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Holistic Therapies Training Academy - About Us

about us

Why choose us?

With over 200 course options to choose from and 1000+ students enrolled within the past three years, our business has grown from strength to strength. This expansion in combination with our multi-award-winning school status has enabled us to proudly add ‘Academy’ to our business name. Training should never be dull – we know that – and we work hard to make our training environment engaging, fun and friendly. This warm atmosphere helps our students develop their confidence and skills in a welcoming, safe space, and our experienced tutors nurture each learner encouraging them to grow and blossom as individual therapists within their chosen field.


We are constantly evolving the business to bring new courses to the table and, in turn, offer our students a greater choice of subjects for study. Our courses are wide-ranging and include beauty, nails, and massage as well as complementary therapies, sports therapies, and fitness. We have diversified as we have grown and also offer courses in business management and finance, customer services, first aid, teacher training and assessing, and more.


Holistic Therapies Training Academy tutors pride themselves in offering a unique and personalised training experience to each student. We recognise when it comes to teaching that a one hat fits all approach is not in our students’ best interests. We understand everyone has their own learning methodology and we embrace this, tailoring our courses to meet those needs. We are dedicated to all our students, and we support them through the entirety of their learning journey with us. We offer additional training where needed so each student who learns with us can finish their course and enter the public sphere confident in their knowledge and abilities.


All our tutors are self-employed therapists with a wealth of knowledge on setting up and running a business in the therapy industry. This valuable experience is passed on to our students, equipping them with a sound knowledge base to kickstart business in their own chosen line of work. This is why we offer on-site training, as well as one to one training as this ensures each student receives the exact training required.


Some of our students are new to the fields we teach, just starting out on their learning journeys and business ventures. Others are experienced therapists who are already in business and are seeking to diversify their skillset. We also have students who train with us and then go on to work in other areas. These include:

  • Local rugby clubs

  • North Devon Hospice (and other hospices within the South West)

  • Large hotels and spas

  • The travel industry and abroad

  • Setting up their own beauty salons, spas, and retreats

  • Becoming tutors and setting up training schools of their own


Our courses are suitable for anyone looking to start up in the industry as well as existing therapists seeking to upskill, refresh or develop new skills.  Thanks to our flexible study pace and engaging, relatable course content, we have found our study model is particularly appealing to the following demographics:

  • People facing redundancy and looking for a career change

  • Mums whose children are starting school or about to fly the nest and need a part time career to fit around their children’s schooling

  • Therapists looking to increase the choice of treatments they can offer to their clients

  • Therapists who previously trained in beauty / holistic therapies and want a refresher to get them started again


Our learners come from diverse backgrounds and include among others:

  • Qualified therapists adding to their skills

  • Health care professionals including nurses / midwifes / doulas

  • Mums with young families wanting to get back to work with flexible hours to suit their family life

  • Fitness instructors and personal trainers

  • Animal therapists

  • People wanting a career change


In essence, the variety of courses we offer, the relatability of our tutors, and the quality of the teaching we provide, makes our business an easy, cost-effective way for people to further themselves professionally. They can learn new skills, jazz up old ones, and embrace (or re-embrace!) the therapy industry with confidence. We love the impact our courses have for our students both locally and nationally, we love researching and developing fresh content, and we love seeing our students flourish: it’s what really makes us tick.



You choose your career path, we give you the choices & confidence to achieve new heights.

We offer a fun & friendly learning environment with a comprehensive choice of courses to suit your learning style & level of qualification required.

We offer online & in person courses

Accredited & VTCT (VRQ) qualifications

We offer ongoing support & mentoring guaranteed.

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Current climate means that many have a vision of becoming self-employed or to grow their therapy business, as many, don’t have the funds or resources to make their dreams / aspirations / goals come to fruition.  This is where we have worked to offer as many options as possible to help our students to achieve their goals and are able to offer:

  • Holistic Therapies Training offer payment plans for some of our larger priced courses.

We are constantly evolving the business to bring new courses to our growing list to offer a variety of subjects for our students to choose from, ranging from beauty, nails, massage, complementary therapies, sports therapies, fitness, business management and finance, customer services, first aid, teacher training and assessing and more.

As well as teaching from our centres we offer on site training to spas and salons, and have many contracts with spas and salons around the UK to provide bespoke training to their staff.

For businesses to grow, it is often needed to collaborate with other businesses, to offer a broader range of services and expertise. 

Holistic Therapies Training, work in partnership with:

  • North Devon Hospice

  • Zen Combat School


Holistic Therapies Training Academy work in partnership with the North Devon Hospice to offer volunteer therapist opportunities to our students and to support fund raising events

And Holistic Therapies Training Academy  work in affiliation with:

  • VTCT

  • First Aid at Hand 

  • ABT Insurance

  • Professional Beauty Direct

  • IICT

  • The CMA

  • Westminster Indemnity

  • Balens Insurance

  • IPHM

Let us guide you in your journey into the world of therapies and make your own unique business mode or to become the best therapist you could possibly be 

” Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

” Aspire to inspire before you expire.”

” You have to believe in yourself.”

” Success is the good fortune, that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.”

” Create your own style, let it be unique for yourself, and yet identifiable to others.”

” Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”


We are a VTCT-approved centre and undergo a robust annual inspection to ensure we are operating to our best ability as well as meeting industry standards via up-to-date policies and procedures. Our comprehensive online course platform facilitates online student learning and online testing. All students are logged onto our database where we can track their progress as they study. They attend practical classroom training and, before they qualify, must complete a number of case studies. Some of our courses also require formal exams and assessments.   

All students are assigned a coursework tutor, and practical training is always tutor-led so students are supported through the learning process every step of the way. Our online platform enables students to direct message us with any questions, and we also have a private, student-dedicated Facebook group offering support as well as networking opportunities.

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What makes us unique to other Training Providers?

During the pandemic, we adapted! Where feasible, we switched much of our training to online learning. This was to provide as much continuity as we could to our students, enabling them to progress study with the least disruption possible. Zoom became our friend and through this channel, we were able to offer live lessons, exams and coursework support.


The pandemic was a tough time for all. We decided to offer free, online mental health courses - both to our students as well as the general public - to help people navigate the uncertainty and confusion Covid brought about. These courses, predominantly anxiety awareness and stress management focused, were incredibly successful. We had close to 300 people enrolling and completing them, and we received some fantastic feedback and comments on how helpful our courses had been.

Our business is about our passion and love for teaching. It’s about passing on this passion. And it’s about watching our students grow. We are proud of our achievements.


As mentors, we listen to our students.


As tutors, we adapt for our students. 


As teachers, we empower our students.


And we are proud of our students’ achievements. Some students come to us with mental health issues or learning difficulties. Our empathy and dedication ensure everyone is supported, enabled and encouraged to be the best they can be.


We are growing from strength to strength – we’d like to keep on growing…

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Verified learning provider for the UKRLP (UK Register of Learning Providers) Ref No: 10026509

Holistic Therapies Training

Main contact number:

(01237) 472109

Please do leave a message if you reach our answer phone as we maybe on another call, teaching or temporarily away from the desk.

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