BABTAC Accredited Facials Training Course

Our Express Facials Course is designed for those looking to offer basic but effective facial skincare treatments to clients from home and/or mobile, teaching both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to competently perform an effective express facial treatment. You will cover the essential skills to effectively cleanse, tone, exfoliate, apply mask and moisturise your client’s skin. Not only this, you will learn a basic pressure point massage to add value for money to your facial skincare treatments.

BABTAC carries out rigorous checks for every course they accredit to ensure it’s providers, such as The Beauty Academy maintain the highest standards of training. Having completed BABTAC accredited training raises your profile and an edge over the competition when advertising to prospective clients; giving a quality assurance to your clients that you have formal training and are well versed in health and safety.  Professionals across all sectors are aware of the importance of training and development, the need to enhance skills to stay effective and also for your insurance provider’s requirements. Continuing professional development (CPD) is the term used to describe this commitment to lifelong learning and engage with developments in the industry. The BABTAC accredited courses are approved for CPD ‘points’ and so are ideal for both new therapists; and existing beauty therapists looking to complete additional or refresher training.


Express Facials Training covers;

  • Health, safety & hygiene
  • Consultation techniques
  • Contraindications
  • An Express Facial skincare treatment routine
  • Cleansing, toning & exfoliation
  • Pressure point Facial massage
  • Aftercare advice

Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone*. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277

Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.

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*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select 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. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.

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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.


The BABTAC accredited Facials Training Course is ideal for anyone already insured with and/or a member with BABTAC who wish to learn facial skincare treatments with the option to add the treatments to their existing BABTAC insurance policy.

Facial skincare treatments are hugely popular with a diverse range of clients, all looking to improve the condition and appearance of their skin. This course will teach you the essential skills to offer an Express Facial skincare treatment to your clients to cover the key techniques to deliver a therapeutic treatment to bring an improvement in the appearance and condition of the skin. Following the course, you will be able to provide a professional Express facial skincare treatment working from home and mobile. It is also an ideal course to quickly learn new skills or refresh your knowledge of facial treatments for existing therapists.

To achieve the BABTAC accredited unit certificate you will attend your practical training then access our online student portal where you will find a wealth of learning resources including training videos and comprehensive manuals. You must complete a multiple choice theory tests online and evidence of a small number of case studies (all at your own pace, from home). Once completed, you will receive the BABTAC accredited certificate within 4 weeks to allow you to promote yourself as trained to the highest standards and add the treatment to your existing BABTAC insurance (or to apply to BABTAC as as insurance member).

This training package is also ideal for existing beauty therapists/nail technicians who need to complete some recognised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to meet the requirements of their insurance provider and/or to update their knowledge and skills in this fast paced, ever-changing industry. This training is ideal as a fast track way to learn additional skills to add to your treatment menu, to meet the changing needs of your clients or indeed improve your confidence and treatment timings within your existing treatment skills, and have the advantage of CPD points to add to your CV.

Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students have no previous background in beauty and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a nail technician or beauty therapist; and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete this training package. We do provide comprehensive written study materials to assist you in consolidating your learning before, during and after your training days; and a support team on hand by email or telephone while completing your assignments and case studies towards the BABTAC accredited certificate(s). You will require basic products and tools at home, along with friends or family to practice upon in order to complete the required small amount of case studies.

We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.

If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance from ABT (if desired) so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile. Once you have complete the online theory tests and submitted the small number of case studies for each treatment subject, you will receive the BABTAC accredited Introduction to Facials certificate(s) within 4 weeks. With your BABTAC certificate you can then add the treatment to your existing BABTAC insurance (or apply for insurance membership with BABTAC).

We recommend students to read through the study materials provided before, during and after your training to consolidate your learning and also to begin practising their skills following training to develop further confidence. The Beauty Academy diplomas are issued within 2 days of attending your training days to allow you to gain insurance with ABT.

The BABTAC accredited certificates are provided within 4 weeks of submitting your completed multiple choice theory tests online and case studies (for each treatment subject). Comprehensive study materials are provided to you through our online student portal when you book, allowing you to begin studying straightaway and our friendly, expert Support Team are on-hand by telephone or email to provide support throughout your studies and beyond.

Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students portfolios for BABTAC or Online courses.  

All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99

The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.

Once you have received the BABTAC accredited certificates (within 4 weeks of submitting your assignments & case studies), you are eligible to apply for BABTAC membership; and to receive £5 off your membership fee by quoting SMSCA17 at the time of purchase.

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

This training package includes training within the ever popular facial skincare treatments to enable you to begin your freelance beauty business or indeed to add these treatments to your existing beauty business offering, all with the backing of recognised, industry professional body BABTAC accredited certification!

We offer high-quality ABT and BABTAC accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us, contactable on either email or telephone.

Following your training, you may like to complete some further in-house diploma training with The Beauty Academy to enable you to offer advanced treatments to your clients. These can be completed in as little as 1 day including Microdermabrasion and Electrical Facials – you can find details of all diploma courses here

You may also consider completing a VTCT qualification to further your career opportunities if you decide you may wish to look at gain employment within a salon or spa. To learn more about the VTCT accredited qualifications that we offer, please click here. Those who complete the BABTAC accredited training packages are eligible to upgrade to the VTCT qualifications within 12 weeks of completing the BABTAC courses at a discounted rate.

We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.

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