MBA Aesthetics Training Academy

Beauty Guild (GTi) and Alliance of Registered Aesthetic Practitioners (ARAP) accredited beauty practitioner in Southampton.

Change of career? Add to your existing treatment list? Increase earning potential?

Whatever the reason, from our Clinic in Southampton we offer a comprehensive range of beauty training courses fully accredited by the Beauty Guild (GTi).

Pairing flexible online study alongside hands on days in small groups or 1-2-1 training means that you’ll get the most out practical time and learn as much as you can from Melanie’s extensive 25+ years experience in the industry.

Please review our price list and registered your interest to start your journey today.

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Massage, Facials & Skin

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Eyebrows & Eyelashes

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Course: Guide To Marketing Your Business
Course Description

This course is suitable for beauty, nail and holistic therapists who already have their own business and are looking for effective ways to market it.

Course Facts

Theory Only. No practical Requirement. Approximately 8 hours of study time will be required to complete this course.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Professional Standards for Therapists
Course Description

The GTi course in Professional Standards for Therapists covers all the essential legislation and professional ethics required for working in the industry as specified in the National Occupation Standards for level 2 and 3 treatments in beauty, nails and holistic therapy.

Course Facts

This course is a pre-requisite for many practical treatment courses and is highly recommended in support of professional membership and development through the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Successful Retailing
Course Description

The course is completed entirely online in your own time including a workbook which will assess your understanding of the course. This means that GTi gives you flexible learning designed to fit in around your lifestyle. Full tutorial support is available throughout your learning experience.

Course Facts

The course covers preparation, questioning of clients and demonstration of products to them.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Starting Your Own Business
Course Description

This course serves as a thorough introduction for beauty, nail and holistic therapists who are wanting to set up their own business. It covers all the essential information you will need when setting up in business.

Course Facts

Theory Only. No practical Requirement. Approximately 8 hours of study time will be required to complete this course.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Award in Education and Training (AET)
Course Description

The course is designed to give you the confidence to deliver your own specialist subject more effectively. It is the ideal award for those with no previous teaching experience or qualifications, as well as those already working in the sector.

Course Facts

Online course, no previous experience or qualifications required.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Social Media for Salon Businesses
Course Description

This course will guide you through using your social media accounts to their full potential, which will help you gain new clients and retain old ones. Having a stylish and popular social media account for your beauty business is sure to improve the reputation of your business, increase the number of people interested in getting treatments with you and maximise your profits.

Course Facts

Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Teaching Certificate
Course Description

Treatment trends come and go, but the demand for training remains constant. Working as a therapist or a nail technician in a salon or in your own business gives you years of valuable experience. You can put this experience to use by training the next generation of beauty professionals.

Course Facts

Approximately 40 hours of studying and resulting in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Anatomy and Physiology
Course Description

An understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is required as the basis of all practical training courses in beauty and holistic therapy. 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.

Course Facts

Theory only. No practical Requirement. Approximately 30 hours of study time will be required to complete this course. Results in a GTi Certificate qualification.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Facial Treatments
Course Description

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

Course Facts

You must have completed the GTi Professional Standards course. Approximately 16 hours of study time will be required to complete this course. Approximately 8 hours of practical training will be required to complete the course. GTi Award qualification.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Body Massage 
Course Description

This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional body massage and includes a practical training session and assessment.   Prior to this online course you should have completed an Anatomy and Physiology course.

Course Facts

This course follows the National Occupational Standards and covers reception, consultation and ventilation.  It also covers anatomy & physiology, contra-indications and contra-actions, skin conditions, preparing for treatment, massage techniques and a full body massage routine. Results in The GTi Body Massage Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Indian Head Massage
Course Description

This course covers the technique for upper back, shoulder, upper arm, neck, scalp and face massage. It also includes the theory behind Indian Head Massage such as the history of the treatment, principles of ayurveda, marma points and chakras.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Make Up
Course Description

This course covers the application of make-up to the face, eyes and lips as well as how to perform a facial cleanse and apply strip lashes. The course also shows you how to adapt your treatment to suit varying clients’ needs.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Spray Tanning
Course Description

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. Health and safety guidance is covered as well as contra-actions and contra-indications and aftercare.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: half-day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Semi-Permanent, Individual Eyelash Extensions
Course Description

Lash extensions continue to be one of the most popular beauty salon services in the UK. This course covers the technique for eyelash extension application for both individual and flare lashes, removal and maintenance. The course includes anatomy and physiology of the hair and eye, contra-indications and contra-actions to the treatment. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is also covered.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Lash & Brow Treatments
Course Description

Covering the technique for eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting, the application of strip lashes and the application of flare lashes. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Eyebrow Lamination
Course Description

This course covers the techniques to enable you to provide a professional Eyebrow Lamination Treatment. Consultation and contra-indication guidance is covered in the theory element of the course.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards & Eyebrow Shaping and Tinting Qualification. Course duration: half-day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Lash Lift & Tint
Course Description

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.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: half-day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Threading
Course Description

Covering how to give a full Threading treatment and covers the history, and technique of the treatment. It also includes detailed technique modules which show you how to carry out a Threading treatment. The course also shows you how to adapt your treatment to suit varying clients’ needs.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Russian Volume Eyelash Extensions
Course Description

This course covers the technique for Russian Volume Eyelash Extension application. The course also covers the removal and maintenance of lashes. The course includes anatomy and physiology of the hair and eye, contra-indications and contra-actions to treatment.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards and a Semi- Permanent Individual Eyelash Extension Qualification with a minimum of 3 months practical experience. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Manicure
Course Description

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 the essential skills you need to know about offering a professional manicure.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Pedicure
Course Description

The course teaches you how to complete a professional pedicure treatment. 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.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Gel Nails
Course Description

The Gel Nails course covers how to complete gel overlays and extensions as well as the maintenance, repair and removal of the treatment in order to provide a full gel nails service. Gel manicures continue to be the most popular treatment on offer at beauty salons.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Gel Polish
Course Description

This 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.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: half-day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Nail Tips With Acrylic Overlay
Course Description

The course covers how to complete the application and demonstrates the correct removal techniques. The course also covers reception and consultation, contra-indications to treatment and aftercare advice.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Waxing
Course Description

Waxing provides repeat business as it is an essential maintenance option for many clients. The 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.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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Course: Female Intimate Waxing
Course Description

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. Designed to give you the confidence and ability to offer a full intimate waxing treatment.

Course Facts

Entry requirements: GTi Professional Standards and a relevant Waxing qualification. Course duration: 1 day. Requires both online theory and practical training. Results in a GTi Award.

Course Fee: £199 + VAT (includes £25 Enrolment Fee)
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