Fully recognised and insurable courses

Natural Therapy Studio are accredited and recognised College and training school.
Our Diploma courses enable you to practice professionally and gain membership and insurance. Though the Guild our courses follow the guidelines set by the National Occupational Standards

Our courses are registered and accredited with the UK governing bodies the CMA - (Complementary Medical Association) The Guild of Holistic/Professional Beauty Therapists and IICT (International institute for complimentary therapists) & accreditation with insurance ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) PBD (Professional Beauty Direct) & Westminster Indemnity insurance. Also insurance can be gained with Balens & Towergate. This allows you to obtain insurance and practice on the general public and be able to charge in the UK & Ireland for your service.

Course Accreditation & Insurance

The Guild of Holistic/Beauty Therapists (http://www.beautyguild.com/)
The Complementary Medicine Association (www.the-cma.org.uk)
International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (http://www.iict.co.uk/)
Professional Beauty Direct Insurance (www.professionalbeauty.com)
ABT Insurance (www.abtinsurance.co.uk)
Westminster Indemnity Insurance (http://westminster-indemnity.net/wi/index.php?Introducer=1420)

The CMA was established in early 1995, in response to the overriding lack of public and medical knowledge about the complementary medical profession.
The Complementary Medical Association (CMA) aim is to promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession.
The CMA represents the interests of just over 15,000 practitioners in various categories - including students and 100 college members with additional organisations approaching us regularly. The CMA is great news for professional practitioners, ethical colleges and patients who demand and expect excellence in every aspect of treatment.

IICT (International institute for complimentary therapists) is a peak professional body for the natural health industry. Boasting the largest modality/therapy list in all the world, you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it. Now with 6,000+ members world-wide, IICT is leading the way by providing our members with an international qualification for professional affiliation in the natural therapies industry.

GPBT & GHT Launched in 1994, the Beauty Guild and the Guild of Holistic Therapists are the UK's biggest professional beauty trade bodies.
The Guild has over 5,000 members who are all fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists.
All members of the GPBT and GHT work to a strict code of ethics. 

ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) What do you get when you combine over thirty years' internal experience with one of the largest insurance company's in the UK (AXA Insurance UK plc), the premier show organiser and publisher (Guild News) and a team of well respected industry professionals? The answer, a UK-based company offering both membership and insurance solutions; Associated Beauty Therapists. ABT is designed by therapists, for therapists and as you will see from our application form all therapies are covered by our insurance at a fraction of the cost you may be used to.

PBD (Professional Beauty Direct) Professional Beauty is offering comprehensive insurance cover for both qualified individuals and salon owners. As a therapist, you can be covered for just £49.50 a year (£79.50 including a subscription to Professional Beauty). Salon Owners can also obtain excellent rates to cover the whole of your business. For added protection Professional Beauty Direct covers you anywhere in the UK wherever you are working be it a salon or on a mobile basis.

Westminster Indemnity insurance

We are affiliated with Westminster Indemnity, a specialist insurance company that are offering Professional Indemnity and Public Liability cover to all of our students/members, at a discounted rate.

For the standard premium, this insurance provides cover for over 250 different business practices/treatments, with no extra charge for adding any additional people to the policy, such as employees or partners, or for multiple business practices.

What’s more, the application, payment and certificate issue are all done on line – in a matter of minutes. No waiting, no paper, no hassle!

To get your insurance the easy way and at a price you know will please, click on the link - http://westminster-indemnity.co.uk/?Introducer=1420 to obtain a quote

or call FREE on 0800 53 53 666 and speak to Chris must Quote "Natural Therapy Studio" for the best rates


And insurance though Towergate, Balens & more....


For Existing FHT Members only


For Existing FHT Members The qualification gained from some of our courses will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and a QCF accredited body massage qualification level 3 or Level 2 beauty. Please note to be able to join the FHT or CTHA/Embody their requirements for registration is a qualification in full body massage/A&P level 3. However if you wish to join a professional body and you do not have this training you can register with The Holistic and Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. Discount code - 10316. These details are in your manual and they offer a discount for this insurance for all our students. You are able to obtain their insurance cover even if you are a complete beginner. They will accept you so you can use professionally and charge your clients.


Case Studies for Indian Head Massage course only - If you are a beginner and do not belong to a professional body you can still attend our Indian Head massage course and you will not be required to do any case studies. (But we reccommend you do practice after your course.) Please note that the other professional bodies do not require any case studies for this course unless stated. If you are a member of FHT and are insured with them, you will be required to do case studies and a final assessment. If you wish to join a professional body and you do not have a body massage qualification you can register with The Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. You are able to obtain their cover without a certificate in body massage so if you are a complete beginner they will accept you for insurance.

For Existing FHT Members who are insured with them. The qualification gained for our courses will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P L3 and a QCF accredited body massage qualification Level 3.

For Existing FHT Members who are insured with them. for only the Indian Head massage course, you are required to complete 3 case studies x 3 treatments - 9 treatments in total. You can only offer the treatment once you have completed your case histories and complete a final assessment. If you are with FHT you do your case studies at home and email or post them to your tutor at your own pace and then complete a final assessment, only then will your certificate be issued. If you are not with FHT you get your certificate which is normally given on the day of your training as you are assessed on your practical skills thought the day.