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Start your own Complementary Health Business

Start Your Own Complementary Health Business

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in starting your own complmentary health business to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

If you are thinking about setting up your own consultancy, this course will guide you through the entire process.  From creating a business plan to raising finance, buying equipment and finding clients, the course also covers all the regulatory bodies you need to consider.


  • Lesson One
    • Welcome!
    • Introduction
    • Writing a Business Plan
      • How to Begin
      • Making Money
      • What Should I Charge?
      • What are my Costs?
      • Finding your Margin
      • Cash Flow Forecasts
      • Is there a Market?
      • First-hand Advice – Consider a Pilot Scheme
    • In Summary
  • Lesson Two
    • Raising Finance
      • Introduction
      • Finance to Get Started
      • Your Bank
      • Finance to Buy Equipment
      • Special Loans and Grants
      • Other Sources of Cash
      • How Not to Raise Finance
      • First-hand Advise – Start Small
    • In Summary
  • Lesson Three
    • Finding Premises
      • Introduction
      • Working from Home
      • Travelling to Clients
      • Renting Space
      • Sharing Premises
      • First-hand Advice – on Partnerships
      • Getting your own Premises
      • First-hand Advice – View More than Once
    • Fitting Out your Treatment Room
      • Equipment
    • In Summary
  • Lesson Four
    • Finding Clients
      • Introduction
      • The Basics
      • The Press
      • What to do When a Journalist Visits
      • Advertising
      • Promotions
      • Speaking Engagements
      • Shop Front
      • GP Surgeries
      • Similar Businesses
      • Business-to-Business
      • Notice boards
      • Organise an Open Day
      • Repeat Business
  • Lesson Five
    • Organising Yourself
      • Introduction
      • The Basics
      • Simple Book Keeping
      • Other Bookkeeping
      • Petty Cash
      • Your Money and the Businesses’ Money
      • Accepting Payment
      • Security
      • Relationships with your Suppliers
      • Credit from Suppliers
      • Taking a Holiday
      • What about your own Health?
    • In Summary
  • Lesson Six
    • The Client’s Session
      • Introduction
      • The Initial Consultation
      • Confidentiality
      • Sessions
      • Goals
      • You and Your Client
      • Concluding the Treatment
    • In Summary
  • Lesson Seven
    • Business Basics
      • Introduction
      • Dealing with the Bank Manager
      • Professional Indemnity Insurance
      • Other Insurance
      • Your Accountant
      • Sole Trader or Limited Company?
      • Pension
      • Solicitors
      • Health, Safety and Fire Regulations
      • Trading Standards Office
      • Environmental Health Department
      • Estate Agents
      • VAT
    • In Summary

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 8 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £270 £250 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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