If you are a beginner, this is your starting point as this home-study course is a vital foundation for your holistic and beauty business or career.
Many fast track holistic and beauty courses only equip beginners with the knowledge and skills to perform treatments and skim over the surface of health and safety and business legislation. This leaves newly qualified holistic and beauty therapiests unaware of their legal obligations and they are unwittingly legally vulnerable.
This course will provide you with the essential legal knowledge and core therapist skills to start your business as a Holistic and Beauty Therapist.
Once you have completed this course, you can move on to any of the intermediate holistic and beauty treatment courses that I offer.
This course is not for therapists who are already trained and experienced in any other holistic or beauty therapies unless it was a long time ago and you would like to do this course as a refresher.
This is a home-study course and includes an in-depth manual and 1 written assessment
Code of Professional Conduct
Systems for e.g. for appointments, consultations, payments, safe storage of client's data
Health and Safety
Health and Safety Policy
Health and Safety General Risk Assessments & Procedures
Control of Substances Harmful to Health COSHH Risk Assessments
COVID-19 Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments
Other Health and Safety Legislation
Hygiene: Good Practice
Common Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Infections
Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sterilising
Skin Testing: Patch Testing and Thermal Testing
Business Legislation for Therapists
Working with children under the age of 16 and vulnerable adults
Consumer Contracts legislation - for example if you have a website and sell online
Trade Descriptions Act
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
Basic Employment Laws
Basic information on how to register as self-employed, as a sole trader, partnership or limited company
As you can see, there is much more to being a Holistic or Beauty Therapist than just performing treatments! However, don't be put off as once you are aware of the law, have your procedures and systems in place, you can focus on learning about the gorgeous treatments that you would like to learn and offer to your clients.
The Home Study is done via Google Classrooms, a Google account is required to access the material
All course material is provided in a variety of formats, written and audio.