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Posted by: , 5 Sep 2010 8:28PM
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Hi, what would you advise to somebody, who has Certificate in Body Massage from Czech Republic and would like to start to work in London. What should be her next steps? Thank you. Zuzana


Dawn Spragg
12 Sep 2010 6:07PM

Neville Dalton
15 Sep 2010 11:29AM

Hello Zuzana. Funnily enough, I have just asked a similar question of the CThA on behalf of some friends of mine. The CThA suggests contacting an organisation called the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). They will tell you how your qualifications compare with the UK versions and advise you whether you need to have further qualifications in this country. The CThA suggests the most likely additional qualification you might need would be in anatomy & physiology, although as has already been suggested, you may need to prove you have a certain standard in English first. This page seems the most useful for you: http://www.naric.org.uk/index.asp?page=15. Good luck - and let us know how you get on! Neville.
Gillian Kenyon
15 Sep 2010 6:04PM

Hi Please note: There is no legal requirement to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance in the UK. What you need is the legal right to work in the UK. If someone is willing to accept your certificate and employ you in a Salon/Spa etc and you are legally allowed to work here. That is all you need. On the other hand, if you wish to work self employed and to protect yourself financially from any possible claims of negligence, and to show clients you are working on a Professional basis, you may choose to take out Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance. That being the case, there are many insurance organisations who do NOT require the course to be accredited with CThA or other bodies who you can contact for PI insurance. I have listed a number of different insurers used by members of The H Club on our web-site. Take a look at http://www.thehclub.org.uk/insurance.html
Dawn Spragg
22 Sep 2010 10:05PM

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