Your Route To Professional Practice


From novice to advanced training, Phoenix Holistic, & Complementary Therapy Training School not only provides initial training but will also help support you to gain employment and develop businesses. We specialise in helping women return to the workplace in a flexible and rewarding industry where all previous skills can be utilised.  We celebrate the more mature learner understanding the constraints of juggling a family with working life.

The School has three times been recognised by two of the biggest leaders of post 16 educational establishments for their contribution to education and lifelong learning, winning awards in 2004, 2005 and 2010. You can be sure that your future is our priority; we offer you more than a qualification, it is a complete learning experience.

You will be taught in small classes with specialised tuition in all aspects of the industry from client consultation through to treatment management and with work experience opportunities throughout your training  you can  develop confidence and skills for as long as you need to, this will help make you one of the most competent therapists within our industry.

You want the best qualifications; we offer you City & Guilds qualifications, which are renowned worldwide for their rigour and consistency. Insurable diplomas and certificates just will not suffice in this competitive and increasingly demanding industry. You will be taught by specialist educators for beauty, holistic and nail technology and work with the most sophisticated techniques and products helping you to become the best they can be. When you enrol at Phoenix, you can remain a student until you qualify and are encouraged to continue to use all the support available.

The City & Guilds brand is recognised by 99% of employers and with a ‘City & Guilds’ you can travel the world – the qualifications are offered in over 80 countries across the globe.

The range of qualifications is built around employer needs so you will be in a good position to find a job with a City & Guilds qualification.

City & Guilds has over 130 years of experience in vocational education, having been created in response to the needs of businesses to develop a pipeline of well-trained talent. They’re continually built on that heritage to create vocational services that continue to meet the changing needs of businesses in the UK and around the world.

They work with over 10,000 centres worldwide and almost 2 million individuals trust City & Guilds with their futures every year.

With these beauty therapy qualifications, you will get the skills you need to be a successful Beauty Therapist, Make-Up Artist or Nail Technician in a Salon or Spa.

You will develop essential skills like customer service skills and health and safety skills and will learn to work well in the Salon environment.

There are also short qualifications covering one particular skill – things like stone therapy or applying artificial nails.

The Beauty Therapy qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or advancing a beauty therapy career.

You do not need to be working in the industry already. There are options to suit experienced technicians and people with no previous experience. You may be a young learner or an adult.

The qualification is delivered by learning through practice on each other to start with however quickly move on to real paying clients so that you become confident and experienced in dealing with realistic working practices which employers are looking for.

The qualification is assessed through practical and theory assessments. In preparation for these final assessments there is directed independent study required which will take approximately 4-5 hours per week.

The practical assessment is only completed once you feel really confident and has completed a certain number of treatments, received feedback and have developed the skills required. The practical assessment is graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Each course that we offer is a qualification in its own right which will ensure that any insurance company will recognise it and will allow you membership of any professional association.

As we train adults, we recognise that you come with life skills that don’t need to be re-taught, just utilised within each area of learning. The industry is so diverse that qualifications cannot always keep up, so we will work with you to create your own Individual Learning Plan (ILP).  Rather than look at a full Diploma program, we help you create a learning plan which ensures you spend the time learning the skills you need to build a business or gain employment

Phoenix also offers bespoke training to allow a cost effective route to a regulated qualification.  You wont have to go back tot he beginning if you have skills and knowledge that we can build upon.


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