Tutored vs Self Study – Our Study Methods Explained

Whatever your personal circumstances, we are sure to have a holistic study course and method to suit your needs. View the various options available and contact us or enrol online for a brand new and satisfying career as an holistic therapist.

What is the difference between taking a Tutored and Self-Study course?
Email feedback and support provided by your Tutor
Self Study
Minimal amount of email feedback and support provided by the Self Study team
Answer papers to be submitted one lesson at a time Answer papers to be submitted three lessons at a time
Your work is marked by your assigned Tutor Your work is assessed by the Self Study team
Percentage mark given No percentage mark given
Your work is returned to you Your work is not returned to you
Course work response time: 3-5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays) Course work response time: 4-6 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays)
Note: The course content and qualifications are the same for both methods of study

Tutored Courses

By choosing to take a Tutored Course, you will be working with one of our ‘Professional Tutors’ who will be assigned to you personally.

At the end of each lesson you will find a short Question Paper for you to complete and email back. Your Tutor will mark your work and return it to you with helpful comments. In this way you will be receiving ‘Ongoing Feedback’ throughout your studies. You may contact your Personal Tutor via email whenever you need extra help.

Tutored courses provide that ‘extra pampering’ for people who like, or need additional feedback and support throughout their studies.

Self Study Courses

Self-Study students send their answer papers to our ‘Self Study Team by email. Your work is assessed and if you are making serious errors you will be notified. Apart from that you will be working on your own and your papers are not returned. A member of the Self Study team will be available to help you by email if you need ‘occasional assistance’. However, students who need to repeatedly ask questions will be recommended to upgrade to the Tutored method of study.

We recommend this much more economical system to students who are familiar with studying, and require the minimum amount of feedback with their coursework. In our experience, Self Study students usually have a broad background knowledge of the subject they are studying. They are also familiar with studying methods in general.

You can upgrade to Tutored from Self Study at any time, should you feel that you need more feedback, by simply paying the difference in fees (pro rata).

Course material and qualifications are the same for both methods of study. If your work is not reaching a satisfactory level, you will be asked to repeat it. There is no additional charge for this and the final outcome of the course is unaffected.