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Beauty Guild Accredited Courses

Discussion in 'General Therapies' started by rackyp83, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. rackyp83

    rackyp83 New Member

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    Hi people

    I'm looking at furthering my training to be able to offer more treatments to my clients. In particular I have been looking at doing a 3 dayer indian head massage through a beauty guild accredited course.
    Then I'd like to do stone therapy massage, ear candling and possibly some sort of facial massage course.

    Has anyone else been on a beauty guild accredited course? If so, how did you rate it.
    I've checked insurance wise and I would be covered.

    Courses are expensive to do so I need to keep costs down as much as possible, but at the same time I don't want to waste my time and money on rubbish courses. I have been on a 1 day indian head massage course quite a few years ago now but it was a bit naff to be honest.

    I'm in the Barnsley/Wakefield/Huddersfield area so if anyone knows of anywhere local, let me know! :D

    Cheers guys x
     
  2. maychang

    maychang New Member

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    The guild courses are recognised for most insurance companies.
     
  3. rackyp83

    rackyp83 New Member

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    Have you attended of the courses? What did you reckon to them?
     
  4. maychang

    maychang New Member

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    any course approved by the Guild has been checked by them before its accepted for accreditation.
    Each individual training school is responsible for their own standards, so can't comment on it as a whole.
    I have attended many short courses approved by the Guild, each course has its own merits and some weren't so good but that was down to the trainer and the manual.
     
  5. Catherina

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    The Guild accredited the IHM Course I did with Gateway Workshops and it was a fab one day course. Insurable and Accredited by The Guild, BABTAC, Towergate etc.
    The one day Beauty Facial Course was excellent as well.
    Great manuals and Great Tutors
     
  6. Energylz

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    Old thread!

    However, I'm surprised that anybody would consider going on a one day course and feeling that was appropriate to then get any insurance to then going practicing that on the public.
     
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  7. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    Yes this would seem good if you have only just got into therapies. When you do longer and more in depth training courses, you will suddenly realise how limiting one day courses can be.

    For example, when I did IHM, I did a 50 hour training course (3 hours per week for 17 weeks) with case studies, a written exam and a practical exam. The probability that some one doing a course of this depth being able to provide a decent service over a one day workshop is extremely high.

    Another typical one day course out there is Indonesian/Balinese massage with dippy accreditation. When I did Indonesian massage, it was a full 6 day long course (including the practical exam by an external examiner) and 20 case studies, and to get on the course you had to have a level 3 anatomy qualification plus a core therapy.

    These one day courses are fine for skill development but they are in no way proper practitioner qualifications!
     
  8. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    Balen's accepted my 2 day IHM course and gave me insurance
     
  9. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    You can get insurance for any therapy if you are prepared pay the premium based on risk. The risk for IHM is going to be lower than say Chinese wet cupping techniques.

    I would imagine in your case Sally being a pharmacist, therefore studying physiology, medicine etc and having a proper state recognised professional registration, suggests you are of low risk ;)
     
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  10. vikki15uk

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    Be very careful of this company. My 16 month old daughter was rushed into hospital the night before my course with suspected meningitis. After tests she was diagnosed with Retrovirus which is highly contagious and placed on antibiotics, on the way home at 4am in the morning my 8yr old son took an asthma attack so ended back at hospital where he was nebulised. We got him with him after X-rays where he was given antibiotics and steroids. I contacted the tutor at 9am to explain what had happened and could my course be rescheduled to a different date. I was tots by the tutor she would see what she could do but contacted 15 minutes later saying she had spoke to Gateway Workshops and they had said no she couldn't reschedule due to 10 day cancellation policy yet Gateway terms and conditions state the tutor is responsible for all dealings with the course as they are only a booking agent. No compromise on behalf of the tutor or Gateway so if you book a course specifically in Falkirk and have exceptional circumstances this company will quite happily pocket your money. This is not sour grapes as I have done 2 previous courses with this company but be very careful.
     
  11. Bekki219

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    I think all companies have the same terms regarding illness, whether of yourself or a family member. You have been happy with them for your previous training. You are obviously a caring mum and I hope your children get better soon
     
  12. JoJo2504

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    That's really not very fair to sign up just to slate a company, does sound like sour grapes to me!

    But regardless of circumstances, it does state that it isn't refundable, I am sure Trading Standards state the same, there is a whole lot of stuff on this on their website (see below about cancelling on the day). You must have ticked the terms and conditions, did you read it ? I know a lot of people don't but you really should.

    4. If you do not turn up on the day or you cancel your attendance on the course day and/or have given no written notice that you will not be attending the course, then the full course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.



     
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  13. vikki15uk

    vikki15uk New Member

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    it's not about slating the company. I have done 2 previous courses with this company and regardless of terms and conditions, every company has discretion on there side. I had exceptional circumstances, it wasn't a matter of just not turning up. I also had every intention of doing further courses with them so in my opinion under the exceptional circumstances and the fact I was an ongoing pupil having did previous courses a goodwill gesture would have went a long way to keeping my good opinion about the company. The tutor should never have told me she would see what she could. do knowing she was going to come back quoting terms and conditions.
     
  14. JoJo2504

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    I have trained with Gateway a few times and they are amazing, I've also trained with other massage and beauty companies who also have the same terms and conditions. It's not about having the expectation of them having to do anything and often it's in the way you ask I'm sure companies who be in chaos if they didn't stick to the rules as some people don't tell the truth, so even though you had a horrible situation there cannot be one rule for one and something different for you that wouldn't be fair on anyone else and if you didn't agree with their terms you didn't have to book with them! I know for me they excel in what they do and are amazing, they work in the same way as other schools but I'm guessing if you had an unrealistic expectation that wasn't met you will then go on a public forum and slate a company, some forums like Salon Geek won't allow that as they know companies get slated for things that really are just trading laws, it's come to something when people need to post negative things about a wonderful company because clearly they are used to getting their own way! You only have to see all the good feedback on this forum and Salon Geek to know how good Gateway are at their training!!
     
  15. JoJo2504

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    Salon Geek barred the same post for its negativity and it's a shame some forums seem to be a platform to be negative and be allowed to damage company reputations, if however you look at the other forums there's plenty of people who have actually attended many courses with Gateway who sing their praises and are not the usual haters!
     
  16. vikki15uk

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    And you are obviously a tutor with this company. I had 2 enjoyable courses with this company and I have agreed all companies have to have terms and conditions. If it was myself who went down with a cold then fair enough but under exceptional circumstances which are impossible to predict then a bit of come and go with the company. If the tutor falls I'll or misses her train or can't make it your course is rescheduled or refunded. I am entitled like anyone else to review a company and on this occasion warn people of this crowds terms and conditions that if there house burns down then tough. Be careful of the unrealistic 10 day policy where other companies are more realistic with there terms being 48 hours and are also realistic to exceptional circumstances happening.
     
  17. JoJo2504

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    No I am not a tutor, you can check, and why are you saying about houses burning down, in light of whats happened recently in London that's a pretty awful thing to say, I am shocked!!


    Gateway have won the Guild bests training company for the last 3 years for a reason as it's voted by the students for their courses and customer training. They also train all of Bobbi Browns UK staff, Channel 4 make up artists for Hollyoaks and all the big salons and hotels and if a days course is not enough you can come back free of charge to do it again who else offers that! At their loss too as they stand by wanting students to be happy when they could be taking paying students but offer that place to a returning student for free! I know many people who have trained with Gateway and been delighted I won't hesitate to go back!
     
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  19. JoJo2504

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    Why don't you go sing your praises somewhere else, gateway workshops must be paying you well to not believe that a company never receives negative feedback, get a grip!! This tutor messed up in a telephone conversation with myself when she told me if it was up to her she would have rescheduled, read there terms and condition that you like to quote, Gateway Network are solely a booking agent and the tutor is wholly responsible. I did praise them in that I enjoyed 2 courses with them but in future will go back to the Beauty School!!

    Don't message me with your grievances, I am not stupid I know that they have received negative reviews, I can read, stop comparing your Childs cold to the Grenfell Towers fire, and signing up as I said to slag off a company, awful person you are, if you are indeed Vikki !
     
  20. vikki15uk

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    I never said anything about there courses as I have been on 2 courses this would have been my third. My issue is the unrealistic expectation they have that exceptional circumstances sometimes do happen and it's sometimes nice for a company with such a reputation to say "no what, this was exceptional and you are a returning customer 2 times over so no what we will use our customer service skills to accept that face and reschedule, they lose nothing by doing it.
     

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