The FHT is the leading professional association of choice for therapists in the UK and Ireland, including student therapists. It is our aim to promote high standards in education by supporting tutors in their teaching to ensure our future therapists are achieving their aspirations while obtaining the fully accredited qualifications they need.
Our current student members will go on to work in a wide range of specialisms - from sports and remedial therapies, to complementary healthcare and holistic beauty and spa treatments so we are fully committed to supporting every field.
Support for tutors
As tutors and influential figures to student therapists, the FHT is here to support you. There are many ways we can offer support including:
- Providing you with the latest industry news via channels such as our International Therapist magazine which you can share with your students
- Access to impartial and independent resources highlighting benefits of membership with a professional association
- Exciting presentations from our experts via our FHT Ambassador Programme.
FHT Ambassador Programme
Our Ambassadors Programme puts a trained and experienced FHT expert in your classroom to provide an informative talk to your students. The Ambassador will deliver an exciting presentation on a variety of topics including the benefits of belonging to a professional association like the FHT, the significance of insurance, and what could happen if insurance is not obtained, and they will also highlight the importance of following code of conduct and professional practice. Students will also learn of past experiences and hear real stories from our expert, allowing them to gain an insight into the industry they will be entering.
Students will gain 2 CPD points from attending an Ambassador’s talk and they will receive a certificate to add to their portfolio. For Beauty and Hairdressing students, the talk will count towards the business units on their course.
"The students loved hearing about Jon's journey into holistic therapies and also the real life examples he gave as to why we all need insurance." Jayne Catley, Tameside College
You can read more of the FHT Ambassadors Programme and see who your nearest expert is by following the link below. You can also find the form to request a visit there too.
Benefits to your students if they join FHT include:
- FHT Code of Conduct and Professional Practice to follow
- A lapel badge
- Case study insurance for outside of college*
- Therapy magazine and industry news
- Discounted products from the FHT shop
- Local meetings with like-minded therapists.
How about FHT accreditation?
If you offer an exemplary training course that isn’t from an awarding organisation there is the opportunity to apply for FHT accreditation. When you obtain FHT accreditation your students can be sure that their qualifications and short courses have been independently and externally assessed, to meet the highest standards in the industry.
Please visit our becoming an accredited course provider page to find out more information.
Why not get in touch today and discover how we can help your students reach their full potential?
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