals?

Can I add to or alter the manuals?

  • yes, you can add images (ensure they are licensed for use), your own treatment procedure, extra information - go aheadd and personalise your manuals!

Can I get the manuals accredited with any accrediting body?

  • Our editable manuals are based on the manuals we have used for teaching since 2008

  • They have all been accredited at some point by one or more of the following:

    • The Beauty Guild​

    • IGCT - International Guild of Complimentary Therapists

    • IPHM - International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

    • ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists

  • Accreditation guidelines can change over time and you may be asked to make a few small changes if deemed necessary by the accrediting body. We are not responsible for any requests or requirements set by your chosen accrediting body (see full Terms & Conditions).

Will I get my certificate on the day of the course?

Still have questions? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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