This course is vital for those wishing to pursue a career in the complementary field, having been tailored to suit the needs of the therapist. Being a pre-requisite for accrediting bodies, such as the IFPA, FHT and ITEC, this heavy subject is approached in a friendly manner with lots of student interaction and help to understand this tricky subject.
The course will teach you how to set up in business and produce your own simple accounts and the necessity and format of all main aspects of record keeping. You will also learn how to promote yourself as a therapist, looking at different marketing techniques and USPs (Unique Selling Points).
Advice on how you should price the therapies which you offer is included as well as how to set your own realistic goals of achievement.
Other aspects covered include:
- RIDDOR, Health and Safety at Work Act, Data Protection Act etc
- Licencing requirements
- Types of businesses
- SWOT analysis
- Goal setting
- Giving talks
Advice and guidance is also given on the completion of a business plan, a copy of which should be submitted within 3 months of the course. A certificate is awarded after completion of your business plan.