Price: £58.00

This is an online distance learning course for you to complete in the time most suitable to you, the course has 7 modules amounting to approximately 10 hours of study to complete, and comes with audio soundtrack. All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Professional Standards for Therapists.

Course modules

Health and Safety
Before you commence work as a beauty or holistic therapist or a nail technician, you will need to be aware of the legislation that you must comply with for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your clients. This module details all the essential Health and Safety requirements you will need to be aware of. Pass Mark: 50

Essential Legislation
The Essential Legislation module looks at the laws and guidelines which protect you and your clients. This also includes details on the licences you are required to hold as a therapist and how to safely retain client information. Pass Mark: 20

Hygiene and Sanitation
Good levels of hygiene and sanitation are vitally important in any salon business. This module will show you how to protect both staff and clients from cross-infection, as well as making sure you adhere to the law and protect the professional reputation of your business. Pass Mark: 50

Preventing Infection
Infection can occur in a number of different ways. This module outlines what infections are, how they are spread and how to prevent this from happening. Pass Mark: 20

Personal Appearance & Professionalism
This module will give you an understanding of what is expected of you as a beauty professional. This includes how you should conduct yourself in front of clients and interact with fellow professionals, as well as how to present yourself. Pass Mark: 50

Prior to each treatment, a thorough consultation should be carried out with your client. This module details how a consultation should proceed, what information you need to obtain from it and how to record this. It also looks at the most effective ways to deal with your clients during their consultation. Pass Mark: 30

Insurance and Membership
Before offering treatments on members of the public, you should ensure that you are properly insured. It is also advisable to become a member of a professional trade body like the Guild of Beauty Therapists. This module looks at the insurance you are required to hold and the benefits of being a Guild Member. Pass Mark: 20


How do I enrol on the course?

See under Booking Details

How soon after enrolling can I start the course?
Once you have paid the course fee, you will be enrolled on the course and provided with access to the online course modules which will allow you to start learning straight away.

How long will it take me to complete the course?
The time it takes to complete the course will depend on how quickly you learn as an individual, and also on the number of hours per day you spend on it. Most students are able to complete the course within approximately 10 hours of study.

Is there a time limit for completing the course?

Is the course accredited?
Yes the course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for membership and insurance and covers all the required professional standards content for Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy.

Is the course accredited for Continuing Professional Development - CPD?
Yes. The course is accredited by the Guild and is worth 10 CPD points.

What content is covered in the course?
The GTi Professional Standards for Therapists course comprises 7 modules which are listed in the Modules section.

What support is available to me whilst doing the course?
All GTi courses have access to integrated email support from fully qualified therapists and tutors.

What if I am dyslexic?
Each course module includes an audio soundtrack of the course material which is ideal for students who are dyslexic.

Do I need anything special on my computer?
You will need to have a modern web browser and speakers or headphones. Please note that the GTi course modules do not currently run on some mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.

How will the course be marked?
Following each course module you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of around 70%.

What if I fail a module?
If you fail a module you have the ability to re-take the examination twice. If you fail the module you will be contacted by the tutor who will offer support before making a final attempt.

Do I need to complete any paperwork?
No. All examinations are completed online and a record of your marks is displayed in your login area.

What will I receive when I complete the course?
You will receive a GTi certificate in Professional Standards for Therapists which will be mailed to you on successful completion of the course.

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Add to cart and pay at checkout

As soon as your payment is received and cleared you will be logged on to the training site and will be sent your login details in order to begin your course

You will be fully supported in your studies from qualified therapists and tutors

As this is an online course once you have paid and been logged on you can begin at a date/time to suit you and work at your own pace.