Facial Skin Care Course

This course is designed for you to offer an Introductory Facial 30mins, a Prescriptive Facial 50mins, Luxury Skin Analysis Facial 1hr 15mins to your treatment list. You will gain knowledge on how to effectively perform a facial treatment on a variety of skin types, there are five skin types these include normal, dry, oily, sensitive and combination skin. You’ll also be able to gain understanding of the skins anatomy and physiology for effective skin results. The main aim of this course is that a skin therapist can recognize skin conditions, having skin analysis knowledge which can gain a client’s trust. You will be gain knowledge and practical experience using a variety of equipment including a magnifying lamp and skin warming devices. When working as a therapist, you’ll need to use various facial products including cleansers, toners, moisturisers and specialised skin products. During the course, you’ll learn about the art of facial massage by stimulating the facial muscles with regular massage techniques this will help bring oxygen to that area, which is a natural form of anti-aging skin care in itself. More blood flow to the area increases collagen production, which gives a healthy and natural glow to the skin’s complexion. It’s important to work with creams and oils to provide an effective treatment. Lastly, you’ll be taught about advising the client on aftercare, avoiding certain activities and care routines at home. Performing a facial treatment is an opportunity for you to give your client a relaxing and enjoyable treatment designed to improve and rejuvenate their skin.

The GTi Facial Treatment course follows the National Occupational Standards and covers reception, consultation and ventilation. It also covers anatomy and physiology, contra-indications and contra-actions, skin conditions, skin analysis, preparation, skin types and product selection, preparing for treatment, techniques and aftercare.

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a full-colour certificate for a GTi Award in Facial Treatments.

The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, video clips and a voice-over. Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back to. All sixteen of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available.

Course Content

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Health & Safety / Sterilisation
  • Preparation of Station
  • Client Consultation
  • Contra-Indications
  • Contra-Actions
  • Introduction
  • Reception/Ventilation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Cellular System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Skin Conditions
  • Treatment
  • Skin Types
  • Facial Techniques, Cleanse, Tone, Steam & Extract
  • Facial Technique Mask, Moisturise & Eye Care
  • Treatment Adaptations
  • After Care Advice
  • GDPR
  • Social Media
  • Insurance
  • Pricing and Product Range
  • Wholesalers

Facial Skin Care Kit (Included)

  • 1 x Soothing Cleanser 200ml
  • 1 x Soothing Toner 200ml
  • 1 x Soothing Moisturiser 200ml
  • 1 x Soothing Replenishing Mask 100ml
  • 1 x Gentle Facial Exfoliator 150ml
  • 1 x Facial Massage cream

Course Entry Points

  • No experience or previous qualications necessary
  • This course is designed for Beginners
  • Online materials are downloaded and theory module assessments completed online at Guild GTi website, you must pass all assessments before being able to participate with the course practical.

Course Duration

2 Days
10am – 2pm
(2x Models Required)

Course Cost

£340 including VAT
£25 including VAT (GTI student membership for 3 months)
Professional Facial Care Kit Included.


  • We ask our students to arrive no later than 9.45am to ensure prompt start, this day includes theory/practical.
  • Students will require a model to work on please ensure you can provide one on the day of your course.
  • Minimal jewellery should be worn
  • All student will be required to wear salon clothing
  • Comfortable shoes must be worn
  • Socks or tights must be worn
  • All training equipment and products will be provided.
  • The use of mobile phones is prohibited during training unless prior authorisation has been given.
  • Please note we have a terms and condition policy (available on request)
  • Please note that a £100 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is required to hold your place.

Finance Available on all courses


  • The GTi Facial Skin Care Award is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body.
  • CPD Points 32