BSY Group Reviews

Oakwood, Dunsland Cross, Holsworthy, EX22 7YT
01409 220 400
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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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“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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“Brilliant professional course”

Written on: 20/12/2019 by gingergirl53 (1 review written)

Fantastic support & guidance. Brilliant professional course… Read Full Review

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“Excellent way to learn”

Written on: 20/12/2019 by Juleshas1 (1 review written)

This method of learning from home is just what I needed. My job is full on but I needed that extra mental challenge. Everybody within the organisation is extremely friendly and the tutors are always at hand and very helpful. I am delighted with my experience so far and have recommended to a friend… Read Full Review

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“great study courses”

Written on: 20/09/2019

I have been studying with BSY since 2000,obtained high merit and have now completed 8 diploms's. tutors feedback is positive and help is always at hand.I am using all my knowledge in my day to day job. excellent company to study with. I liked the fact you can study at your own pace. didn't like the wait sometime for the exam paper coming back… Read Full Review

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“Never stop learning”

Written on: 29/04/2019 by Joane1981 (1 review written)

I took Healthcare Primary Nursing in BSY 2018 to update and continue my professional development as Maternity nurse in private homes/care,I am delighted to say that the course is very informative and comprehensive.It is also convenient to every student as you can study at your own pace,knowing the fact that I am full time woking mother and studying is really a hard thing to do,but BSY made it possible.The staff are really amazing and helpful as well.Thank you BSY and best of luck to all the… Read Full Review

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“Yoga teacher course review”

Written on: 25/03/2019 by LeeDolan (1 review written)

I really enjoyed learning in this way receiving the materials and being able to work through them at my own pace. The materials are very clearly laid out and easy to acress. The assessment tasks are clear and I liked the fact that I could email my responses. Responses back with marks and feedback were timely and helpful. I would have perhaps liked additional practical sessions or maybe videos to illustrate some of the poses… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Education System with a professional company ”

Written on: 10/01/2019 by Kerryannestherapy (1 review written)

The courses can be done in your own timedcale so it really fits to you and there's no pressure to submit your homework quickly. The support is excellent. The feed back from each paper you submit is informative and encouraging. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to progress but also has a busy lifestyle. What I really like is that periodically they offer buy one course and get one free, for me I think this is brilliant. The course work is clear and concise and the lessons are… Read Full Review

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“best decision i ever made ”

Written on: 19/10/2018 by tonyp1223 (1 review written)

I would highly recommend BSY to anyone thinking of doing a course, friendly service and very helpful if needed, I did anatomy and physiology and after doing this course and getting the diploma it gave me the confidence to start a university degree. One thing I liked about BSY is the option to pay for the course monthly which is brilliant, with this it gives people the chance to do what they want without a big upfront cost holding them back. The one thing I didn't like is that I enjoyed so… Read Full Review

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“Great courses and fantastic staff”

Written on: 18/10/2018 by NamWizard (1 review written)

This is now the second course I am doing with BSY and again I am very pleased about the professional program and efficient staff. Once I have finished this course for my new diploma, I will enrol into another BSY course. I love the idea of ongoing education not only for my personal satisfaction but also to improve my market value as a teacher. My new diploma as Specialist Counsellor will also put me into a higher salary category at the school. Additionally I will be able to deal with… Read Full Review

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“Excellent”

Written on: 23/09/2018 by JennyFlorence29 (1 review written)

I have studied and recently completed two courses with BSY, Crystal Ball Gazing & Curative Hypnotherapy. I thoroughly enjoyed both courses and loved the fact I could study at my own time and pace with no pressure. I found the tutors to be very friendly, helpful & very encouraging with their comments & feedback. I also really enjoyed my trip to their Headquarters in Devon to complete my two practical training days and found it to be a very relaxing and laid back place, unlike the stress of… Read Full Review

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“Great course ”

Written on: 04/09/2018 by drpia (1 review written)

I really enjoyed studying Healing Meditation with BSY. The course gave me new and valuable information, skills and practices which I have incorporated into my personal as well as my professional life. It is a great course for both beginners and more experienced healing and meditation students. I recommend it to anybody who is interested in the healing aspects of meditation, both for self and for others. The self-paced timing was perfect for me so that I could schedule the time around my work… Read Full Review

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“Psychotherapy & bereavement counselling studies ”

Written on: 18/07/2018 by Chazh388 (1 review written)

This is the best decision I have ever made and leading with BSY made it so much easier to learn and at my own pace, I have managed to do both course within 4 months I’m so so happy to be able to be starting my own business now… Read Full Review

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“BSY Group”

Written on: 13/07/2018 by AntoanetaDoncheva (1 review written)

I really like the home study system as it’s very flexible and this helps me to organise my studying and revising more efficiently. Also I receive prompt and useful feedbacks from the team, that improve my skills and knowledge. I would recommend the BSY group courses to anybody who needs to balance between work, family responsibilities and aim to change or build up their qualification… Read Full Review

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“On my second course. Very supportive lovely people to...”

Written on: 10/03/2018 by McFadden148 (1 review written)

On my second course. Very supportive lovely people to talk to if you need to. Love it… Read Full Review

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“Fulfilled, amazed, grateful ”

Written on: 18/01/2018 by JoshuaSchneider (1 review written)

I enjoyed a lot my course. The staff was amazing with my difficulties and give me the perfect fed back that I needed. I want to make other courses and I will sure enjoy making them. I totally recommend BSY to other people. The aspect that I didn’t enjoy much was not being placed somewhere that I can practice what I have learned! Thank you BSY Really Grateful … Read Full Review

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“Interesting study lessons”

Written on: 13/01/2018 by CeciliaMorrow (1 review written)

Lessons are interesting with no pressure on timescale to complete. Good feedback from tutors. Practical day centre facilities could be refurbished and road signage display could be enhanced.Wide range of courses to suit a wide range of interests… Read Full Review

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