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Spray Tanning (Accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists)

Course Information

  • Course Code: CM040
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: £60.00

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In order to complete the accredited practical element of this course, students will need to become a member of the Beauty Guild and complete the Theory module, upon which you will receive a code (which you will need to provide to ourselves to undertake the practical sessions).

The course is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UKs leading professional beauty trade body. The course covers the consultation, contra-indications, technique and aftercare needed to perform the treatment and is written following the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

Spray tanning is a popular alternative to sunbeds and sunbathing and comes without any of the risks associated with these tanning methods. Spray guns, cubicles and pop-up tents make spray tanning a treatment accessible to all therapists whether home, mobile or salon-based. There are a lot of options available to spray tanners. You could offer tanning parties, face or leg tans and contouring, catering to all types of clients. Spray tanning is also a year-round treatment, popular in summer for those who havent been abroad on holiday but also in winter for Christmas parties and other special occasions.

How soon after enrolling can I start the course?

Once you have enrolled on the course and paid the course fee, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away. Practical training will take place on a date booked by yourself.

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. Most students are able to complete the course within approximately 6 hours of study.

Is the course accredited?

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists for membership and insurance and follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic guidelines.

Is the course accredited for Continuing Professional Development - CPD?

Yes. The course is accredited by the Guild and is worth 16 CPD points.


You can obtain Guild insurance upon completion of your course with a massive discount of £25 if you upgrade within 3 months of enrolling!

What will I study?

The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, video and a voice-over. Upon completion of the online theory modules, students will receive a manual which they can use to refer back to. Some of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. The remaining module consists of a practical module and examination which is to be completed at College. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Spray Tan.

Within the theory element, you will complete the following units:

  • Professional Standards Course
  • ST001 Introduction, Reception, Consultation & Ventilation
  • ST002 Tanning Methods
  • ST003 Functions of the Skin
  • ST004 Skin Types
  • ST005 Contra-indications & Contra-actions
  • ST006 Preparation
  • ST007 Technique
  • ST008 Aftercare

On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate which is acceptable for insurance purposes with The Guild of Beauty Therapists.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

How will I be assessed?

Following each theory 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 will I receive when I complete the course?

You will receive a GTi certificate which will be mailed to you on successful completion of the course.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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