How do I apply?
Simply telephone us on 023 8026 6448 or email us at
email@example.com to check for availability. We can then
send you an electronic booking form and you can pay a course deposit by
card over the telephone. Alternatively, complete
application form indicating the course/s you wish to apply for and
enclose your deposit. Upon receipt of your application and deposit, a
confirmation will be sent to you. Alternatively you may wish to
telephone to book a time to attend for a pre-course interview with a
member of staff qualified to answer your questions.
remember that it is always best to check availability on the course you
wish to book as we cannot guarantee a place is always available.
What payment methods may be used for my course fees?
accept payment of course fees in cash, by cheque or by all major credit
are in receipt of any other types of funding please check the procedure
with our Central Administration Staff.
What do the
course fees include?
Tuition fees include practical & theoretical tuition, training manuals DVDs
(DVDs are not included on 1 day courses, but can be purchased at a
reduced rate) and
handouts, as well as the use of centre resources and semi consumables as
appropriate to each course of study. Some courses will require you to
buy kits for use at home if undertaking qualifications that require case
studies or practical homework.
Awarding Body registration fees are separate to tuition fees and include
assessment and certification for the award being undertaken.
Do I have to
provide my own uniform?
smart Beauty / Holistic uniform is compulsory for all students. Details
of suppliers may be given upon application.
Is there any
additional costs payable besides the course tuition fee?
you are taking a VTCT/NVQ award there is an assessment fee payable and a
lifetime (one off) fee of £16.00. Click
here for details
If I am
travelling from a distance is there somewhere I can stay locally?
accommodation is available locally from around £30.00 a night, including
breakfast. A list of local accommodation will be sent to you upon
confirmation of your course if you are travelling from a distance.
What do I need to bring along with me to the class?
need writing paper and writing utensils, a lever arch file, professional
workwear and appropriate footwear for all practical sessions. Some courses will also
require you to purchase a kit for homework / case studies.
course attendance during the day or weekend you may wish to bring a
packed lunch, although shops are nearby. Hot Liquid refreshments are
provided free of charge, please bring bottled water.
studied for some time, how will I cope with the intensity of learning?
our courses are intensive and comprehensive in design to prepare you for
commercial practice. However, because of our unique teaching methods
that concentrate on clear instruction, effective teaching methods with
time for review and practice, most students cope very well.
The main requirement to succeed is to have plenty of enthusiasm,
motivation and devotion to the work required. Staff are extremely
experienced in helping and advising you during training so you
will always have plenty of support.
We are always
very approachable and encourage students to discuss their training needs
with us at all times, whether you are currently undertaking training or
looking to undertake training. Students can often lack confidence or
require professional guidance with their chosen course of study, so
remember you can always be assured that we are here to help you.
... if you don't ask for assistance we cannot help.
the class contact time involve?
contact time will be split between theory and class
discussion on the underpinning knowledge related to your chosen course,
whilst the rest of the class will concentrate on practising techniques
and practical skills needed for successful commercial practice.
will work on fellow members of their class and live clients as
appropriate to the course of study to enable candidates to prepare
themselves to work in a commercial capacity.
Are the qualifications I receive recognised within the industry in the
UK and abroad?
our courses lead to professional practice and are approved and validated
by a number of professional bodies. Recognition
of the standard of training provided by Helen McGuinness Health & Beauty
Training International is well-known throughout the professional
holistic therapy and beauty therapy industry.
of our graduates have successfully taken their skills abroad to work. We
also have many students who come form overseas to study with us and gain
certification to work in their own countries.
professional UK qualifications are widely transferable and accepted in
other countries enabling you to practice abroad. However, you should
always check with the relevant authorities in the destination country as
to their specific requirements for professional practice.
Can I gain Professional Membership and Insurance after Qualifying?
Our courses are recognised by a number of professional associations to
enable graduates to have professional recognition upon qualifying.
Our courses are also accepted by a number of insuring companies, such as
The Guild of Beauty Therapists for professional practice. However, due
to the number of different therapies and insuring companies available,
we would always advise that you check with your insuring company
first before undertaking a course, to ensure that it is acceptable to
click here for details of insurance and memberships bodies.
What employment opportunities are there upon graduating?
Complementary Therapies and Beauty Therapy are both growth industries.
The comprehensive training that our graduates
receive will provide them with maximum career opportunities.
field of Complementary Therapies there are opportunities to work in
private practice, in health clubs, health farms, spas, complementary
therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals and clinics.
field of Beauty Therapy employment may be found hair and beauty salons
and clinics, spas, in health clubs and luxury hotels and aboard cruise