Popular questions

Our helpful tutors are happy to answer any questions you may have about BSY, our courses or our qualifications. Please call Freephone 0800 731 9271.
A list of popular questions are also provided here as a reference guide.

Are BSY courses recognised and accredited?

Yes, BSY’s training is monitored by specialised accreditation / recognition bodies including ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council), ABC, OCN and The Guild of Beauty Therapists.
BSY has achieved an ODLQC Mark of Quality, ensuring students receive quality training underpinned by a rigorous code of practice.

How can I learn these subjects from home? Do I need to attend college?

BSY’s courses are specifically written to help students learn relevant skills from the comfort of their own home. For practical courses, it is recommended that techniques are practiced on friends or family, which not only gives you confidence in the skills you are applying but also the opportunity to receive honest feedback. Practical training is available with some courses so you can learn directly from an experienced tutor and so we can assess your practical competence.

Can I practice after completing my chosen course?

If the course you have chosen to undertake is a practitioner level course, then yes. Graduates of our practitioner courses can arrange cover for professional liability insurance, which is essential to protect both you and your clients’ interests.
Our Professional Development qualifications can be studied as either a foundation qualification leading to further studies to attain a practitioner level, or as a way to gain additional skills and knowledge to expand your existing practice.

How long do the courses take?

We do not set time limits or deadlines so you can learn at your own pace. You are free to study when it suits you and your progress may therefore depend upon how much time you would like to commit to study.

What are the benefits of BSY’s distance learning courses?

Our courses fit easily around family, job and other commitments, they are designed to be studied at home, are clear and straightforward and regularly updated.
There are no time limits or deadlines so you can work at your own pace and in your own time.
Tutors can assist you with any queries, either by phone email or fax and are there to provide prompt expert feedback on your assignments.

Can I study a course even though I am overseas?

Yes, we have many students worldwide. If you are planning to become a Practitioner overseas, it is advisable to check the criteria demanded by the country you plan to practice in (if applicable) as it can differ from country to country.
Students enrolling from overseas are required to pay in one sum and are required to add £25 per course for postage (Europe £15.00).

When I qualify, what associations / regulatory organisation will I need to join before I start practicing?

There is no specific government regulating body for our course areas, so membership of any association is entirely optional and voluntary. There are several self-appointed and self-regulating associations, but there is no statutory requirement to join these. You will be required however to ensure you hold full professional liability cover in order to practice.

Do you offer any help for those on low incomes?

We offer a ‘pay as you go’ option whereby you can enrol with an initial deposit of £70 £50, followed by instalments which are paid promptly each month or with each assignment submitted, whichever is the sooner. If you would like to enrol using our ‘pay as you go’ option, please visit our enrolment page.
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