FAQ’s

If you cannot find the answer to your question here please contact us.

When does the next course start?

The next course starts on 9 February 2020, it is a reflexology course. We are currently putting together dates for Reiki, massage and Aromatherapy so please keep visiting us for updates. Alternatively get in touch via our contact form. Places are limited and early registration is advised to be sure of your place.

What Qualifications do I need to start the course?

You will need a reasonable command of English.  A can do attitude and interest in the subject is of great importance.

Do I need to be resident in Kent?

Although our school is based in Kent, you do not need to be resident in Kent to attend.  Most courses take place at weekends and so you can travel down and stay in the beautiful countryside of Kent whilst enjoying your study.

What if I’m unable to attend all of the sessions?

We do advise that you do attend all of the sessions to get the most out of your study.  If there is a reason that you will miss part of the course please discuss with the school to create a solution.

Do I need to take an exam?

The course consists of reflexology practical, reflexology theory and anatomy and physiology. There is also a short nutrition module. Assessment is observational practical examination and written reflexology and anatomy and physiology examinations.

Does this lead to a career?

Our Level 3 qualifications are internationally recognised and will qualify you to work either as an employee or to continue supervised practice so that you may become a self employed practitioner in your chosen field. 

Who is this course for?

This course is for students new to complementary therapies and existing practitioners wishing to up-skill or add the treatments that they offer.

Why study with New Skills for Change?

Our classes are small, with no more than 10 students. We can offer ‘live’ training at our head office, King Street Therapy Rooms, which is a working clinic. Students will be invited to participate by working on existing clients who use the centre therefore helping the student to develop their skills and experience what it is like to work in a clinic. Client treatments can be used as part of the students case study requirement.

All of our tutors are working in the industry and are up to date with new trends, they all hold a recognised teaching qualification.

We pride ourselves in being friendly and approachable.  Students should expect to be supported throughout their course and we are committed to ensuring that they are. 

What is an ITEC qualification?

The ITEC qualification is internationally recognised. This means that if you want to practice abroad if you hold this qualification you will be able to. ITEC qualifications are highly respected and recognised as being a qualification that will give the student in-depth and expert knowledge of their subject. 

How can I use my qualification?

There are many ways in which students can progress after they have gained their qualification. Many more companies are using complementary therapists to offer wellbeing programmes to their staff and bring in a therapist or group of therapists to work within the company for a day. This would normally be on a self employed basis and sessional, meaning that they would be hired for a set session ie 4 hours. The NHS is recognising the benefits of complementary therapy for their patients more and more and it is not uncommon for midwives to recommend a therapy for mums to be. Palliative care, oncology and stress and depression clinics are all agreeing to patients using complementary therapy to help them while they are being treated. Hotels and spas now offer treatments as standard and employ complementary therapists as part of their team. There are many paths to using your qualification and this is a very exciting time for new and established therapists.

Should the student decide that they want to add to their qualification and study another therapy after qualifying the anatomy and physiology component may not have to be studied or examined again. This part of the course may be transferable to other ITEC courses including sports massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and Reiki.