Being supported in your career is one of the most important things you can have as a therapist, whether it’s in nails, beauty, holistic therapies or alternative therapies. Working within the therapy industry can be both fun and give you a sense of well-being. For future careers, your courses can lead to working self-employed, working for a salon, or even within larger spas and holiday resorts/cruise liners.
Working in the field of beauty, nails or holistic therapies can be rewarding, but to offer a professional service, you need to have qualifications which are good enough to allow you to apply for insurance to work on members of the public. Even your friends and family count as members of the public. An accident or incident can happen to anyone, both new and experienced in the beauty industry.
There are two routes to a career in the beauty and therapy industry. Most youngsters choose to head down the route of College, or where they cannot find the time to fit a 2 year course in, others can choose to go a private route, which allows a huge scope for accredited training.
There are many schools and courses available, and choosing an accredited course is one way to ensure you will have the right qualification to entitle you to practice your newly learned skills once you’ve finished your course(s). Our accredited courses are through the Guild of Beauty Therapists, which is the UK trade body for the professional beauty industry.
At college, and the route taken by most school leavers who enter the industry, is to attend college full-time for a year or two. The qualifications are recognised NVQ or SVQ, and also accepted for Guild Membership and insurance.
The speedy route to a new career is through private courses, of short duration, and are in small classes, where students have lots of individual attention during their training, and training can fit in around your lifestyle. Many short course providers will work late, or work a flexi schedule to allow you to fit in your training. If the course is Guild Accredited, you can apply for insurance and membership with the Guild as soon as you have your certificate. This lets you work on the public right away, and start to earn money with the skill you’ve learned. For example, if you booked and Indian Head Massage course with us, upon completion, you would be able to get insurance to work and begin taking appointments with clients, then add more skills as time goes on and you expand your portfolio. A popular route is for facials and massage, and taking more courses later.
We offer Guild Accredited Training at the Sanctuary Training Academy in Aberdeen, both online and practical courses.
Who are the Guild of Beauty Therapists
Guild courses have been vetted and created by the Guild for the content and tuition. They ensure all relevant National Occupations Standards are achieved. Tutors are qualified in the subjects they are teaching and hold a teaching qualification.
The Guild of Beauty Therapists is the UK’s trade body for the professional beauty industry. For over 20 years, the Guild has evolved and grown to over 8500 professionally qualified members. Only properly qualified Beauty Therapists, Holistic Therapists, Nail Technicians and Therapy Lecturers will be accepted by the Guild, to be members.