FAST TRACK – BLENDED LEARNING, skincare & facial treatments £275


This is a self-paced course, which means that all the content is available and you are free to move ahead at your own pace. This online course provides all the knowledge required with the skills delivered through easy to follow videos. providing you with everything you need to know to get you started on your professional career as quickly as possible. Once you have completed the online learning, you will attend a  1-1practical training session to hone your skills and gain an insurable certificate so you can get to work as quickly as possible.  You will then be able to If you wish to work towards the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Skincare & facial treatments, we will create a bespoke learning plan for you so that you only pay for the additional 1-1 practical training that you need. You can revisit all the aspects of the curriculum whilst gaining confidence and gathering your evidence to be assessed against the regulatory standards to gain the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Skincare & facial treatments.




“You’re looking for a change of career or new interest and would love to find a flexible rewarding income opportunity?”

Are you ready to learn but are restricted with time?

Imagine being able to learn at your own pace without compromising your other commitments.

The next step towards enjoying a flexible, rewarding new career is becoming a skin specialist, providing skincare advice and professional facial treatments.

Facial treatments are the corner stone of your beauty business and you will be delighted to see how clients will love the way you make them look and feel.

People of all ages are conscious about looking after their skin, which will make this one of your most sought after services. Facials, skincare and cosmetology is what facial treatments is all about and having these skills will elevate your capacity to earn income, employability and you will have joined the ranks of the higher skilled of this industry. In this subject you will learn basic facial routines, right up to the most advanced professional facial.


Each Session will begin with a brief introduction to the topics, mapping out the learning goals, key concepts, and activities to be covered. Each session will include a number of components.

Videos covering the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required. You can watch these in either order depending on your learning preferences. The transcripts and audio versions are also available to download. Each session also has extension resources: recommended further reading, activities to complete and final review multiple choice questions.

Our industry is constantly changing and new products are created all the time, you will need to keep up with these changes through your ongoing personal development, however, the fundamentals that you will learn don’t change and will prepare you to learn any new techniques quickly and easily.

The key to becoming a confident professional Facialist is practice, so in-between topics, it is strongly advised that you put in to practice the learning gained before moving on to the next session.

Once you have purchased this blended learning course you will have email, text & Facebook messenger support student forum. You will need to attend 6 hours of practical development to gain the ABT insurable certificate which will then allow you to become insured and practice professionally whilst gathering the evidence and professional practice required to take the City & Guilds regulated assessments. Additional training can be booked and paid for on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis to ensure this blended programme is as flexible as possible whilst not compromising the quality and integrity of professional training.

These are some comments from Massage therapists who recently took some lessons from this course:

”Really enjoyed this course. It was informative and lots of useful advice. It covered more than the practitioner’s course I have done previously” Sarah-Jane

”I feel the course was explained well and the most valuable part is that you can download the knowledge and skills to refer back to when practising”…Lucy Richardson

”The course is delivered very well and easy to understand. I have had massage training and have attended other practical days on facial massage so the knowledge made sense to me, but for someone with no skills”…Julia Berg

”The videos are really high quality and after watching I actually think I could perform the practical fairly confidently. Practice is still required whether you learn in person or online and that is up to the individual learner to follow through regardless of how they have learnt the skills. I would definitely consider online learning in future” Hannah

”Using video teaching and not loads of paperwork is better. So it feels like it’s a teaching lesson and you can then take away new techniques that you did not know”. Fiona

”Covers all possible methods of learning & includes a f2f practical assessment for insurance purposes”. Julie

”The training videos and having the manuscript are so well made, it has definitely changed my perception of e-learning such a practical skill”. Tanya

”The training videos and having the manuscript are so well made, it has definitely changed my perception of e-learning such a practical skill” Billin

”I thought the course was very good, a good mixture of practical videos and downloadable PDF’s for further reading” Marie


Additional information

Cost & payment terms:

The cost of the training & assessment is £275. A £125 booking fee is required to access the online learning – please see the terms and conditions. The balance of the training fee is paid to your educator when you book your practical training day.


This course is suitable for beginners and requires a desire to excel and a professional mature attitude. You will need access to a computer and printer to print assignments.

Course structure:

You will start by working your way through the online course. When you have practiced to the point that you need more support and guidance, you will then book your practical 1-1 training day. You will be guided through every technique and will have the opportunity to bring all the skills and knowledge together by working on a client. Your skills will be assessed and as long as you are proficient, you will be issued with an insurable certificate so you can get earning and developing your learning as soon as possible.
There are 7 topics in the facial course covering the following:
Session 1: Preparation of your working area, self and client for treatment
Session 2: Cleansing, toning moisturising & product knowledge
Session 3: Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions
Session 4: Skin types and conditions
Session 5: Facial, neck & shoulder massage
Session 6: Consultation & Skin analysis
Session 7: Aftercare and advice
You will also have access to the Level 2 anatomy & physiology as well as the principles, practices & professional standards modules.

How you are assessed:

The initial 1-1 training day will provide you with an insurable qualification so you can get to work as quickly as possible. If you decide that you would like to gain the regulated qualification, you can pay for additional 1-1 training to prepare you for your exams. Once you have completed all the online assessments and gathered the required practical evidence, you will be observed against the City & Guilds assessment standards and take an online exam in skincare & facial treatments and health & safety. The additional costs involved include 1-1 training & assessment @ £25 per hour plus exam fees of £68

Work wear:

If you are new to the industry, you will be required to purchase professional salon jacket & trousers from Labeeby Academy. £45.20

City & Guilds fees:

Registrations last for 3 years. One time Evolve registration fee £24.70. Certification fee £10.80 per unit plus £21.00 Award fee. Fees will be increased from August 1st 2019. If you have previously completed a City & Guilds qualification, it would be helpful to use your existing enrolment number which can be found on your certificate.

Kit required:

You will need a small tool kit costing approximately £50 plus skincare products of your choice. There are 4 companies that we recommend you investigating the cost varies from £95 – £300

Equipment needed:

In order to fully complete this program you will need to practice and will need to access to the following:
A treatment couch or Lafuma
Small table or trolley
Magnifying lamp or head lamp
Towels, sheets, pillows & blankets
Tool kit