For your peace of mind - Our Massage, Beauty and Spiritual Courses are insurable and recognised & registered with many Professional Bodies. Please check the individual course pages with regards to who accredits each course.
The school we promote for the Holistic Massage Course in Hertfordshire is ITEC registered and the one we promote in London is registered with BTEC and ITEC. This means you will be able to obtain insurance with our training and practice as a professional therapist.
Many of our courses are also registered with FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) For further information about our registration for our courses with FHT please check the bottom right section of this page.
Our Beauty Courses are recognised & registered with The GPBT (The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists) and BABTAC (the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology)
CPD Courses - Points
For our one day massage courses, 10 - 15 CPD course points has been awarded by the beauty guild and CMA, 10 points by FHT and 5 by Embody - please check with who you registered with for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.
All our courses have been awarded CPD points (Continuing Professional Development), each individual professional body awards different points for our courses so we advice you check when registering your training with them.
There are a certain amount of points required by the various bodies (IFPA, FHT etc) to ensure that members are up to date with various therapies. For example Aromatherapists are required every 3 years to keep their training in massage up to date and will look for CPD courses to be able to do this.
This makes our CPD courses available for the professional massage therapist or for a complete beginner. Each course page will state how many CPD points the Beauty Guild has awarded each course, please check with each individual professional body for their points for each course as they differ. Embody (CThA) have awarded our one day courses with 5 CPD credit points each.
The Guild's Insurance policy provides cover for Treatment, Public and Product liability with an indemnity limit of £6 million. Insurance cover is on an individual basis and allows you to work from home, mobile or in the salon.
Please note employers liability and contents cover is not included under the basic insurance and can be added as additional extensions.
The Guild's policy is designed specifically for beauty therapists, holistic therapists or nail technicians who hold Guild recognised qualifications in the treatments they wish to carry out.
They offer all Gateway students a £10 discount on therapist insurance.
Established in Gloucester in 1977, BABTAC are the premier UK association for beauty, as well as one of the longest standing and influential bodies for beauty and holistic therapies. We work 'not for profit' so our main concerns are the well-being of our members, regulation of the industry and public welfare. Headed by a council of industry professionals, we also offer unrivaled beauty expertise, a rigorous ethical code and a professional practice standard.
Our logo is a sign of confidence; whenever you see it, you can rest assured the therapist is a qualified professional, committed to excellence in the field as well as their continuing development as a professional.
BABTAC is the longest established and most widely recognised membership organisation in the beauty industry. We represent highly trained professionals who care about their clients and strive for continued professional development. We check the credentials of each and every beauty therapist, holistic therapist and hairdresser, so clients can feel safe when they see the BABTAC logo in the salon.
The Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) is the leading organisation representing Complementary Therapists in UK and Ireland. The CThA offers therapists a quarterly members magazine, the latest information on exhibitions and seminars, free membership of the UK’s largest online directory of complementary and beauty therapists; embodyforyou.com, access to local members groups for discussions on new treatments and a chance to meet professionals working in their own discipline and insurance.
About ABT and Towergate
We are proud to say that ABT and Towergate also accredit many of our courses for insurance so if you are already with one of these bodies for your therapist insurance it is likely you can add your training with us to your cover - please check with them first which ones they are happy to add for you.
The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) accept Gatewayworkshops™ courses as a Postgraduate courses, subject to the Federation of Holistic Therapists member having the prerequisite qualifications. These are indicated below if already registered with (FHT) to achieve an insurable status upon successful completion of the course.
Please note that all 1-day courses equate to 10 FHT CPPD points.
The following courses listed below have been accredited by FHT - Prerequisite Requirements for FHT acceptance:
The qualification gained from the following courses will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification: