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Frequently Asked Questions - Guild Membership and Insurance

A selection of FAQs on Guild membership and insurance are provided below. See also:

Training FAQs | Accreditation FAQs

Membership and Insurance Questions

What are the current Government Guidelines for close contact services?

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Northern Ireland click here

Can you give me advice about the Coronavirus and insurance cover.

Please open this link for advice for Guild Members click here

Who can Join the Guild?

If you are a qualified Beauty Therapist, Holistic Therapist, Nail Technician, or Hairdresser/Barber, you can apply for Guild membership and insurance. For a quotation to become a member please open the branch membership box on the homepage of our website and fill out the insurance quote 'pink box'.

Which branch should I join with my qualifications?

You can join any branch, the insurance cover is the same whichever branch you join, you will be insured for all the treatments you hold a qualification for, as long as the treatment is insurable by the Guild.

Can I be a member of more than one membership branch?

You can apply to be in more than one membership branch. There is a fee of £15 per additional branch that can be included in your membership and insurance quote.

What does the Guild Insurance cover?

The Guild’s insurance gives you up to £6 million cover against treatment risk, public liability and product liability.

What treatments are covered by the Guilds Insurance?

Please click here to see a full list of the treatments we cover.

Do you insure online courses?

Insurance can be provided for online courses, where the practical training and practical assessment were done through a live video link with the course tutor, eg zoom, whatsapp and so on.

Can you provide insurance for IPL, Laser, Hair & Skin Rejuvenation, Botox, or Collagen Filler Treatments?

Unfortunately we are not able to provide insurance cover for these advanced treatments.

Will Guild Insurance cover me to work on a mobile basis or do I need a premises?

Guild Insurance allows you work anywhere in the UK either in a salon, from your home, or on a mobile basis.

What do I receive once I join the Guild?

A confirmation letter of your membership and insurance will be posted to you, along with the insurance documentation, and a Membership certificate that you can display. You will also receive an email confirmation of membership. You have the option when joining to purchase a badge or window sticker at £3.00 each.

How soon does my cover start?

Cover will start straight away upon payment whether you join online or via telephone.

What qualifications do you accept?

We accept all nationally recognised qualifications that are on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). These include, NVQs, SVQs, VTCT, ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, City & Guilds, Edexcel, SQA, IIHHT, IHBC etc. We also accept qualifications and certificates obtained from suppliers and private training schools that have been accredited by the Guild.

Do you need to see copies of my certificates?

You are able to upload copies of your qualification certificates to your membership portal if you wish. You will be required to provide copies of your qualifications in the event of an insurance claim.

Where do I upload my training certificates?

Log into your user account area. Go into Profile and My Qualifications on the Dashboard on the left side margin. Add your training certificates in here.

How do I get a quote?

Complete the Instant Insurance Quote details in the pink box on the Homepage to get a personalised quote.

Is there a minium age you can be insured by the Guild?

You have to be 18 years and over, to be insured by the Guild.

I don't live in the UK, can you insure me?

Guild insurance only insures people living and working in the United Kingdom.

Do you insure for hairdressing?

We do insure for hairdressing. Please refer to our treatments list to see what is covered in the hairdressing insurance. click here

I have insurance elsewhere, can I still join?

You can join as an Associate Member of the Guild, this doesn't include insurance cover, but gives you all other membership benefits. We also have International Membership for people who live overseas. Please click on your membership branch of choice, on our homepage, then complete the pink box 'insurance quote'

Can you insure my contents?

Contents insurance, also known as property insurance, is available to purchase as an extensions to full membership of the Guild. Please ring our insurance team for more information, on 01332 224830, during office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm.

I live and work in the UK, but I don't have a UK qualification, can I be insured with the Guild?

We will require a confirmation letter from Naric or Europass advising what your non UK qualifications are equivalent to in the UK. Once you have this document please send it to info@beautyguild.com for approval.

Can I pay monthly for my membership and insurance?

We can only accept full payment at the start of your membership.

How do I advertise my business on the Guild's professional register?

Full Guild Members and Associate Members can advertise their business on the Guild's Professional Register, on the Beautyguild website. Members register by logging into their account portal, and go to Professional Register to register their details. Associate Members need to forward a copy of their insurance to info@beautyguild.com, before they can appear on the Professional Register.

What is your refund policy?

Details about your cancellation rights for membership and insurance can be found under our terms of business, within the footer of our web pages under Legal.

Do you need any further help and advice with your online application because of your disability or impairment?

Please contact us by email, to info@beautyguild.com, or telephone 01332 224830 Mon-Fri, 9 - 5 pm. If you have problems using a computer because of a disability or impairment then we recommend that you visit AbilityNet’s website which provides lots of advice on how to make your computer easier to use. click here AbilityNet are experts in the field of computing and disability and they provide a free service to individuals with disabilities to assess their computing needs. Call AbilityNet free on 0800 269 545 for more information.

How can I work safetly during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Please open this link to Beauty Guild COVID-19 Safe Working Guide click here

Coronavirus FAQ's

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Ready To Join?

Hopefully the above faq's answer any queries you may have. If so you can click here to go to our online application process and get covered straight away.