FAQs - Pyramid


Below is a list of the Frequently Asked Questions we get here at Pyramid Holistic Centre about our courses. If your question isn’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to message us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Training

  • Is a career in holistic therapies right for me?

    If you are a caring person who likes to help others then my answer to  that would be yes, most likely.

  • Which complementary therapy should I learn?

    There are quite a few therapies to choose from but the most common are Reflexology, Massage & Aromatherapy. Which one you should choose will depend entirely on you as an individual.

    We have free training advisory calls, get in touch and we can help you decide which option is best for you.

  • Where is the course based?

    Our Reflexology, Massage & Aromatherapy courses are all available at our centre in Donegal.
    But we are expanding to Dublin and are currently offering Reflexology there.

  • Can the course be done online?

    There are aspects of the course which can be started online, for example the Anatomy & Physiology.
    But due to the practical element of the therapies we do not offer it online, you would not get the same support and hands on help that a tutor can give you in person.

    In Ireland, insurance companies won't cover you for Professional Insurance cover if you have done an online course for a practical holistic therapies like Reflexology, Massage, Aromatherapy or Energy Therapies.

  • I have educational needs, will I be able to do the course?

    If you require any help with learning, you must let us know before the beginning of the course so the relevant support can be identified and put in place.

  • It's been a long time since I left school or done any studying. Will I struggle with learning?

    You’re not alone there! We have had plenty of students come through our courses who haven't been in a learning environment in a long time.
    We make our learning as fun and interactive as possible to help our students learn the information in a more practical way.

    If there is any part of the course you find difficult or start to struggle with, our tutors are on hand to provide you with the additional support you need to achieve your goals.

  • What learning material will I get?

    You will be required to get 2 books, 1 for your practical module & 1 for anatomy & physiology. We sometimes have some second hand books available for purchase. All additional learning material will be provided by us along with our online learning platform to support your learning.

  • What will I need to bring with me?

    This will vary depending on which course you are doing but that information will be provided in your course guidelines. With every course we ask you to bring a pen and notebook, packed lunch and comfortable clothes.

  • I have already done Anatomy & Physiology, do I have to repeat it?

    Some certifications are recognised and in such cases you can be exempt from the Anatomy & Physiology module. In the scenario your certification is not accepted, we allow students to undertake a skills test. On successful passing of the skills test, you can choose to join the Anatomy & Physiology classes or do some home revision and simply sit the exam at the end of the course. 

  • Is there an exam at the end of the course?

    Yes, for the diploma courses, you will be required to complete a practical assessment and a multiple choice theory exam for each of the modules.
    Short courses do not require a final assessment.

  • Are the tutors fully qualified?

    All of our tutors hold teaching qualifications and are fully qualified in their respective fields.

  • Is the course approved by a recognised awarding body?

    Yes absolutely, for insurance purposes it is very important to choose a course that is accredited by a recognised awarding body.
    All of our diploma courses and short postgraduate courses are accredited by ITEC, VTCT or FHT.

  • What is the difference between ITEC, VTCT & FHT?

    ITEC, VTCT & FHT are all awarding bodies that specialise in Beauty, Complementary Therapies & Sports.
    ITEC & VTCT are Internationally recognised in over 40 countries.
    FHT is recognised all across Ireland & UK.

  • Will I be able to work professionally after the course?

    Yes, as soon as you complete our base diplomas you will be qualified to gain insurance and start providing your therapy as a service. 

  • I want to work in a different country, will my qualification be recognised?

    Our ITEC diploma courses are recognised in Ireland, UK & across 40 different countries around the world. That means your ITEC diploma will allow you to practice in those countries.
    Our post grad courses are recognised all across Ireland & UK.

  • Can I get Professional Insurance cover after the course?

    Yes all ITEC, VTCT & FHT courses are fully insurable by the top therapy insurance companies.

  • What is the cost of the courses?

    The price of the courses vary depending on which course you’re interested in and your previous qualifications.

    Get in touch with us and we can advise you on the investment for the course you’re interested in.

  • Is there a payment plan?

    Yes we offer a few different payment options to suit everyone's needs.

    Get in touch with us and we can talk you through the different options we have.