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Accreditations and Affiliations

BSY is proud of the accreditations it has achieved and the affiliations which it has developed.
Our accreditations/recognition by independent bodies ensure you receive training to the appropriate standard.
Our affiliations enable BSY to keep up to date with good practice.


Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC)

BSY is an ODLQC accredited college and has achieved their Mark of Quality. This accreditation means you can receive quality training, underpinned by a rigorous code of practice. Having achieved the ODLQC accreditation, BSY is a government-registered training provider and an approved distance learning training provider for overseas students.


NCFE is a registered educational charity and Awarding Organisation that designs, develops and certificates nationally recognised qualifications. NCFE CACHE qualifications offered by BSY are regulated by Ofqual in England.

CACHE is continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making it the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, its qualifications have helped millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector. CACHE has gained a reputation for excellence and leadership. In 2015 CACHE became part of NCFE.


OCN Credit4Learning (OCNOTC) is a nationally recognised external awarding body. Successfully completing an OCN accredited course with BSY enables you to gain additional recognition for the skills you have learnt. OCN Credit4Learning credits are also accepted as a means of entry to further education and university education.

OCN Credit4Learning (OCNOTC) is an Access Validating Agency (AVA) licensed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education. It is regulated by the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA).


ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise.

BSY has undergone an external quality check to ensure that we and the courses we offer, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of these courses alone may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2, 3 or 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The courses have been designed by BSY to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Guild of Beauty Therapists

The Guild of Beauty Therapists accredits relevant BSY courses. When you have successfully completed your course you are eligible for full Guild membership and entitled to use the letters MGPBT after your name. The Guilds of Beauty Therapists is the UK’s largest professional beauty trade association with a strict code of ethics.


Independent Yoga Network (IYN) and The Yoga Register

BSY is a long standing member of IYN and our Yoga teacher course meets its standards for Yoga teachers. IYN recognition guarantees excellent teaching programmes and enables BSY Yoga teachers to be eligible for admission to The Yoga Register.


Association of British Correspondence Colleges (ABCC)

BSY is a member college of the ABCC and have agreed to abide by a rigorous code of ethics to give you an assurance of quality and fair dealing.

Counselling (CCC)

Counselling Limited is a charitable professional membership organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in the British Isles.  Graduates of certain BSY counselling and stress management courses are eligible to apply for registration, which will entitle them to use ‘Counselling Registered Counsellor’ on their stationery.

The Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGICH)

The PGICH aims to develop knowledge by the exchange of information between politicians and those involved in complementary medicine. As an active member of the PGICH, BSY regularly attends the House of Commons for meetings, ensuring we keep abreast with the latest developments and proposals that may affect complementary healthcare.

Association of Holistic and Complementary Practitioners (AHCP)

Membership of the AHCP demonstrates that you have been trained to an appropriate level and follow a code of practice. The association also incorporates a new yoga arm containing a yoga teacher register for access by the general public.
BSY is proud to sponsor the AHCP. Membership of the AHCP allows you to use the letters AHCP (Reg) after your name and the AHCP logo on business stationery.

The Friendly Group of Spiritual Healers Associations (FSHA)

The BSY Professional Spiritual Healing courses are recognised by FSHA and can entitle you to membership. The Friendly Group currently represents approximately 2,000 full and probationer healers.


Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is the largest independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors across the four home nations.

REPs’ regulation ensures its passionate health and fitness instructors and enthusiastic and innovative training providers meet the industry’s agreed standards.

Successful completion of the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) or the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training will gain you access to REPs at the relevant level.

BSY’s Yoga Teacher (Hatha Yoga) course meets the Independent Yoga Network’s (IYN) standards for Yoga teachers. This means students who successfully complete this qualification can also gain access to REPs.

British Holistic Medicine Association (BHMA)

The BHMA’s mission is to educate doctors, health professionals and the general public about holistic medicine. The BHMA keeps BSY updated on many aspects of complementary medicine, including reports and articles on research findings, new therapies, debates on holism, etc.