The Guild of Beauty Therapists

The Guild of Beauty Therapists have been providing beauty therapist insurance & membership for over 25 years. Guild Accredited training courses are best suited to those already insured with the Guild of Beauty Therapists who wish to continue their membership but to complete training within further treatments & add these to their existing Guild insurance policy. Guild Accredited (GTi) courses combine fast-track practical training with flexible online learning through the Guild online portal, completed at your own pace. There are no case studies required to achieve your certificate, although practice beyond your training is highly recommend to begin building your skills & confidence. Gain an industry recognised certificate to gain insurance & begin earning. Receive discounted insurance & membership to The Guild. Guild accredited courses also carry CPD points so ideal for teaching professionals within the beauty sector.

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC)

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation and insurance provider for professionals working in the beauty, holistic and sports therapy industries. Established in 1977, BABTAC are proud to represent over 10,000 industry professionals as BABTAC members. BABTAC accredited courses are ideal for those who are already insured members with BABTAC who are looking to complete additional training and add further treatments to their existing insurance. BABTAC Accredited courses combine fast track face to face practical training with online study through our Online student portal. Completed at your own pace, you complete multiple choice online tests from home to check your understanding of theory and submit a small number of case studies for feedback. Upon completion you achieve a BABTAC accredited unit certificate.

Prices shown include all exam fees and includes VAT

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Already registered with The Guild of Beauty Therapists or BABTAC for membership and/or insurance?

If you are already registered with The Guild or BABTAC for insurance and/or membership and wish to remain with them but are considering taking further training so you can extend the range of treatment possible to offer; then a Guild or BABTAC accredited course may be right for you. Select courses linked to the insurance body you are already with to ensure you can easily add on your new treatments to your existing insurance policy. Do bear in mind all Diploma Training Courses offered by The Beauty Academy are accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists so you can easily change to ABT for insurance (and receive a 10% discount) should you choose not to take a Guild or BABTAC accredited route and change insurance provider.


New to the industry and not yet insured?

If you are new to the industry, you might consider the Guild or BABTAC accredited training options to gain the additional benefits of joining the Guild or BABTAC either for insurance or membership such as a therapist listing upon their website, seasonal discounts on products/services and regular industry publications (such as The Guild News). However it may not necessarily be the best route for you if just wanting to get insured & earning from home or mobile within the shortest time possible – all Diploma Courses offered by The Beauty Academy are accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT) for insurance. If looking to gain employment, you may wish to look at the Internationally recognised VTCT Qualification routes which are highly sought by employers.

<h2>Payment options suitable for everyone</h2>
Our friendly advisors are on hand on <strong>Freephone 0800 999 2277</strong> to assist you in booking your place over the telephone, or online. Depending on your choice of course we can offer a choice of payment options. See below for further information.

By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.


Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.

A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.

If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.

The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.

You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.

This is the perfect solution for financing our courses over £1000 or to borrow more than just the course fee to cover starter kits, insurance and other setting up expenses for your new career/business.

Here are 4 good reasons for you to consider using this financing package:
1. Simple Application Process – You can either:
Apply on line
Better still, please ring their helpful advisors direct on 0203 617 4647
2. Rapid Response Time
No waiting around – You will have a decision within 24 hours
3. Competitive Rates
Our reputable lenders offer competitive rates and high acceptance rates
4. Flexible Terms
Borrow from £1000 up to how ever much you want to help you get started

‘The Beauty Academy Ltd’ is an introducer appointed representative of Ideal Sales Solutions Ltd T/A Ideal4Finance.
Ideal Sales Solutions is a credit broker and not a lender FRN 70340.

Finance available subject to status.  Loans of £25,000 and above available on a secured basis.
Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.  Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any other debt secured on it.
  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Brilliant course. Tutor Leanne was so helpful and friendly and made me feel totally at ease. I was nervous as I have never done any beauty training before and she put me at ease straight away. Brilliant service and I will one hundred percent be using again. Thank you very much!!

    Ellie Hood

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I made a last minute decision to attend the ‘dry manicure and gel polish’ course and so glad I did! The tutor (Donnamarie) was so passionate and inspiring that she gave me the confidence I needed. Everything was well explained and the group was small enough get the best out of the day.

    Gemma Hacker

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I’ve obtained multiple qualifications with The Beauty Academy over the years. It has improved my skills and I have gained confidence. The training is thorough and the course works around you, the tutors are all great! I will definitely book another course to keep up with the beauty industry.

    Sabine St Hilaire

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Our expert team of tutors based across our 10 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, with years of industry experience and all friendly and excited to welcome all our fantastic students