Why study with us

Providing Guidance and personal support to every student

Our friendly course advisors are available on Freephone 0800 731 9271 to advise you on which course to choose.

You too can enjoy the benefits of studying with us:

Over 70 years’ experience

BSY was established in 1946. Since then we have grown considerably, whilst staying true to our ethos of high quality courses from dedicated and caring professionals. We specialise in courses which you can study at home, with helpful guidance and encouragement available from our friendly and experienced tutors.

Qualifications and levels to suit your needs

You can study at a level that suits you.
In addition to gaining BSY qualifications, some courses also grant Certificates of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme* or OCN* certification of achievement. This indicates that the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at the appropriate Level using Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework level descriptors.
Practitioner level
If you wish to start your own practice or expand your career then our level 3 and level 4 practitioner courses can help you achieve the skills and knowledge needed.
Level 3 qualifications recognise that you have gained the ability and, where relevant, are able to apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. This level is appropriate for people working in professional jobs and/or managing and developing others.
Level 4 qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve a higher level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. This level is appropriate for people working independently, or in some areas, supervising and training others in their field of work.
Professional Development level
If you would like a foundation qualification in a subject before studying a Practitioner level course then this level may suit. Or, if you are already a practitioner, courses at this level can help you gain additional skills/knowledge to expand your practice.
Personal Achievement level
If you wish to study a subject purely for personal enjoyment then you could take a course at this level. They may also act as a ‘taster’ of a subject before you decide on future study options.
* Registration fees apply. Please contact us for details.

Quality accreditations

BSY is accredited by independent and respected bodies with robust standards:
Some of our courses have been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme, which includes passing robust and rigorous quality audits by external inspectors. This means that BSY has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses we offer, meet defined quality criteria.
For a comprehensive list of our accreditations, please visit our
accreditations page.

National Awards for many courses

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.
OCN Credit4Learning is a nationally recognised accrediting body. Successfully completing an OCN accredited course with BSY enables you to gain nationally recognised credits which are accepted as entry to further education and university education*.
By completing BSY courses that have been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme, successful students will receive
a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the
learner has completed as part of the course).
Quality Licence Scheme 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.
* Registration fees apply. Please contact us for details.

Professional affiliations assure you we are abreast of the latest developments

BSY is proud to be a member college of the Association of Distance Learning Colleges (ADLC). We follow their rigorous code of ethics which gives you an assurance of quality and fair dealing.
We are an active member of The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH). The PGIH aims to develop knowledge by the exchange of information between policy makers and those involved in complementary medicine.
For a detailed list of all our affiliations, please visit our affiliations page.

Study from the comfort of your own home

Our courses have been specifically created to make studying convenient as well as enjoyable. You can study your course at home or wherever else you wish, fitting it around your family, job and other commitments.
Courses are divided into clear and straightforward lessons which aim to make learning convenient, easy and enjoyable.

Learn in your own time, at your own pace (no deadlines)

There are no deadlines with BSY courses so you can start when you’re ready. Our easy to understand lessons then enable you to enjoy your course at a pace and a time that suits you.
You will be able to review the progress you make, from studying the theory to putting it into practice, as part of our supported process of professional development. Your final assessment is specially designed for you to take at home, and at a date and time that suit you best.

Our personal tutors are dedicated to your success

You will be fully supported during your course by your personal tutor. They are on hand to provide unlimited support, advice and encouragement.
Our dedicated tutors will also mark your lessons, giving valuable, constructive feedback - helping you to master each step before moving on to the next.
In addition, throughout your course and afterwards, your tutor can answer your questions by phone or email and give you supportive feedback on reflective journals.

Practical training is available with some courses

Our practical training gives you an opportunity to learn directly from an experienced tutor with specialist skills. One or two days’ practical training is available with some courses for a small additional fee. Please refer to the relevant course page or call our friendly course advisors on
Freephone 0800 731 9271 for more information.

Professional liability insurance for Practitioners

Depending upon which course you successfully complete, you may be eligible for professional liability insurance – which protects both practitioners and their clients’ interests. Please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 for details.

Helpful payment options

Our payment options make it convenient and easy to enrol on your preferred course.
You can enrol by calling our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 or online by visiting the appropriate course page - it takes less than 2 minutes.
You can then pay your course in full - and receive a voucher towards the cost of your next course. Or you can pay a deposit followed by regular monthly instalments.
Those interested in enrolling with us may find our answers to popular questions particularly helpful.