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Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN BENEFIT BY USING ESCAPE TRAINING?
  • Our courses are suitable for everyone
  • We train therapists who are looking to re-train for a career within the field of beauty and massage.
  • We train students who are completely new to massage and beauty.
  • We train people who simply want to practice on friends and family
  • We go into schools and colleges to train their students
  • We refresh training for salon therapists
  • Diplomas are Fully Accredited, Insurable with CPD Points
  • Qualified, Experienced and Passionate Tutors
  • Flexible training Dates
  • One to one tuition is available
  • Help and Advice with Marketing and Business Set Up
  • Small Training Groups - One 2 One Attention Guaranteed
  • Industry Tutors with Successful Therapy Businesses
  • All Materials Provided
  • No Uniform to Purchase to Study with Us on our diploma courses
  • Aftercare Support Offered
  • Excellent Training Venues, No Long Wait for Certification
  • Wide Range of Massage, Beauty and Holistic Diplomas
  • You don't have to commit to weekly training
  • You can get insurance once qualified and start earning money

WHAT YOUR TRAINING INCLUDES:
  • Everything on our accredited diploma courses is provided for you.
  • ITEC courses – you do need to bring your own towels and for your exam you will need to bring your own oils to demonstrate mixing and blending of oils, antiseptic wipes – your tutor will discuss this with you.
  • You receive a comprehensive manual
  • Diploma Courses are accredited and nationally recognised
  • ITEC qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised
  • During the day you will be practicing on other students and we recommend that once you have completed a course with us, you spend time practicing on family and friends to get feedback on your techniques.
  • Small training groups from 2-8 students maximum so you gain maximum benefits from your training and have plenty of time to ask your Tutor any questions.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and patient Tutors who have a wealth of experience in the beauty & holistic field.

HOW TO BOOK AND INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WITH ESCAPE TRAINING?
You can either book your course and pay via Pay Pal, alternatively you can call Escape and pay by card.

You do not need to be signed up to PayPal to use this service. As long as you have a credit or debit card.

Upon receipt of payment we will email you to ensure we have all the information we need. This is not an automated reply but a personalised one so may take up to 48 before you receive a reply from us. Please note that it is your responsibility to respond to your email confirmation with all your details as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can pay by card over the telephone or in person.

Cash payments are also accepted.

Any queries please contact us.

BALANCE OF COURSES
All payments must be received at least 14 days prior to the training date. This is not negotiable unless you have made arrangements with us regarding instalments. (ITEC courses only)

DOES THE ESCAPE DIPLOMA ALLOW ME TO GET INSURANCE SO THAT I CAN PRACTICE?
Yes, absolutely- Please see our ACCREDITATION page, they are all leading industry associations. They have given us the ability to teach students these courses to practitioner level. On each of our courses the tutor will give you information on where to get good insurance. You will have no trouble finding insurance with our Diplomas.

WHAT ABOUT THE REIKI DEGREES? WILL I GET INSURANCE WITH MY CERTIFICATES?
Yes, insurance companies recognise the Reiki qualification as proof that you have been attuned to that level of Reiki. At the moment there is no requirement for Reiki courses to be accredited. If you want to join a Reiki Association they may ask to see the lineage so make sure you take good care of your course manuals.

WHAT IF I NEED A DUPLICATE, CHANGE OF NAME OR REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE?
Certificates can be replaced. There is a fee of £25 per certificate to cover the cost of reprinting, postage and searching for the student database for information. Payment is made at the time or ordering your certificate. Certificates will say "duplicate" on them. This is for all certificates both massage, holistic and reiki.

ARE YOUR DIPLOMAS ENOUGH TO GET ME A JOB?
Yes, many owners of salons, spas, nail businesses are aware of our excellent reputation and regulary send their staff out on one day intensive courses for their training. We also go out to local colleges to train their students with our courses.You also have the opportunity to be self employed and offer your newly acquired skills as a mobile therapist to friends, families, work mates, doing pamper evenings etc. On the training day you will receive a wealth of information from your tutor. If you have a job in mind then please discuss the training requirements with a future employer prior to booking.

WHY SHOULD I PICK ESCAPE TRAINING OVER ANOTHER TRAINING PROVIDER?
Escape will help you gain membership to professional associations, to gain insurance and we will provide continuing support. Our tutors are fully qualified, highly experienced, they are fully insured and members of professional associations. They are knowledgeable in all areas of the therapy business and can give you ideas for marketing and advice on starting out.

Our tutors will accommodate all students and their abilities and are highly encouraging, motivating and have a passion and drive for their subject. Most of all they are qualified with teacher status and will facilitate learning to suit your individual needs. Enrol with us today and join the masses of students who have studied with Escape.

ARE THE COURSE TRAINERS QUALIFIED?
All Our course lecturers hold Professional Teaching, Internal Verifying and Assessor qualifications. They have professional qualifications in all the subjects that they teach and our teachers have been training in various locations for many years.

WHY ARE YOUR DIPLOMA COURSES SHORTER THAN AT COLLEGES OF FURTHER EDUCATION. WHY IS THIS PREFERABLE TO THE LONG COLLEGE ROUTE?
Escape Training provides a fast-track system of training in small groups of students, who really want to learn, this speeds things up considerably. Although we cover the essential theory most of the training is practical. At home you are expected to undertake further study and do lots more practice, which you would otherwise do during your college time.

At Escape you get one to one tuition, for instance at college you may enroll for 36 weeks with a class of 30. Escape over the years have trained lots of students who have gone on to become successful therapists and business people and we are proud to have trained them all.

HOW MUCH IS PRACTICAL APPLICATION?
The full day is taken up with primarily demonstrations and practice. You will give and receive the therapy, so you know how it feels and also learn how to give it professionally and successfully and safely.

WHO WILL I BE WORKING ON?
You will work on fellow students who attend the day, if necessary we can arrange a model for you or you may be able to bring one with you depending on the how many students are booked onto the course. Please speak to your tutor to arrange. Please see individual course information regarding models.

WHAT TIME DO THE COURSES START AND FINISH?
Start and finish times vary depending on the course you attend and its location and numbers. Most of our one-day courses begin at 9:30 or 10.30am and finish at either 3:30pm or 4:30pm. ITEC courses start at either 10:00am or 6:00pm and finish at 2:00pm or 10:00pm. Classes can and do finish earlier depending on size, odd or even student numbers and other factors. Times are approximate and depend on how many students are booked onto a course. We cannot be held responsible for any missed travel arrangements due to a class finishing slightly later or earlier than planned.

WHAT IF I AM LATE FOR A COURSE?
If you know you are running a little late due to traffic then please contact your tutor and inform them their contact details will be on the confirmation email they send out when you book. Each person on the course is required to complete their hours of practical tuition so anyone who turns up more than 30 minutes into the start of the course cannot join in and the class will not be held up to wait for you. Please allow time for your journey.

WHAT HAPPENS IF AFTER MY COURSE I FORGET A FEW THINGS?
We offer all of our students help via email or telephone after our courses. If your tutor passes you on the day then well done! You can join the other students who have graduated through Escape and have very good careers. If on the day you are not passed, please discuss this privately with your tutor and refer to the terms and conditions with regards to additional opportunities for training. Please be aware that to keep standards impeccably high Escape do thoroughly assess each student.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR; DO I NEED A THERAPY UNIFORM?
No, you do not need to invest in any special uniform if attending our short courses. However ITEC courses do require a uniform. Your clothes should be comfortable and not restricting movement. Preferably with short sleeves or sleeves you can roll up. Please do not bring excessive jewelry on your course, please try to leave this at home, and also bring something to tie your hair back. Your nails should be clean, tidy and short. Please do not turn up with long acrylic nails for any massage or facial diploma or lash extensions for eye courses unless you are prepared to remove them! You will receive more information in your welcoming email when you book about the requirements of the course you choose.

DO WE GET THE DIPLOMA ON THE DAY?
Not automatically, however in most cases our tutors have found that they are distributing diplomas as our students do successfully attain the required standards. If for any reason a tutor feels like more practice is needed then we will arrange a mutually convenient date for you to do the next course that has a spare place.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF A TUTOR IS ILL AND HAS TO CANCEL THE COURSE?
This event is highly unlikely; But in this unlikely event we will transfer you onto the next course at no extra charge, if you cannot make the alternative date then we will try to pick a date we can train you one to one. Please refer to terms and conditions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO CANCEL THE COURSE?
Please see the terms and conditions - it is important that you do this.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT MAKE MY COURSE?
Deposits and course payments are non refundable, courses maybe transferable subject to conditions – please check with your tutor. Failure to attend a confirmed course will result in the loss of all payments made for that course. In the event of a genuine reason for cancellation (proof of which may be required) a request for transfer to a later course will be considered at the discretion of Escape Training Academy. If the request is successful an administration fee of £20 per course will be charged.

I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS
Please contact us prior to your course to discuss your requirements and we will make sure we will help in any way we can to help you gain your qualification.

ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE
We want your course to be as beneficial to you as we can, we have had a lot of students where English was not their first language. Please contact us so that we can help with any requirements.

TRAVEL
We have a lot of students that travel to us from all over the country and abroad. If you are travelling a long distance please let us know and we can recommend some places to stay within the area.

WHAT IF I HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT MY TUTOR OR TRAINING?
If you have a complaint then this must be referred to Escape. They shall deal with it appropriately based on the information you provide. You also get the opportunity to complete a student evaluation form once your training is complete. Please refer to terms and conditions about this.

WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT?
First of all you do not need a PayPal account to pay online; you just need a debit or a credit card. If you do not want to pay online we can arrange for you to pay by Bacs, or cash. Please contact us via email if this is how you would like to pay for your courses.

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