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Frequently Asked Questions - Training Accreditation

A selection of FAQs on Guild training accreditation are provided below. See also:

Insurance and Membership FAQs | Training FAQs


What are the current Government Guidelines for close contact services?

England click here
Scotland click here
Wales click here
Northern Ireland click here

Can I teach the practical courses and do assessments via remote delivery?

Delivery and assessment of training will usually take place in the classroom or salon, but schools are also permitted to deliver training and assess students remotely via a suitable video conferencing system where the tutor can communicate directly and in real time with the student(s), eg Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp, Teams etc. Schools must ensure that students are provided with the minimum required number of training hours as specified in the accreditation details. Remote training is not accepted for courses that require advanced treatment insurance extensions (eg dermarolling, dermaplaning etc) and male and female intimate waxing.

My school is in the UK, can I teach students from abroad via zoom or similar?

You will need to check with your insurance provider it you are covered to teach students abroad. The Guild's teaching insurance does not insure teaching students outside of the UK.

How much does it cost to become an Accredited School?

The standard Accreditation Fee is £295 + VAT per year. This enables you to teach the GTi courses you are qualified in. There is an extra free to Accredit training school's own courses. Owners, tutors and school administrators will also need to join as a Member of the Guild. Student enrolment costs £25 per GTi course.

How do I get my training accredited with the Guild?

Look at the Accreditation page on Beautyguild.com

What does GTi stand for?

GTi is Guild Training International. All GTi courses are fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists and taught to National Occupation Standards by fully qualified trainers. GTi qualifications are accepted for insurance and membership.

Are GTi Qualifications Accepted and Recognised?

GTi courses are written to National Occupational Standards (NOS). They are accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s largest professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes. This means that anyone with a GTi qualification can obtain insurance from any of the main insurance providers which they require in order to work on members of the public. However, GTi qualifications are not on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) because they are essentially industry lead vocational qualifications which are not externally assessed. This means that some authorities, like London councils, may not accept them. If a student needs to have qualifications that are on the QCF then they should instead consider enrolling on courses such as VCTC, ITEC, NVQs etc.

Do I need to be a Guild member to teach GTi courses?

Any tutors teaching Guild accredited courses would need at the very least Associate membership which does not include insurance or Full membership which includes insurance.

I would like to teach but I don't have a teaching qualification

You need to have a teaching qualification if you want to teach GTi or Guild Accredited training courses. The Guild has it's own GTi online Teaching Course. click here for details.

What is the difference between the GTi Teaching Course and an AET Level 3 Teaching course?

GTi qualifications are not on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) because they are essentially industry lead vocational qualifications which are not externally assessed. The Level 3 AET course is a National Recognised Qualification in Teaching and is externally assessed and are accredited by TQUK.

How do I apply for Accreditation

Fill in the Accreditation Application Form to apply. click here

What is the minimum charge for the practical training for the GTi courses?

The minimum charge for the practical courses can be found in the Training Section, GTi courses, click here. They are listed under the practical fee.

Do you supply the training manuals for GTi courses?

Yes GTi schools are provided with training manuals, lesson plans and other supporting documents to teach the courses.

Do I give the student a certificate of training for a GTi course?

No. Students will be able to download their GTi certificate in their beautyguild account portal when the school has passed them on their practical training. They can download the certificate free, and also have the option to purchase a certficate. The name of the GTi school will be on their certificate.

What is the minimum age for models?

Training models need to be 18 years and above.