We are privileged to have Gatlin International as partner, who is offering our candidates all the required courses in partnership with below mentioned organisation. Gatlin International Associated college is accredited through below mentioned organisation.

                          We are supporting educational charity.

EFA Foundation is not-for-profit registered charity, with a mission to combine all usfull information,services offered by other charitable,private and public organisations.


Aspire Institute has partnered with Gatlin International to offer online education programmes and courses designed to provide you with the workforce skills necessary to acquire professional positions in many in-demand occupations.


Associated Colleges are an Active IQ approved centre.

Active IQ are one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies, covering Health, Fitness, Sport and Recreation.

Active IQ is a dynamic, flexible Awarding Body within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways. All of Active IQ’s qualifications are appropriate to occupations within the Active Leisure and Learning Sector. Active IQ offer their qualifications both nationally and internationally.


Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)


"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit, www.aept.co.uk

Association for Coaching

Associated Colleges is an Organisation Member of the Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is an independent non profit organisation with the goal to promote best practice, raise awareness and standards across the Coaching industry, while providing value added benefits to its members - whether they are professional Coaches or Organisations involved in Coaching.

Association for Coaching
66 Church Road
London W7 1LB
United Kingdom
Visit their website at www.associationforcoaching.com.




On successful completion of this course students can join BABTAC. BABTAC has been the professional face of beauty and holistic therapy for over 30 years. It is the premier UK association for beauticians and therapists and is widely recognised as one of the longest standing and most influential bodies for the industry.

The BABTAC badge is the sign of confidence. Whenever the BABTAC certificate and treatment list appear, the public is assured that their therapist is a qualified professional committed to excellence in their field and their continuing development as professionals. British Institute of Learning and Development (BILD)


The BILD exists to promote quality and best practice in open, flexible and distance forms of learning throughout the education and training sectors of the UK. It is the national cross sector association for open learning drawing its membership from the key areas of open and flexible learning.

The BILD is recognised as one of the leading organisations promoting quality and best practice in open learning in the UK.

Visit the BILD website at www.thebild.org




CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.


Complementary Medical Association

AICE Associated Colleges is a CMA Registered Centre of Excellence.

Visit the CMA website by clicking here.


Federation of Holistic Therapists

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (F.H.T) is the largest association in the UK. It carries global Recognition and represents over 20,000 professional therapists. The F.H.T sets industry standards thereby ensuring best practice for Therapists and their clients. No other UK association has influenced the acceptance of Complementary Therapies in the UK more than the F.H.T.

Benefits of Membership

As a fully qualified therapist holding one of our Nationally Recognised Awards that are accepted by the F.H.T, you will be eligible for the following membership benefits:

  • As a Full Member of the F.H.T, you will be eligible for F.H.T Insurance policies that are related to the beauty, complementary and sports therapy sectors in the United Kingdom. Thus you can practice with peace of mind, knowing that comprehensive cover (a standard £3 million) is available for a variety of treatments at an affordable cost.
  • Full Members are allowed to vote at General Meetings and to serve on the Governing Council of the F.H.T.
  • Members are supplied with a multi-discipline therapy magazine, the 'International Therapist' that has the biggest circulation in the UK for qualified therapists. This is a non-commercial editorial offering unbiased and expert information on subjects from Aromatherapy to Yoga. Published bi-monthly in full colour.
  • Members of the F.H.T can enjoy the benefit of major savings (upto 50%) from over 50 leading U.K. suppliers through the Membership discount scheme.
  • Every Member of the F.H.T receives a catalogue full of products commissioned by the F.H.T for its Membership (e.g. association badged clothing, aromatherapy and reflexology charts, videos and couches etc.)
  • Members can call a free support line for information regarding treatment procedures, marketing and general enquiries (access to F.H.T's legal helpline and counselling helpline is provided for a small annual premium).
  • Access to the F.H.T member's site where you can communicate with other therapists throughout the World.



F.H.T Accredited Courses

Today's clients expect Therapists to be professional. When they visit you, they want to be advised and treated by a fully trained and qualified therapist. Full Membership of The Federation of Holistic Therapists shows them that you are a true Professional. For more information please visit the F.H.T's website at www.fht.org.uk.


Fitness Industry Association (FIA)



The Fitness Industry Association (FIA) is the industry body which represents almost 2,500 public and private organisations across the UK.

The FIA's mission is to continually raise standards, promote and represent the health and fitness industry in the pursuit of a more physically active and healthier nation.

For more information please visit the FIA website by clicking here.



Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists


A Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Accredited Training College

Launched in 1994, The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists is the UK's biggest professional beauty trade body. The Guild has over 5,000 members who are all fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists. All Members of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists work to a strict code of ethics.

This is great news for students who complete one of our courses that have been accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists as they are now able to secure full membership to the Guild starting from only £85 per annum.



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Associated college Stonebridge is a NCFE registered Centre

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.


Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P)

The Register for Foot Health Professional (R.F.H.P) is a non-profit professional association for Foot Health Practitioners, who places practitioners on a register, making the public aware that the practitioner is trained to a high standard.

The R.F.H.P campaigns for, promotes and supports those who work and practice in the Foot Health Practitioner Industry. It reaches out to people who act as advocates for the Foot Health Profession and it anticipates and exceeds stakeholder expectations. Members are of all ages and come from a broad range of professional and personal backgrounds.

R.F.H.P Accredited Courses

For more information on the RFHP, please click here

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)


Stonebridge Associated Colleges has been accepted for recognition as Endorsed Training within the framework of the Register of Exercise Professionals.

REPS is an independent public Register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. One of our key functions is to provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed national occupational standards.

Membership of Reps provides assurance and confidence to consumers, employers and health professions that all registered exercise professionals are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform specific roles. Members are acknowledged for their professionalism, their adherence to the industry’s nationally recognised standards and their ongoing education. Members are bound by a Code of Ethical Conduct and hold appropriate public liability insurance. In order to remain on the Register, members must continue to meet the standards that are set for their profession through Continual Professional Development (CPD).

To gain recognition by the Register of Exercise Professionals, instructors must provide evidence that they meet the National Occupational Standards. These standards are produced by SkillSActive, the Sector SkillsCouncil for the Active Leisure & Wellbeing, who represent the needs of the industry agreed by employers and other stakeholders.



Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)

Associated Colleges are an approved training provider for the SHTC

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice - students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

The Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC) exists to provide the General Public and Health Professionals with a body of regulated professionals, all qualified to accredited levels, and who all obey the appropriate NOS National Occupational Standards.

All of our members have appropriate professional qualifications that are either directly accredited in their own right (e.g. NVQs and Degrees), or are from QCA / SQA approved Awarding bodies.

The SHTC is run independently from any College or Awarding Body, and therefore will accept all appropriately qualified therapists equally and fairly. We exist to maintain standards, and not engage in industry politics.

For more information please visit the SHTC website by clicking here.

The American Association of Drugless Practitioners

To visit the AADP website, click here

The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification and Accreditation Board has granted Stonebridge Associated Colleges full board professional accreditation and certification.


The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

 Associated Colleges are Organisational Members of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA).

The American Holistic Health Association is dedicated to promoting holistic principles: honouring the whole person (mind, body and spirit) and encouraging people to actively participate in their own health and healthcare.

AHHA is the leading national resource connecting people with vital solutions for reaching a higher level of wellness.

To visit the AADP website, click here



The General Hypnotherapy Council

Aspire Institute Associated Colleges has become a: 'Representative Organisation within The General Hypnotherapy Council'

The General Hypnotherapy Register has made such rapid and astonishing progress towards its primary goal of providing, in line with stated Department of Health guidelines, a single independent Register of Practitioners to which the public, GP's and all relevant third parties may refer with confidence, that they have felt able to take, well ahead of schedule, the next logical step in their contribution towards the inevitable consolidation of the profession -- the creation of a General Hypnotherapy Council.



 The General Hypnotherapy Register

'Patron of The General Hypnotherapy Register'

Students in training with Stonebridge Associated Colleges may also enjoy an association with the General Hypnotherapy Register (www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com).

For more information please visit the General Hypnotherapy Register website by clicking here.University for Industry

Aspire Institute associated colleges has been accepted as a qualified supplier for existing materials by the University for Industry (UfI).

Ufi today announced a preliminary list of over 100 titles which it is considering for the portfolio of learning materials it is planning for autumn 2000. It has also written to an initial list of over 150 qualified suppliers inviting them to tender for these titles.

The qualified suppliers include organisations such as IBM, BBC, and Microsoft as well as colleges, universities and professional institutes. They are all producers of high-quality open and distance learning materials, ranging from web, digital and multimedia products through to video, audio and traditional print.

UfI chief executive Anne Wright said: "Ufi was thrilled by the enthusiastic response from all kinds of organisations wanting to supply materials that meet Ufi's very high quality standards.

A full media release is available from the College or http://www.ufi.com



World Certification Institute

Aspire Institute Associated Colleges are proud to announce that we have been granted Accredited Alliance Status with the World Certification Institute (www.worldcertification.org.) whose listing includes some of the finest educational establishments in the World, such as: the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, as well as many other leading U.K. and Worldwide Universities.

The World Certification Institute is an international body registered in the United States, with regional centres in Europe, Oceania, Asia, America and Africa. The world body serves as a leading global authority to recognize cross-national skills, competencies and professional practices that are derived from internationally accepted best practices.

The World Certification Institute attracts a global membership representing competent professionals and practitioners from diverse occupational backgrounds and cross-functional disciplines.  Associated College’s Diplomas have been recognised by the Institute as an acceptable qualification for the certified status.

1. In order to gain the Certified Professional status, graduates with a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience and having achieved a diploma through Aspire Institute and associated colleges, can apply to be awarded the professional credential as “World Certified Professional”. Once graduates have attained this professional level they may use the post nominal letters “WCP”. They can also be considered for a minimum level of an associate membership with the World Certification Institute and may also use the post nominal membership as “AWCI”.

2. Stonebridge graduates without the pre-requisite diploma but with a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience can apply to be awarded the professional credential as “World Accredited Practitioner” and may use the post nominal letters “WAP”.

If you would like more information on the World Certification Institute and the application process for membership please visit:



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