Frequently Asked Questions

Your most frequently asked questions answered

How do I pay for my course?
You can pay direct on the website either via credit,debit card or paypal. You can also request that we send you an invoice direct to your email account.

How long will it take me to complete my course work?
That depends. You can take as long or as quickly as you choose. Its up to you how much time and effort you put into your course work. Some students take up to a year some students complete in a matter of weeks. (we do however recommend that your courses be completed within 12 months ) As a guideline the majority of our courses will take you aprox 100-150 hrs to complete depending on the type of course. Advanced courses may take a little longer.

How do I apply for my exam and how is it sent?
Your exam will be included with the coursework. Please note that you will be requested to do a minimum of one 1000 minimum word case study, please bare this in mind when downloading your exam.

What if I don't wish to take an exam at the end of the course?
Then that's fine too, we have lots of students who just like to gain knowledge and do not necessarily want to take an examination.

How do I know if I have passed my exam?
You will be notified of your results within 7 days. On successful completion of your exam you will receive your diploma or certificate as an attachment.

Opening Zip & Course Files? If you are opening your files on a tablet/IPad or phone then you will need to have the correct apps installed to allow you to open pdf and zip files. These are usually free to download. You can also request that your courses are sent to you unzipped. (free link to download the app for Ipads) -

What if I fail my exam?
We will notify you of your results and if you have not passed, you will be given the opportunity to re-submit your exam at no extra charge. Please note you will be able to read through your examination and take your time, you are in no hurry and have up to 7 days to complete this and if you have read and understood your course material then we doubt very much that you will have to re-sit.

What is the difference between a Diploma and Certificate Course?
The diploma courses tend to be a little more in-depth and advanced, however both the certificate and diploma courses are accredited.

Can I have a hard copy posted out to me of my qualification?
Your qualification is included in the price of the course and will be sent to you via pdf so that you may print it off at home, if you would like a signed and hard copy posted out to you there will be an upgrade admin charge of £10 plus p&p

Do I have to do any case studies?
You will be expected to complete at least one min 1000 word case study. This will help consolidate your learning and will be marked as part of your exam. You can also visit the Student Library which offers videos and practical tips that will be helpful to you during your studies.

Do I have to attend a workshop?
Because our students are worldwide, we do not hold workshops and as our course material is so precise we are confident you will be proficient in your chosen therapy when you have completed your studies. However if you are undertaking any form of massage course or hopi ear candling, then we strongly recommend that you attend a practical day before working with the public.

I live in Canada, South Africa, Mexico, china, India etc.. can I still study with you and is my qualification recognised? All courses are accredited internationally and holistic therapy is studied world wide as this is a peaceful and natural therapy we see no reason why this is not accepted in any country. We have students from all over the world whom are now working as successful therapists after training with the School of Life Studies. We are also recognised course providers with the IICT in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, UK.

Why are your courses so inexpensive?
We keep our courses affordable to all as we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn about holistic healing no matter what there status or background. You will not lose out on any information and you will also have full access to the student library.

Can I then practice my therapy legally?
Once you have passed an exam with any of our accredited courses you can legally practice your chosen therapy, however we strongly recommend that you take out adequate insurance if working with the public, this is law in many countries and especially the UK. The School of Life Studies accept no responsibility for students who may cause injury whilst working with the public after taking any of our courses. As a Life Study Student once you have passed your exam you will also be eligible to apply for membership to the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine. This will then offer you more credibility as a therapist and as a member of the IPHM you will be issued with a therapy badge and certificate to display on your wall or therapy room and apply for insurance. You can get more details from

Insurance - I wish to work as a practitioner do I need insurance?
SLS strongly advise any practitioner to have adequate insurance and in most countries this is a legal requirement. All students whom qualify will have the option to obtain holistic insurance and as a member of either the iict or the iphm you will be eligible for discount. Please check your own countries legislation for insurance.

What is the Student Library? Our student library has been set up especially for you. Here you will find helpful training videos relevant to your chosen course. You will also find further reading and products that you may find helpful. Details of the library will automatically be sent with your course material.

How is my course work sent to me? When you make payment for your course you will receive a download link from us. You can download your course up to 3 times, we recommend saving the course work to your computer or tablet as soon as possible.

I have ordered & paid for my course but I have not received it? Ypu will be sent a download link immediately, Iffor whatever reason you have not received your files then please check your spam or junk folders. We recommend that you save our email address to your address book so that important emails from us do not go astray. If you have still not received your files and have checked that you are getting emails sent to you OK then please contact us either via email or telephone so that we can re-send them.

I have another query which has not been answered here, how do I contact you?
Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us. You can do this via email or phone