COURSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you’ll find the answers to questions we’re asked the most about the BAST course.
Who are the trainers?
The BAST Trainers are all highly experienced and qualified teachers, practitioners and business owners. They have been chosen with care taking into consideration their passion for teaching, qualifications, training, and experience. Each trainer has their own busy practice, and or works in an established educational institution. Please see the individual bios for more details on each trainer. Line | Lisa | Ian | Kaya | Gareth
What are the payment methods?
We accept payments via Paypal, credit card or bank transfer (on prior agreement)
Can I pay by instalments?
We have an instalment plan for the BAST Course. We require an initial deposit and then the instalments are worked out according to the time available before the course starts. the full payment must be made by week 5 of the course. There is a 5% surcharge for paying in instalments. Please email us for more information.
What is the difference between online and in person/class?
Click HERE for and explanation on the difference between online and in class delivery methods.
What happens if I can't attend some of the sessions?
We require that you complete 90% of the course (9 out of 10 sessions) to issue a Certificate of Attendance. If you are unable to do this, you will not graduate. However, there are ways to make the time up as follows:
- Attend another course to catch up on the weeks you missed out on. This can either be online or in person (if there is another course running in your area)
- Undertake a one-to-one session with your trainer (for an additional cost of £60 per hour). On average one session missed can be covered in a 1 hour one-to-one session but this may vary from person to person, class to class.
- Attend a course at a later date to finish and graduate
Is the BAST Course University level?
No. This is not an accredited course at this time. We are going to look into is in the future.
Graduates from the BAST Course have a good chance of being accepted on the Postgraduate Course in Applied Professional Practice (Cardiff University). Click HERE for more information.
BAST graduates may also be interested in joining the Vocology in Practice organisation, an elite network of voice professionals. Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience and an entrance assessment are required.
Can I attend online and in person?
Whilst it is preferable for continuity to stay with one form of course delivery and trainer, it is possible to attend a mix of online and in person sessions. This will need to be agreed to by all parties please email us for more information.
What's the difference between one trainer and another?
All BAST Trainers follow the same teaching syllabus. The only difference is purely down to location, personality, experience and style of teaching. Any course will cover all aspects needed to graduate.
Will BAST provide students for me once I graduate?
In short, no. Ultimately it is up to you to go and build your teaching practice once the course is over. You will be given plenty of tools and suggestions on how to do this during the course. Saying this there are times when we are approached for singing teacher referrals. So if you are a part of the BAST community we are more likely to refer you if you are in the student’s area.
What happens if the 3 person minimum is not achieved for the course I've booked on?
In order for the course to give you the maximum learning experience, we have realised that there needs to be a minimum of 3 people per class. Whilst it is feasible to run on less, or even one2one this is not our ideal. Therefore if a course looks like it is not going to achieve the minimum attendees we will be in communication with you regarding the possibility of postponing the start date. If we need to cancel you will be given the option to receive a 100% refund or to hold the fee over till the course is run.
What happens if I want to cancel and event or course?
Please see the BAST Cancellation Policy