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Whether you want to start work in the professional beauty sector or you wish to add new treatments to the services you already offer, our courses offer the quickest and most convenient route to getting qualified.

Guild Training International is the training arm of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s largest trade body and provider of insurance for the professional beauty sector.

So with a GTi course at Aviva Academy, you really are training with the professionals.  All courses are fast track.

Theory is all completed in your own time online, this normally takes 1-2 weeks depending on the time you commit to it.

Once you have completed and passed all theory, you will then partake in practical training at Aviva Academy. This is normally 4 to 9 hours hands on training, depending on the course. We also offer further mentoring days to help expand your training further. 

At Aviva, the flexible online learning combined with intensive practical training suits many busy schedules, it can fit around family and current work commitments, its convenient and we like to keep classes small for a more one to one learning within our teaching technique. Choose a course and you can start training straight away by emailing us your details. 

Available Courses

Anatomy
& Physiology

Online Course | 30 hours

£249

An understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is essential as the basis of all practical training courses in beauty and holistic therapy. The GTi Award in Anatomy and Physiology is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body. The course covers all the Anatomy and Physiology required for the Level 2 and Level 3 National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: None
Course Type: Theory
Practical Hours: None
Examination: GTi Online

Aromatherapy
Pre Blending

Online Course

£114

This course describes the characteristics of all the essential and carrier oils and explains how you can incorporate pre-blended oils into your massage treatments. It contains images, an audio soundtrack and online examinations to give you the best possible learning experience. The course is completed entirely online in your own time.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: Body Massage Qualification
Course Type: Theory

Facial
Treatment

Theory & Practical | 24 hours

£249

This course covers the technique for performing a superficial and deep cleanse, tone, steam, extract, massage, mask and moisturise. It also includes fantastic anatomy and physiology resources with clear diagrams and voice over. Health and safety guidance is covered as well as skin conditions, skin analysis and advice about different skin types as well as guidance as to which type of product is suitable for use.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 16
Practical Hours: 8
Examination: Online and Practical

Body
Massage

Theory & Practical | 30 hours

£299

This course covers the technique for performing a full body massage routine. Theory is delivered online with clear diagrams and audio. Practical training is taught in a one day session. TReception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and videos ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform body massage treatments.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 21
Practical Hours: 9
Examination: Online and Practical

Hot Stone
Massage

Theory & Practical

£249

This course covers the technique and routine for carrying out a Hot Stone Massage. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and diagrams ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform this very popular treatment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards

Foot
Reflexology

Theory & Practical | 29 hours

£249

This course covers reading and interpreting the feet as well as performing relaxation and pressure techniques. It also includes the theory and history behind the reflexology treatment. Resources with clear diagrams, images and voice over are included to give you the best possible learning experience. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. The course includes online theory as well as a practical training, designed to give you the confidence and ability to offer a full reflexology treatment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 23
Practical Hours: 6
Examination: Online and Practical

Manicure
Course

Theory & Practical | 14 hours

£199

Manicures can be found on nearly every treatment menu, and are often the bread and butter of many businesses. The manicure offers the therapist or technician a whole range of options to suit nearly every client. This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional manicure, and includes a practical training session and assessment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 6
Practical Hours: 8
Examination: Online and Practical

Pedicure
Course

Theory & Practical | 14 hours

£199

Pedicures are a fantastic way to get new clients into the salon. It is a treatment that is often given as a treat, or is booked to make tired toes look respectable. Once a client has been made to look and feel better, they are much more inclined to repeat the process, and you will hopefully have gained a customer for life. The GTi Pedicure course teaches you how to complete a professional pedicure treatment and includes a practical training and assessment day.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 6
Practical Hours: 8
Examination: Online and Practical

Waxing
Course

Theory & Practical | 21 hours

£249

Waxing is an excellent addition to any treatment menu and provides repeat business as it is an essential maintenence option for many clients. The GTi Waxing Course meets the Habia National Occupational Standards and covers the various types of hair removal, anatomy and physiology, skin disorders and diseases, contra-actions and contra-indications, reception, consultation, ventilation, technique, and aftercare.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 12
Practical Hours: 9
Examination: Online and Practical

Female
Intimate Waxing

Theory & Practical | 15 hours

£149

This course shows you how to perform a complete female intimate waxing treatment. The anatomy & physiology of the female organs are covered, as well as the various styles of waxing and techniques which can be used on clients depending on their wants and needs. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. The course includes online theory as well as a practical training, designed to give you the confidence and ability to offer a full intimate waxing treatment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards & relevant waxing qualification 
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 9
Practical Hours: 6
Examination: Online and Practical

Spray
Tanning

Theory & Practical | 12 hours

£149

This course covers the technique for performing a spray tanning treatment illustrated by clear photographs. It also includes fantastic anatomy and physiology resources with clear diagrams and voice overs. Health and safety guidance is covered as well as contra-actions and contra-indications and aftercare.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 8
Practical Hours: 4
Examination: Online and Practical

Definition
Brows

Theory & Practical

£199

This course covers the technique for eyebrow tinting, eyebrow waxing, threading the eyebrows and surrounding area and the application of make-up to the eyebrow area. It also includes fantastic anatomy & physiology resources with clear diagrams. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and diagrams ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform this very popular treatment.

Module List

  • Introduction, Reception and Consultation
  • Anatomy & Physiology – The Skin
  • Anatomy & Physiology – The Hair & The Eye
  • Contra-indications
  • Preventing Treatment
  • Contra-indications Restricting
  • Treatment & Contra-actions
  • Preparation
  • Eyebrow Tinting Technique
  • Eyebrow Waxing Technique
  • Eyebrow Threading Technique
  • Tweezing and Make-up
  • Application Technique
  • Aftercare
  • Practical Module

Qualification: GTi Award

Lash & Brow
Treatments

Theory & Practical | 12 hours

£199

This course covers the technique for eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting, the application of strip lashes and the application of flare lashes. It also includes fantastic anatomy & physiology resources with clear diagrams and voice over. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as conra-indications to treatment. Photographs and videos ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform all of these lash and brow treatments.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards & relevant waxing qualification 
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 12
Examination: Online and Practical

Lash Lift
& Tint

Theory & Practical

£199

This course will teach you about the technique, products and tools used to provide a professional Lash Lift and Tint treatment and includes a practical training session and assessment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists

Individual Eyelash
Extensions

Theory & Practical | 14 hours

£299

This course covers the technique for eyelash extension application for both individual and flare. We also cover the removal and maintenance of lashes. The course includes anatomy and physiology of the hair and eye, contra-indications and contra-actions to treatment. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 7
Practical Hours: 7
Examination: Online and Practical

Gel Nail
Extensions

Theory & Practical | 15 hours

£249

The GTi Gel Nails course covers how to complete gel extensions as well as the maintenance, repair and removal of the treatment in order to provide a full gel nail extension service. The course also shows you how to adapt your treatment to suit varying clients’ needs. Resources with clear diagrams, images, video clips and voice over are included to give you the best possible learning experience. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. The course includes online theory as well as a practical training session at a location of your choice, designed to give you the confidence and ability to offer a full gel nail extension treatment.

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: Manicure/Pedicure GTi Award or equivalent
Course Type: Theory & Practical
Theory Hours: 8
Practical Hours: 7
Examination: Online and Practical

Gel
Polish

Theory & Practical

£199

The GTi Gel Polish course covers how to complete gel polish application and demonstrates the correct removal techniques. The course also covers reception and consultation, contra-indications to treatment and aftercare advice. The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images and diagrams to give you the best possible learning experience.

Module List

  • Introduction, Reception, Consultation & Ventilation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions
  • Preparation
  • Technique
  • Gel Removal
  • Practical Module

Qualification: GTi Award
Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists
Pre-requisites: You will be required to complete the GTI Professional Standards course and you will need to hold a relevant Manicure/Pedicure/Nail Enhancement qualification

Brow
Lamination

Theory & Practical

£199

This course covers the techniques to enable you to provide a professional Eyebrow Lamination Treatment. Theory is delivered online with clear diagrams.

The practical element is taught in a half day training session in salon. Consultation and contra-indication guidance is covered in the theory element of the course. Photographs and diagrams ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform a professional Eyebrow Lamination Treatment. Certificate given on completion.

Pre-requisites: GTi Professional Standards & Eyebrow Shaping and Tinting Qualification

Aviva Pro Gel Conversion Course

Theory & Practical

£99 (free when you spend over £150 on Aviva Pro-Gel)

This course will enable you to learn how to use the Aviva Pro-Gel Nail system. You will learn everything you need to know to perform the perfect set of Gel nails or extensions. You will learn about every product within the Aviva Pro-Gel range. Expert advice, tips, and some nail art tutorials too. 

Aviva Pro-Gel Nail Art Workshop

Theory & Practical

£149

This artistic workshop will teach you how to create beautiful nail art designs. You will learn some free hand nail art, nail foils, water decals, spider gel, ombre nails, marbling and Sharpie watercolour. This workshop will run on Mondays for 4 hours

Enrolment details:

Once you have booked your training course and paid the enrolment and theory fee of £25 with The Guild, you will be able complete the theory modules for the course right away. Once you have completed the theory modules, a practical session code will be displayed on the final module which you can pass on to your chosen training school. When you have successfully completed your practical training, your tutor will pass you and a GTi Certificate will be available for you to download or purchase on your portal.

Don’t forget, you can obtain Guild insurance upon completion of your course with a discount of £25 if you upgrade within 3 months of enrolling!

Refund policy:

We have a clear and fair refund policy that is published below and on the Gti website. A full refund will be offered less the cost of any supporting training materials that have already been despatched (books, DVDs, kits etc) on any training course order that is cancelled within 7 days providing the student has not started/opened the first theory module of the course. Students may cancel the course up to 28 days after ordering provided they have not started/opened the first theory training module of the course. The refund available in this case is 75% of the cost of the course less the cost of any supporting training material that has already been despatched (books, DVDs, Kits etc) After 28 days of the order, or once students have successfully completed the first theory training module and started the second theory training module, whichever is the soonest, no refund is available.

All certificates for GTi courses are issued by Guild Training International on completion.