ETS Newsletter 21 07/07/2014

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ETS News Summary

CMS Installation Service


Additional Resources 

Current Offers
30 Years of the AoR


Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Online Courses 
Health and Safety Online Courses
Special Offers 

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ETS News Summary
As another quarter ticks on, what a fabulous time of the year it is with the light nights and summer sun. At this point in the newsletter we normally show a photo of 2 old birds (ETS Directors Sharon and Chris!) but thought instead you might enjoy this family of swallows nesting in a stable. These special little birds will learn to fly and in just a matter of weeks they will set off for Africa. Now that is what we call a learning curve!
In this quarter we have introduced a fantastic installation service for the Client Management System, joined forces with some more affiliates, added to the package of resources included in our VTCT course and added another special offer for you. 
This quarter the Association of Reflexologists have used their regular column to tell you about their 30th anniversary being celebrated this month.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter and if you would like us to consider an article of yours for publication in the next newsletter please just contact us!

CMS Installation Service 
When you make a software purchase it is always good to know that support is at hand just in case a problem is encountered. ETS now offer a FREE installation service for the Client Management System. We will ensure CMS is installed successfully and, at the same time, provide a 15 minute consultation to get you started. When you order CMS, you will be provided with a telephone number to ring to schedule your online meeting. You need do nothing more!
Julia from Kent used this service. This is what she had to say -  
"I have never used Essential Training Solutions before but was looking for a client record/system to use for my business. I purchased it online and tried to download it but had a problem doing so. Something to do with my computer not the programme. I contacted ETS and they sent me a disc. Again no joy but I contacted their telephone support. He arranged to call me at a time that suited me. I had to download a programme so that he could take over my laptop. Everything was sorted and I am now up and running! Great service. Very helpful gentleman and the team at ETS were also very good. I would consider buying training products from them and have no hesitation in recommending the CMS to anyone."

We said in our previous newsletter that 2014 seems to be the Year of the Affiliate and it continues to be so! We are delighted to have formalised our working relationship with:
London College of Massage - We have been supporting students from the London College of Massage for some time now but their profile is now on our Affiliates page. The LCM is dedicated to providing excellent training in massage therapy.
Alternatively Better - Established in 2002, their Training Academy offers recognised, affordable, accredited and insurable courses in complementary, holistic and beauty therapy.
Teach Therapy - Established in 2006, Teach Therapy specialise in offering a high standard, and huge variety of courses for Professional Therapists.
Want to know more about becoming an ETS Affiliate? Please click here.  

Additional Resources
Our VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology has always been excellent value for money but now it is spectacularly good! We now include our Complete Pathology for Complementary Therapies book as well as the Essential Anatomy & Physiology combo pack!
So for the course fee, with no hidden charges or any requirement to purchase anything else at all, students receive: 
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us - we are always here to help.  

Current Offers

Our Pathology CPD courses have always been popular and so we have created a Pathology Pair-Up for you! Purchase both the FHT Pathology course and the FHT Further Pathology course and save £19.99. Visit our Special Offers page for details and to purchase. 
As well as having our own students, please do remember that we use our fabulous tutorials and question banks from our accredited and approved courses to support students studying with other training institutions. Our Teacher's Pet includes the tutorials and question banks from our 3 core subjects (Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology and Health & Safety) for one great price!
Ideal if you are just starting your training and perfect to help with revision. 
So all three main subjects in one big Teacher's Pet pack and for all for under £45!
30 Years of the AoR
Courtesy of the Association of Reflexologists

 30 Years Old This Month!

The Association of Reflexologists was set up in 1984 and since then it has gone from strength to strength and has supported over 25,000 members through the last 30 years!

This article looks back on our involvement in promoting excellence in training over the years:

A brief history of Reflexology Training

In 1984, when the AoR was first formed, there were no set teaching specification or national standards for reflexology; each school would set its own syllabus and would decide how the students would be assessed at the end of their course. Exams were sat in-house with no external assessment. Quite surprising that this was the case only 30 years ago!

In 1989 the AoR decided that this needed to be addressed and facilitated a meeting of 32 representatives of various reflexology organisations and schools resulting in the standards for teaching being unanimously agreed – these marked the start of some very exciting changes which have resulted in the Reflexology Diploma now being placed on the national Governmental framework.

The next milestone was in the early 1990’s when the first AoR Practitioner’s Course was run, this was the start of external assessment in reflexology training as students were examined not only by the school but also by a representative from the AoR training and education department. This course continued until the early millennium when it then became externally moderated by independent awarding bodies, first the AQA and then the ABC, meaning that the requirement for a high standard of training truly lay outside of the schools.

Alongside this, the AoR were also involved with the setting of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the development of the Core Curriculum for reflexology; both of these were produced to consolidate training standards and education for reflexology in the UK. All this hard groundwork meant that in 2010 the Diploma in Reflexology was at last able to be placed onto the Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF), the National Governmental framework, securing for reflexology a nationally recognised qualification.

It is always good to step back occasionally, to allow time to reflect on how far you have come - and a big birthday is often such a time. However, be reassured that the AoR remains forward thinking and we will continue to strive to remain the foremost inspirational reflexology association; supporting both individual reflexologists and reflexology as a profession.

If you would like to find out more about reflexology, training as a reflexologist, how to become an AoR member or benefits of membership visit:

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