Have you helped a student therapist reach their full potential?
Perhaps you taught a student lacking in confidence, who didn’t feel very capable in a classroom, but was transformed into a high achiever when they discovered their passion for therapies?
Has an inspirational colleague really raised the bar in therapy education?
Do you work as part of a team that has transformed the way that students are taught therapies, leading to unprecedented results?
Have you been inspired by a training provider who went beyond what was required of them to ensure your educational success?
If any of the above sounds familiar, we’d love to hear from you. You can nominate yourself for the award, or put forward an inspirational colleague or team.
Last year’s winner for FHT Tutor of the Year was FHT accredited course provider, Gwyn Featonby:
A qualified nurse, Gwyn has been practicing complementary therapies for over 30 years. Much of her work has been within hospitals and hospices, where she used therapies to help adults and children manage symptoms related to cancer and other long-term or life-threatening conditions. Today she is education lead at an NHS approved school, which she helped to develop as part of a dedicated team.
The NHS Natural Health School is dedicated to training the next generation of expert therapists, and is part of a self-sustaining model that provides free treatments to patients at a Macmillan cancer centre based in the same hospital. It’s at this school that Gwyn delivers a unique NHS Certificate in Complementary Therapies – a competency-based programme that provides Level 3 students with the skills and experience necessary to practice in an NHS setting and ensure they meet the needs of patients with complex health needs.
In the words of someone who provided a supporting testimonial for Gwyn’s award entry, ‘she is very modest in her achievements but I, and a lot of others in the complementary therapy field, know that she is an amazing practitioner, an informative, knowledgeable and approachable teacher and a pioneer in the complementary therapy field.’
Speaking about her win, Gwyn says: ‘I am delighted to have won the award for FHT Tutor of the year. It is a privilege to be part of a learner’s journey, whether it’s someone new to the industry, or a practitioner wanting to gain more specialist knowledge.
‘Highly skilled and enthusiastic practitioners are key to the provision of quality assured and effective complementary therapy. To be recognised as having a small part in enabling the development of such practitioners is a great honour, not just for me, but for the whole team at the NHS Natural Health School. We are so proud of our learners and graduates, and never forget that they choose to study with us. We strive to help them achieve the very best that they can, but success is only possible with their own enthusiasm and hard work.’