GTi Facial Treatment Diploma

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Course Summary

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.
This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional facial and includes a practical training session and assessment.
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, technique and aftercare.

The GTi Facial Treatment course includes the GTi Professional Standards course, which is usually priced at £64.80, for all students who have not completed this course.
The Facial Treatment Award is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK's leading professional beauty trade body.
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.
You will also complete a one-day assessment at one of our training centres. You will have the opportunity to practice the routine on friends and family before being assessed by an experienced tutor at a time to suit you. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi Facial certificate.

Once you have booked your training course and paid the enrolment and theory fee of £25, you will be able to 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.

Please see our Course Terms & Conditions for further details about course payments.



Facial Treatment


£250.00 - £100.00  non refundable deposit to be paid upon booking. The remaining balance of £150.00 to be paid direct to your educator. All course deposits quoted exclude VAT.  


This course covers the technique for performing a superficial and deep cleanse, tone, steam, extract, massage, mask and moisturisation. 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.


GTi Award
(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 Facial Treatment.)

Course Accreditation:

Guild of Beauty Therapists


You must have completed the GTi Professional Standards course

Course Type:

Theory & Practical

Theory Hours:

16 Hours (This is completed at your own pace)

Practical Hours:

8 Hours


Online and Practical Examinations

CPD Points:

32 Points

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above is provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and class sizes.

Modules List
This course comprises the following modules which must be undertaken in the following order in order to complete the course.






Introduction, Reception, Consultation and Ventilation



Anatomy & Physiology



The Cellular System



The Muscular System



The Nervous System



The Skeletal System



The Cardiovascular System and The Lymphatic System



Contraindications and Contra Actions



Skin Conditions






Skin Types & Product Selection






Facial Technique, Cleanse, Tone, Steam & Extract



Facial Technique Massage



Facial Technique Mask, Moisturise & Eye Care



Treatment Adaptations & Aftercare



Practical Module

How soon after enrolling can I start the course?
Once you have enrolled on the course and paid the course deposit, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away. Practical training will be provided within three weeks of completion of the theory aspect of the course. The remaining balance of £150.00 is to be paid direct to your educator.
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.
Is there a time limit for completing the course?
Is the course accredited?
The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for membership and insurance.
Is the course accredited for Continuing Professional Development - CPD?
Yes. The course is accredited for Continuing Professional Development by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.
What support is available to me whilst doing the course?
All 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 course modules do not currently run on some mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads and are not compatible with Google Chrome browsers. Please feel free to run our free trial module to check if the course will run on your computer.
How will the course be marked?
Following each course module, you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of around 70%. For the practical module, you will need to demonstrate that you can perform the outlined tasks to the skill level required.
Am I allowed to refer to textbooks or notes during the examination?
No. You are expected to complete online tests under exam conditions without referring to any notes, textbooks or online help.
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.
What if I fail the practical assessment?
You will need to arrange another day of training with us, you will be charged for this.
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. When you complete your practical module you may need to fill out your details as well as a review form.
What will I receive when I complete the course?
You will receive a GTi Award certificate which will be mailed to you on successful completion of the course.