Q: Do I have to be an experienced healer to enrol?
A: No. Because all Animal Magic Training© courses are complete, professional training packages, they are suitable for both novice and experienced healers due to the structure of courses. You do not need any qualifications or experience of healing or working with animals before enrolling. Because our training is the highest standard available, all our courses are recognised by insurance for you to practice in over twenty two countries worldwide.
Q: Is there home study to complete?
A: As well as the requirement to complete the applied learning sections, there may are case studies to complete before practitioner certification is awarded. There are two options of assessment for graduation certification.
Assessment Method One: Portfolio Assessment. This option requires hands-on practical case studies included in a portfolio that is completed at home in order to complete the entire course and apply for certification. If you have successfully included all the necessary criteria in your portfolio you will receive your practitioner diploma certification within 21 days after the set marking date – (dates are below), by post.
Assessment Method Two: Practical Intensive Assessment (P.I.A). There are no case studies or portfolio to complete with this option. You only need complete the Applied Learning sections. A P.I.A is a pre-arranged date whereby all assessment is done on-site in Norfolk over 4 hours. You are required to bring an animal with you to the P.I.A as animals cannot be supplied for this. During the P.I.A session you will be assessed on specific criteria requirements. If there are areas which need improving, then you will have the opportunity to work through them during the day. You will receive your practitioner certification within 21 days of attending the P.I.A, by post.
Q: How do I start/complete the Learn @ Home course?
A: All Learn @ Home diploma courses are completed on your own pc. Before you purchase any course you should ensure you can open PDF files that will be emailed to you and have the correct software to view any course videos or listen to any course audio files, if there are any included. After purchasing the course, you will complete an enrolment form, which pops up automatically. We’ll then process your enrolment and send your course via email within 12 days (if purchased by Stripe) or within 5 working days if you pay via PayPal. Each module should be completed in turn. At the end of each module there is a an applied learning section to complete which compounds and enhances your knowledge of the subject and forms part of the required course criteria for professional certification. With some courses there are supporting videos to view. Learn at home courses are not on-line courses, they are Learn @ Home packages completed on your pc via the package sent by email.
Q: How long will it take to complete a course?
A: This all depends on the amount of time you spend completing the course and of course what course you have chosen to do. Some complete courses within 4-8 months, but you have 30 months from the purchase date to complete each of our diploma and certificate level courses.
Q: Are there specific annual marking dates?
A: Yes. Portfolio marking takes place every February / June / November. Your portfolio needs to reach us by email by the 15th of the specific marking month. Should you not be able to commit to any marking month then you may request a non-scheduled marking date (NSMD) which is arranged with Niki. 10 days notice is required to book an NSMD option and the fee is detailed in your manual and paid by bank transfer only.
Q: Can I work professionally after training?
A: Yes! Worldwide! Because all Animal Magic© training courses are at the highest diploma level grade, our courses are fully insurable, allowing you to practice professionally. Our courses are recognised worldwide in over 22 different countries. For specific country information you should check with your own insurance company if our courses are insurable with them in your location. Animal Magic Training© is the only provider to award graduates optional post-nominal letters for use after your name, giving kudos and instilling confidence in individuals and professionals who use your services. Post nominal letters are an optional purchase. Many of our graduates go on to work alongside Vets In professional practice. Post-Nominal letters can be used on all advertising and marketing materials. The purchase fee for post-nominal letters is £88. Should you require post-nominal letters with your certification, payment must be made at the time of portfolio submission or they will not be entered upon your certificate. Please check your own insurance company to see if you are covered to practice with your current policy.
Q: How do I send my completed portfolio to you?
A: We do not accept hard copies through the post. Please send via email to the following address, or by uploading to a third party of your portfolio is large. Such providers include WeTransfer, a free service.
Q: Will I receive support during and after training?
A: Yes! Support will be offered via our 1-1 telephone mentoring sessions. These are in 30 minute durations and are offered by telephone to people in the UK. These can be booked through this website.