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Why study with us

The BSY student survey highlights why BSY is so special:
  • 99% of students give our courses an overall rating from Good to Excellent*
  • 99% of students say our courses provide Good to Excellent value for money*
  • 99% of students would recommend our courses to a friend*

You too can enjoy the benefits of studying with us:

For advice or to enrol, please call us on 0800 731 9271 or 01409 220 400.
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The UK’s number one Complementary Therapy College

BSY is proud to be the UK’s number one Complementary Therapy College. Over the years we have helped many people study fascinating subjects so they can start a new career, develop their existing career, improve their wellbeing or simply study for pleasure. Our friendly course advisors are available on Freephone 0800 731 9271 to advise you on which course to choose.

Over 60 years’ experience

BSY was established in 1946. Since then we have grown considerably, whilst staying true to our ethos of quality courses from dedicated and caring professionals. We specialise in courses which you can conveniently 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 ABC or OCN certification of achievement*. This indicates that the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at the appropriate Level using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit 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 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.
* OCN and ABC registration fees apply. Please contact us for details.

Quality accreditations

We are proud of the accreditations we have achieved. They show that your interests are protected by independent bodies that ensure you receive training to the appropriate standard.
For a comprehensive list of the accreditations we have achieved, please visit our accreditations page.

National awards for many courses

Successfully completing an OCN graded course enables you to gain additional recognition for the skills you have learnt*. OCN Credit4Learning credits are also acceptable as a means of entry to further education and university education.
BSY is approved and licensed as an ABC Quality Licence Scheme (QLS) Provider. This can enable you to gain formal recognition from a national awarding organisation for your studies, benchmarked at the appropriate level. ABC accreditation gives the additional assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation*.
* OCN and ABC registration fees apply. Please contact us for details.

Our affiliations keep us up-to-date

The affiliations we have developed enable us to keep up to date with good practice and many aspects of complementary medicine and natural health.
For a detailed list of the affiliations we have developed, 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

There are no time limits with BSY courses so you can start when you’re ready. Our easy to understand lessons then enable you to progress 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 on your own, at home, and at a date and time that suit you best.

Tutors dedicated to your success

Our friendly tutors can help you get the maximum benefit from your studies. They can give you prompt, expert feedback, guidance and friendly encouragement when you complete each lesson – allowing 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, email, or fax 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. Whichever way you choose to enrol, you can either pay in full or use our ‘pay-as-you-go’ plan where you make regular payments each month or with each assignment, whichever is the sooner.
Those interested in enrolling with us may find our answers to popular questions particularly helpful.
I love learning with BSY. I have gained skills I would have never dreamt of. The courses and support are fantastic. I can't wait to learn more.
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