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Frequently Asked Questions - Training with The Guild

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

Insurance and Membership FAQs | Accreditation FAQs

General GTi Course Enquiries

How do I enrol on a GTi course?

Go to the GTi courses page on Beautyguild.com. Select the course of your choice and follow the enrolment steps.

How do I find a training course?

To find a GTI training school click here. Find the course and click on more information. Under the heading Find a Training School, enter your postcode to find the nearest schools and the practical course fee. You can widen the search by increasing the search radius.

How much do the courses cost?

For the GTi courses that have a theory and practical element to the course, it costs £25 to enrol on the course theory on the Guild's website, plus the practical training course fee, which is set by the training school.

Is there an exam for the courses?

The course theory has test questions as you work through the modules.

Are the GTi courses recognised qualifications worldwide?

GTi courses meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS). They are fully accredited and accepted by all the main insurance providers. However we do advise to check with your own insurance provider that they will insure you for the courses before enrolling. GTi qualifications are not on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) 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 RQF then they should instead consider enrolling on courses such as VTCT, ITEC, NVQs etc.

What is the Professional Standards course?

Professional Standards is a theory only GTi course. When you enrol for the theory of a GTi Theory + Practical course, the Professional Standards course is also loaded onto your GTi course account to complete, at no extra cost. You need to complete the theory for Professional Standards first before completing your course theory. For more details about the Professional Standards course please click here

What is the minimum age you can enrol on a GTi course?

You can enrol on a GTi course from 16 years.

I don't have any beauty qualifications, can I do a GTi course?

Our courses are for complete beginners or for trained therapists wanting to update their skiils.

Where can I find the course downloads for my GTi course?

The GTi course downloads can be found in your user account area. Go to GTi Training, My GTi courses. Click on the course name, above the list of course modules is a subheading course downloads. Click on this link to view the downloads.

Where do I find my GTi training course certificate?

Once you have been passed by the GTi school for a course, your certificate will be available in your user account area for you to download. You can purchase a certificate in your user area, the cost for a printed certificate is £15 plus VAT.

I would like to teach beauty treatments, what do I need to be able to teach?

If you would like to teach beauty treatments, you first of all need to have a teaching qualification. The Guild has it's own online GTi teaching course. click here for more information Once you are qualfied to teach you could teach our GTi courses for the treatments you are qualified in by applying to become a Guild Accredited Training School.

What is the difference between the GTi Teaching Course and an AET 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 externally assessed and are accredited by TQUK.

How do I upload my microteach video for the GTi Teaching Certificate course?

Send your microteach video by WhatsApp to 07851 255 004. If the video is quite long, we recommend breaking it down into small sections and send these individually.

What does GTi stand for?

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

Can my GTi certificate have the name of my business, rather than my own name?

GTi certificates can only have the name of the person that completed the course.

How do I find out about course dates?

Click on the GTi course 'more information.' Search for a school by entering your postcode and clicking search. Click here to go to GTi courses.

How long do I have to complete a GTi Theory course?

There is no time limit to complete the GTi theory course. Even if your membership has expired, you will still have access to your course. However we would expect that the courses are completed within 1 year unless there are circumstances that prevent this.