How to Study with Us
Our accredited Distance Learning courses were specially designed and are tutored by a colour therapy expert, Suzy Chiazzari who guides and advises you along the way through written advice and comments, when you submit your homework for continuous assessment during our four marking periods. You can also apply for most email courses for reference or self-development purposes without tutoring or qualification at a reduced rate. Please note we do not give on-line tutoring.
Q When do the courses start?
A You can begin a course at any time & can enrol on more than one course if you have extra time to study. You can enrol & pay via the website or by post.
Q How long do the courses take to complete?
A You can select to fast-track and complete your course in
6 months or opt to do it in 1 year if you work just a few hours every couple of weeks.
Q “Are the courses complicated? I haven’t studied for years”
A The course notes are in laid out in easy-to-follow steps. Although you study from home, our courses all contain practical tasks for you to try out and give us feedback. You can request your course notes on data CD or via email.
Q “Will I have some guidance throughout the course?”
A When you enrol you are allocated time with a specialist tutor who marks your course during four marking months a year and gives you written guidance and advice so you achieve the highest grade. If you have an urgent problem while you are studying you can contact the school via email or phone and a tutor will contact you.
General queries should be written down and sent in with your homework and these will be addressed when your tutor is concentrating on your coursework.
Q “How & when do I hand in my completed work?”
A We offer flexible submission dates so you choose when you want to send in your homework. You can send in your written course work either by post or by email. Comments and advice will be emailed back to you.
Q “Will I have to buy any books?”
A No. All material is contained in your course work manuals or CD-Rom, or we can send your course via email you do not have to buy extra books. Some courses include cassette tapes, charts, colour wheels.
Q “ I live abroad. Will I have to visit the school or attend classes?”
A The entire course is via correspondence and you do not have to attend any classes. You can also request your course to be sent to you on CD-rom and marked via email during the marking period that you submit your homework. We also offer a selection of practical workshops that give you hands on experience and count as on-going practitioner training.
Q “Do I have to do the tests and examination?”
A No. IRIS courses are available to anyone, whether they undertake the tests and projects or not. However, only those who submit their answers and pass the continuous assessment tests, will receive our Diploma.
Q “How soon can I start practising as a therapist?”
A Once you obtain your Diploma you can advertise your services and start practising your therapy straight away. In addition, when you have some experience working in your field you will be able to join a number of professional associations that recognise our qualification.
Q “Will I have to buy any books?”
A No. All material is contained in your course notes which you can choose to have supplied via email or on data CD or in two workbooks ( UK only – as these are printed to order ) you do not have to buy extra books. Some courses also include music CD, cassette tapes, charts, colour wheels
A little bit more?.........
The Holistic Design Institute has an excellent reputation, established over 12 years.
We have students in over 35 countries.
We are proud to be able to assist our graduates with opportunities after they qualify as we get many enquiries from prospective clients, groups & the media.
How and when do I hand in my completed work?
A We offer flexible submission dates so you choose when you want to send in your homework. You can send in your written course work either by post or by email. Please note that comments and advice is only given during the marking periods.