Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the SNT Training Courses/Diplomas enough to get work?

For those students studying ITEC and BTEC courses with us, the resulting qualification is more than enough to gain employment and to work with the general public.

Our CPD courses are for existing therapists who would already hold the relevant qualifications to enable them to work.


Can I obtain Professional Insurance cover after the course?

Holistic Courses
Our holistic and massage courses are accredited or recognised by leading industry associations such ITEC and the IFA, who are professional industry awarding bodies - Internationally accepted qualifications. For Advanced, Post Graduate and CPD courses, our courses are accredited by professional membership bodies, including: The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), The Complementary Therapists Association (CTHA), the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and the Beauty Guild/Guild of Holistic Therapists. These organisations enable you to arrange inexpensive insurance or you can insure through your existing insurance company.

Beauty Courses
You will have the opportunity to join the industries associations that provide newsletters, insurance and other benefits to members. This course is accredited and recognised by Guild of Professional Beauty and Holistic Therapists (The Guild).

Are the course lecturers fully qualified?

Our lecturers hold teaching qualifications and have professional qualifications in all the subject areas that they teach.

How much is the course deposit and when is the balance due?

Course deposits vary for each course, please visit your chosen course page where you can pay your deposit which is required to secure a place on one our courses. For ITEC Holistic Massage and A&P courses payment terms will be confirmed when booking.


What happens if I fail an assessment - do I have to pay again?

For ITEC courses all retakes are subject to a fee as set down by ITEC regulations. Please see for more information.


Will I get plenty of practice on the course?

Yes - you will work on your co students and if necessary based on numbers booked to attend the training day a model can be brought along or we can usually arrange for a model for you to work on. You will also be expected to experience treatments from fellow students.

Why are the courses so much shorter than at colleges of further education?

Fast-track training with small groups of student's who really want to learn, enables a more effective and speedier learning process. We cover the essential theory for safety & hygiene reasons, but most of the training is practical with full training manuals and Anatomy and Physiology provided to enhance your learning. It is recommended that at home you undertake further study by reading your manual and/or recommended text books which you would otherwise do during your college time.


What should I wear to the course?

We do not insist that you wear a uniform, Clothing should be comfortable with short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up and a cardigan is useful. Jewellery (except wedding rings) must be removed, so for safekeeping we recommend that you leave most jewellery at home. Hair must be secured away from the face. If working over the face, please remove make up before the training course starts. Nails should be short, without varnish or extensions.

What time do the courses start and finish?

Registration is 15 minutes before the start of the course. Times are approximate and we cannot be held responsible for any missed travel arrangements due to a class finishing slightly later than 4.30 or 5.00pm.

What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my course?

Your deposit constitutes a purchase contract between yourself and SNT and, as such, you are liable to pay the whole course fee. If a student decides to leave the course early, for any reason (including medical reasons), and not continue with their studies, the full course fee is payable at the time of notification. Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable from one course to another. The school reserves the right to pursue any non-payment legally.


I live a long way from the college - where will I stay?

Please let us know in advance and we can send you details of local Accommodation List. It has details of Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and hotels within 5 - 25 minutes walking distance.

I have special needs. Will I be able to take the course?

Please contact us prior to your course to discuss your needs and we will do our utmost to help you gain your qualifications.

English is not my first language. Will I be able to take the course?

If English is not your first language and you feel that you may have difficulties understanding parts of the course, please discuss this with us prior to the course so that we can help to make it as beneficial as possible for you.

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