Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Federation of Holistic Therapists

Federation of Holistic Therapists

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (F.H.T) is the largest association in the UK. It carries global Recognition and represents over 20,000 professional therapists. The F.H.T sets industry standards thereby ensuring best practice for Therapists and their clients. No other UK association has influenced the acceptance of Complementary Therapies in the UK more than the F.H.T.

Benefits of Membership

As a fully qualified therapist holding one of our Nationally Recognised Awards that are accepted by the F.H.T, you will be eligible for the following membership benefits:

F.H.T Accredited Courses

Today's clients expect Therapists to be professional. When they visit you, they want to be advised and treated by a fully trained and qualified therapist. Full Membership of The Federation of Holistic Therapists shows them that you are a true Professional. For more information please visit the F.H.T's website at www.fht.org.uk.

Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

Stonebridge is a Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Accredited Training College

Launched in 1994, The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists is the UK's biggest professional beauty trade body. The Guild has over 5,000 members who are all fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists. All Members of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists work to a strict code of ethics.

This is great news for students who complete one of our courses that have been accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists as they are now able to secure full membership to the Guild starting from only £85 per annum.

Benefits of membership include:

The following courses have been accredited for Guild Membership, insurance and CPD (Continuing Professional Development):

Course Name (No. of CPD points)

* Indicates that practical training is a prerequisite for Full Guild Membership as this is an insurance requirement.

Today's beauty salon clients expect the best. When they visit your salon, they want to be advised and treated by fully trained and qualified therapists. Membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists shows them that you are a true Beauty Professional. For more information please visit the Guild's website at www.beautyguild.com.

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)

Stonebridge Associated Colleges are an approved training provider for the SHTC

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice - students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

The Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC) exists to provide the General Public and Health Professionals with a body of regulated professionals, all qualified to accredited levels, and who all obey the appropriate NOS National Occupational Standards.

All of our members have appropriate professional qualifications that are either directly accredited in their own right (e.g. NVQs and Degrees), or are from QCA / SQA approved Awarding bodies.

The SHTC is run independently from any College or Awarding Body, and therefore will accept all appropriately qualified therapists equally and fairly. We exist to maintain standards, and not engage in industry politics.

For more information please visit the SHTC website by clicking here.