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BSY: are they any good?

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  1. mindy

    mindy New Member

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    I'm interested in studying Nutrition, as a Kitchen Manager, and someone who potentially wants to open my own 'health' conscious cafe, I ideally want to have some proper studying under my belt. I've read books, but I'd like to take my understanding to the next level. I've looked around the internet, but I'm bombarded with info, and I was hoping someone out there can give me a clue!
    Is the BSY group nutrition course worthwhile? How about any other courses in the Leeds area?
    All opinions will be greatfully received!
     
  2. Kachina

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Hi Mindy

    Welcome to HP
    BSY: are they any good...bit of a loaded question on these forums, some people like BSY others have a very low opinion of them.
    I have studied with BSY and have never had any problems with them whatsoever, others however will disagree...might I suggest you put BSY into the HP search button at the top of the forums...this will lead you to many topics all ready covered on BSY

    stormdeva x
     
  3. allie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Hi
    I was thinking about doing the same course. I've heard good things about them so will book I think.
    At the moment, BSY are offering 'buy one get one free' on course if you book by 31st October.
    Allie:)
     
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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Good luck with your chosen couse Allie

    stormdeva x
     
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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    buy one get one free??????? is this true????
     
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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Ive just phoned BSY to confirm and its true. buy one get one free until 31st october.
     
  7. Kachina

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Yes Periwinkle it is, you pay for the higher valued one, and get the other free...I did it myself last year, and am still working my way through the courses, but it is only for a limited time and quite genuine www.bsygroup.co.uk

    stormdeva x
     
  8. allie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Hi All
    The 'buy one get one free' idea is pretty good as they have a couple of courses I want to do, just have to decided which ones now:eek:
    Know for certain the nutrition one, but what else[sm=scratchchin.gif]

    Allie:)
     
  9. Gussie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    I find them to be quite expensive given that there is no face to face tuition, the only thing you need to be aware of is that your course is recognised by whoever you want to be insured with and that the syllabus suits your own needs. My insurer (as a therapist) will not accept homestudy courses so I haven't taken any on. For other industries and insurers this isn't the case. Another note is I've heard the best nutrition courses are BANT registered ones, not totally sure what this ensures though, I know Kevala.co.uk used to be and it was online / homestudy too. Go with your gut instinct, if this one feels right for you.
     
  10. mindy

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    I think having looked about, I'd prefer to do a course with some tutor contact. I've emailed central college in Leeds, about an ITEC diploma in Nutrition, if anybody has any experience with this college, or course I'd love to hear form you!
    Thankyou all for your replies, it has been helpful!
     
  11. Kachina

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Tutor contact is available at the end of the phone line with BSY, as it is with most home correspondance courses....
    Many courses though do need 'hands on' experience and again with BSY if it is required they do have w/end meetings in either Devon or London...depending on the course you wish to study

    stormdeva x
     
  12. allie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Hi All
    I contacted IGPP to check if I would be covered if I completed some of the BSY courses, and they said NO as it was a home-study course.
    I can understand in a way but aren''t you meant to do a lot of home-study for college courses ect. anyway?

    It's a shame as BSY have that offer on as well at the moment.

    Oh well, have to enrol at a college now just so I can be insured.

    Thanks, finished whinging now

    Allie:)
     
  13. allie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Hi
    I called BSY and they gave me the number of their insurance people, Medical Auxiliary 0161 797 2525.
    I spoke with them and they comfirmed that if you are already qualified as a therapist they will cover you. If not, then you would need to attend one of the study days also.
    Insurance for cover up to a million would be £75.50, higher cover would be £98.15.

    Think I will book my courses now.

    Allison:D
     
  14. M!

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    HI

    I am doing my nutritional course with Premier health and fitness - it is a 3 years programme where you do 4 modules with the last one clinicial based so that you are being taught in the environemnt you want to work in - It is all regulated and is BANT registered, best to look on the BANT website as they have loads of courses both distance and face to face.

    I have been told 3 years is the optimum time to get a true nutrition degree which enables you to study human anatomy so that you are utilising the best for your client, and gives you case studies to do so that you are doing consultations as you go through the course and learning how to write these up properly, but a general course should be ok if you just need an overview.

    Good luck with your course.

    With love

    maria
     
  15. gypsy21

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    hmm maybe their coursework is good but as for efficiency, customer service forget it, If youhave a problem - forget it, the Principal is so rude, I have waited nearly 2 months for arefund having followed their T&C's by the book, they do not! shocking!
     
  16. poppyfields

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Words to describe a BSY course:

    pointless
    superficial
    insignificant
    uninspiring
    needless
    patronising
    drivel
    useless
    not-worth-the-paper
     
  17. Azalia

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Just a quick note to add on the end here...there's a thread at the top of this forum addressing all aspects of distance learning.

    A shortcut here: All about correspondance courses

    Hope that covers everything!
     
  18. Angelic Light

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    I have started 2 courses with BSY and they seem to be really great so far. The courses are Magnet Therapy and Anatomy and Physiology. I have just ordered another 2 courses with them on their current 2 for 1 offer, which expires at the end of Feb 07 I think. They are Hot Stone Therapy and Applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Love Catherine xxx
     
  19. Gussie

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Quite simply, it depends what you're studying. For instance, for nutrition, much of that can be learnt fromresearch, you build your own confidence in your studies. If you're able to commit the time to do this, then brilliant. But you should do case studies to see the benefits in action.

    However, if you're planning to do something a little more hands on, such as a massage - are you going to choose the therapist who learnt via distance or the one with concrete, in class experience and training?
     
  20. Magno

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    RE: BSY: are they any good?

    Well done for choosing a good course in Magnet Therapy:D, I did my Magnet Therapy and A & P with BSY Group, so if you need any help just PM or e-mail me.

    Once you have completed your Magnet Therapy course and would like to do a hands on Magnet Therapy course, let me know and I will give you the contact details of a lady that runs a course that is recognised by 'The Complementary Medical Association'.
     

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