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Established 1946 and accredited by UK independent bodies, BSY offers home-study courses in complementary therapies, yoga, beauty therapies, counselling, foot care, mind body & spirit – and many more subjects. Guidance and encouragement from friendly, professional tutors and their student support team is part of every course. Some courses offer practical training, with hands on training from a specialist tutor. Whether you want to embark on a fulfilling new career, enhance your existing career, support your wellbeing or discover fascinating new interests, BSY has a course for you.
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“I enjoyed this course ! ”

Written on: 15/06/2022 by 174Preston (1 review written)

This Course was very good , I enjoyed it very much , I studied when I had free time and at my own peace, I had time to research and give the right answers on my submission homework . Always the feedback was very good from the BSY team and that made me to continue. The practice also was very explicit and helpful , and the Teacher amazing and patient with all the students . I meet lovely people along the way ! It took a while the course but was worth it . I qualified and I set up my own… Read Full Review

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“lean on your part time”

Written on: 15/06/2022 by EmilianoOrr (1 review written)

Years ago I learned Herbalist from BSY, I feel good and strong with what I have learned the Knowledge with BSY. From last year I started two new courses '' Basically Clinic Science and Nutrition '' I really enjoyed it. The Tutor feedback is very fast, study materials are easy to understand. I will highly recommend my friend learn from BSY group. Thank you all my Tutors, without your help, I wouldn't learn so much. I like the idea learn on your own time, I don't like some of the long and… Read Full Review

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“Hatha Yoga Teacher training ”

Written on: 14/06/2022 by 1972O'Rourke (1 review written)

Loved the course from start to finish from getting every theory paper to the practical which I travelled to Devon for cannot wait to start the next course. I could ring my tutors and go through my papers and never felt alone always supported… Read Full Review

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“Life changing and rewarding !!!”

Written on: 14/06/2022 by PeteRoper (1 review written)

I really enjoyed every lesson and help from a friendly team was always there if I needed it, I was very pleased with my final results and passed with a distinction. So pleased I went with BSY very reasonable price for such a interesting and enjoyable subject. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to move forward with a different life. I liked the layout of the course it was in 10 lessons and no time limit so no stress to rush your work… Read Full Review

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“Great support”

Written on: 17/05/2022 by Xxeenna (1 review written)

I love to study with BSY, I have studied with the BSY the Chakra's courses and prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher course and I am very happy with their support. I would to recommend to anyone who would like to study with their own pace… Read Full Review

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“Non-Surgical Foot Care training”

Written on: 08/04/2022 by Costress (1 review written)

I have been very satisfied the way the course for both the theory and practical training. I needed a good online course as I work in a busy schedule day-time. The Support was really good and professional all the time both for the theoretical and practical side. I would definitely recommend BSY for online studies… Read Full Review

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“Animal Assisted Therapy”

Written on: 23/03/2022 by 265Wallace (1 review written)

I found the course to be detailed with the history of AAT and the relationship between humans and animals over the ages. The course gave clear and concise information and any extra research was easy to find and to include within my answers. The animal side of the course was covered very well ensuring that the student had a clear and realistic view of what a career in this area would involve, and what the expectations would be for a therapy animal. I would have liked more information and… Read Full Review

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“The best.”

Written on: 23/03/2022 by Boone200 (1 review written)

What i love about BSY is the patient and understanding and flexibility for students circumstances. I have a disabled child which make it hard for me to study on time as required BSY where capable of understanding my situation. I write my assignment answer me when I'm able to, this is a key important for someone that is in my kind of situation. It makes it less stressful and easy for you to co-ordinate yourself with studies… Read Full Review

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“Course”

Written on: 23/02/2022 by Reilly242 (1 review written)

I really enjoyed my course and felt it was a good achievement to pass my exams. The course was very thorough and included all the information that I needed to study and pass. Learning the lessons on Tai Chi made me very happy and proud to complete all the modules I now look forward to further my study's and learn some more about this subject. I liked all the elements of this course and found no lessons that I did like… Read Full Review

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“Very welcome service and easy to work though.”

Written on: 27/08/2021 by JeffRHensman (1 review written)

I have now undertaken a few courses and find the service very easy to work though and find the staff super helpful when needed. I will use again and have and do recommend to others… Read Full Review

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“In your own time”

Written on: 26/08/2021

BSY courses offer a great range of options to get anyone started or mature students to broaden their horizons. Each course allows you to study in your own time which is a great plus if you're working full time.it would be good to see more literature being offered that would be appropriate for students to study alongside each course and if possible offering courses at higher levels would be amazing. I'm already looking at which course to take next. Big thank you to BSY… Read Full Review

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“Basic philosophy course ”

Written on: 12/08/2021 by Scarcod (1 review written)

I found this thought provoking I love every course I’ve finished from BSY last count about 14 . I like the way the course is set out easy to understand ,wonderful support from tutors who are always ready to listen and explain can’t recommend these courses any higher they give me confidence and I learn so much from each . The questions are open to discussion are easy to read and understand… Read Full Review

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“Life changing skills ”

Written on: 15/07/2021 by Flamenco1962 (1 review written)

I have done several BSY courses since the ‘90’s… Hypnotherapy I have just completed and have found a new confidence and energy to help people … I am focusing on anxiety relief and confidence enhancement for clients. Already have a client list . At the moment I’m not charging but will as experience is gained. . I liked the quick feedback and guidance…. The pandemic proved to be a challenge but with the BSY we were able to adapt… Read Full Review

Bsy Student Services's Response to Flamenco1962's Review

Written on: 23/07/2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your latest studies with us and you are building a client list. Please do keep in touch to let us know how you are doing and we hope to welcome you onto further courses in the future. Best wishes, BSY

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“The most positive experience ”

Written on: 14/07/2021 by snaylor0209 (1 review written)

From the beginning of the 4 yoga degrees I have taken,the courses,literature, exam materials and supporting staff at BSY has been faultless. Even during the submission of exam papers through the post during the worst periods of lockdown, the wait wasn't long,staff were available and the standards were constantly high. Thoroughly recommended, for yoga and other holistic qualifications. Looking forward to starting the next course with confidence… Read Full Review

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“Scientific approach to nutrition ”

Written on: 14/07/2021 by Aaron1560 (1 review written)

Hi, I’ve recently (6,2021) passed my diploma in the scientific approach to nutrition. The course it self was in depth and was absolutely amazing to do. The staff was always happy to help and have always been very useful. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about furthering there careers to take part with BSY… Read Full Review

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“BSY IS BEST”

Written on: 17/06/2021 by Gilliam29 (1 review written)

Really enjoyed slow hatha yoga teacher course with BSY. I enjoyed learning at my own pace, getting up the 150 practical hours and final practi and get qualcal exam. Great to work at your own pace and get qualification… Read Full Review

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“Easy, professional learning.”

Written on: 17/03/2021 by CherishKinney (1 review written)

Studying can sometimes just feel like a constant headache. Studying with the BSY was very easy and satisfying for me. If I needed help, I could just pick the phone up and speak to an adviser. It was a god send that I was still able to work and study without added pressure of worrying about finishing an assignment in time. I had the opportunity to work at my best and reach high marks during the courses I studied. In fact, there was nothing that I didn't like about studying the with BSY. … Read Full Review

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“Not enough yoga information, would not recommend ”

Written on: 10/03/2021 by GabrielaMcLaughlin (1 review written)

This course starts well but as you move further along and expect more information on asanas and pranayama or meditation, there is hardly anything on these. I do not recommend this course if you are serious about your yoga training. I had to do quite a few other courses and lots and lots of self practice and learning after the course… Read Full Review

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“Please invest your time and money in something better”

Written on: 04/03/2021 by Thomas1982 (1 review written)

Short version: I completed the BSY Massage Diploma course. I thought the course was rubbish. I passed with a “high merit” and I would feel like a criminal if I charged somebody for a massage after completing this course.


Long version: I completed the BSY Massage Diploma Course. The course comprises of 12 sets A4 printed pages. At the end of each, there’s an “open book” test – a series of questions which you answer and then send back by post or email to be marked by one of the tutors.

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Bsy Student Services's Response to Thomas1982's Review

Written on: 18/03/2021

We are sorry to hear that the reviewer has been left feeling disappointed after full completion of their studies with BSY.

Our course materials are written by experienced professionals and are structured so we can continually assess our students’ understanding and competence of the subject. This, in conjunction with practical training means we can adequately assess our students’ abilities. We are happy to assist any students who feel they require extra information or guidance at any point throughout their studies.

Course materials are designed to be clear and concise, and are specifically written to help students learn relevant skills from the comfort of their own home and at their own pace. The Massage course is currently supplied in paper format; however, we also offer many courses online and via email and, during COVID-19, we have been developing electronic versions of our materials for those who may require it. The methods of delivery and the study format are fully set out to students prior to enrolment – along with details on any required practical training and certification issued upon successful completion. Our courses have been developed over BSY’s 75 year-long history and the format of the studies often allows those students wishing to continue studies after a number of years to do so as seamlessly as possible.

There is essential practical training associated with the Massage course and in normal circumstances students would undertake training here at our School in Devon or be referred to one of specialists on our register of approved therapists for one-to-one assessment. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions throughout 2020 and into 2021, this option is not currently available. In order to support our students in continuing their studies without delay during these times we are giving students the option of providing a video of them demonstrating their knowledge for us to assess and provide feedback, so as not to disadvantage any students wishing to progress their studies. This method of assessment is accepted by our professional bodies.

There are no specific government regulating bodies for many of our subject areas, so membership of any association is entirely optional and voluntary. There are several self-appointed and self-regulating associations, but there is no statutory requirement to join these. BSY offer a number of nationally recognised qualifications from NCFE CACHE, a registered educational charity and Awarding Organisation. These qualifications are regulated by Ofqual in England. BSY’s training is monitored by specialised accreditation / recognition bodies including ODLQC (Open and Distance Learning Quality Council), OCN and The Guild of Beauty Therapists. Some BSY courses have also been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.

Graduates of our Massage course can arrange cover for professional liability insurance from a number of insurance providers – which is essential to protect the interests of both graduates and clients.

We are also sorry to hear that the reviewer felt unable to seek assistance during their studies, unfortunately due to the current pandemic BSY have been operating on limited staff and have encouraged all students to contact us, where possible via email.

We have continued to operate as close to normal as possible and are absolutely committed to our students both past and present. We are always happy to address any concerns at any point throughout an individual’s studies and would be happy to address the reviewer’s concerns if they would like to contact us.

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“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ”

Written on: 30/04/2020 by foxycoxyshoes (1 review written)

Completed the CBT course and I found it really good and I enjoyed and learned a lot. The Tutor support and feedback was excellent and a quick turn around when getting your results. It was easy to follow as I have experience in therapeutic interventions and use them on a regular basis in my job. I did not like that I was not sent out a few lessons at a time as I would like this and I think it would help you complete it quicker and a even quicker turn around. I read upon all the courses on offer… Read Full Review

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