Beauty and Complementary Therapies

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We offer a full suite of qualifications from Entry Level 3 up to Level 4, designed to suit all learning needs and covering all sectors within the Beauty and Complementary Therapies industry.

Our professional qualification in beauty therapy help learners launch their careers as beauty therapists, spa therapists, make-up artists or nail technicians. Learners can quickly work their way up in the industry from assistants through to Salon Managers and owners.

Our qualifications cover a range of levels and sizes offering learners the opportunity to develop their skills to a high standard recognised by industry experts.

City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board Members

City and Guilds work with a vast number of employers, industry experts and professional associations from across the beauty, complementary therapy, nail, spa and make-up industry areas. Our Industry Advisory Board is formed of these people and work with us to ensure that we continually strive to meet the needs of people joining employment in our industry.

Together we seek to continually raise professional standards and shape the future of therapists, nail technicians and make-up artists. City and Guilds are proud to work in association with this inspiring group. Please take a look at the board member profiles and links to their websites for further information.

  • Available in UK
  • Available internationally
  • Technical Qualifications


11 qualifications

Introducing employers we work with

For a list of some of the organisations who've supported our Technical Qualifications, view our employer endorsement guide >

Why choose Technical Qualifications

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Hear directly from our learners, tutors and employers as they share their experiences on our Technical Qualifications.

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Employers – City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board Members

View our IAB member profiles for beauty and complementary therapies.

Professional Associations – membership and insurance

Funding information

We have provided guidance on funding to help with your programme planning:

Funding Guidance >


We run a wide range of events across our sectors, including qualification briefings, CPD events and centre management events. Take a look at our calendar for more information. 

Events page >

Resources and support

Exam officers and tutors in colleges and other institutions offering City & Guilds Technical Qualifications can find all the key information and support they will need on our resources and support page. 

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