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Beauty Courses

This facial course covers the professional facials performed in salons a wonderful treatment for your clients

Course Explained
Course Times
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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

Beauty Facial Course | Diploma Practitioner Certificate

Professional one day training course, you will learn how to cleanse the face, analysis of skin types, tone, exfoliation, steam, facial massage and mask application, this beauty facial course covers the professional facials performed in salons.

The beauty facial routine will cover skin analysis and how to choose the correct face mask according to the skin diagnosis and learn how to recognise and treat different skin types and conditions. 

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Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our beauty courses and to learn more.

Please remember to activate the sound on video when it loads, before it starts to play!

Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.

What's Included in this Beauty Facial Course


Steam is an ideal method of producing the required warming effect on the skin, to achieve both cleansing and stimulation.

Skin warming is often incorporated into a facial treatment after the manual cleansing, so as to stimulate the skin and make it more receptive to subsequent treatments/products.

Steaming can also be added to a back treatments to give the same effects.

The effects are as follows:

    The pores are relaxed.

    The blood circulation and the lymphatic circulation are stimulated in the local area.

    The surface cells of the epidermis are softened, which helps desquamation.

    Sebaceous gland activity is improved, which benefits dry, mature skin types.

    Skin colour is improved.

    Cells are softened and can be gently loosened with exfoliation treatment.


  • Hygiene health and safety
    • Learn how to ensure top standards of health and hygiene for your surroundings, self and your clients
  • Relevant anatomy and physiology
    • Learn about the structure of the facial bones and muscles and the circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Products and equipment required
    • Learn about the equipment needed to perform the facials
  • Consultation procedures
    • How to talk over the information you need with your clients and ascertain what your client's needs are and how to work out the best products to use on your client
  • Contra-indications to treatment
    • Learn about relevance of contraindications to treatment and about skin diseases and disorders
  • Skin diagnosis, treating problematic skin
  • Cleansing, toning and moisturising
    • How to perform these for optimum results and effect
  • Exfoliation
    • Learn how to perform a relaxing face neck and shoulder massage using traditional massage techniques
  • Face masks: setting and non-setting
    • Learn how to use steam effectively within the facial routine
    • How to apply and choose either of these face masks
  • Aftercare
    • Learn how to give your client correct aftercare advice to maintain the results of the facial

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally - For full course content please scroll down this page

This one day accredited diploma course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous beauty or massage experience required to attend.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.



We Train Celebrities and Social Media Influencers

Now you too can offer your clients the perfect facial treatment that is in demand!

We offer this course at many of our venues across the UK and Ireland.

We train Bobbi Brown and Channel 4 Make up Artists in our award winning beauty courses, top hotels and spas.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

Do I need to bring a model?


You do not need to take a model with you as you will work with another student on the day of training. The class runs with 2 or more people booked on and you can book 24 hours before the start date if you wish. If you do not wish to be worked on due to medical reasons, sometimes the tutor can provide one if advised beforehand.

This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

Course Times

And also Dates & Venues Information

This information can all be found by going to the very top of this Page - Simply scroll up and then click on information tab link button of choice.

You can find the price, venue options and dates all located at the top of the page next to the 'Course Explained' Link 

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.

We Love what we do and have a passion for teaching.

Our Promise to you - Repeat Your Course if Needed

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course
Price £160.00

Course Contents

Steam is the ideal means of producing the required warming effect on the skin to achieve both cleansing and stimulation. Skin warming is often incorporated into a facial treatment after the manual cleansing, so as to stimulate the skin and make it more receptive to subsequent treatments.

This beauty facial course is very popular with our students and offers the most up to date techniques your clients will love.

Client consultation, contraindications and aftercare advice to the client are also taught on this one day course.

Products Used

Our beauty courses offer the opportunity to train in the technical aspects of application of the materials required for your chosen course, without losing valuable practical time trying to sell you products. We show you how to effectively use the product to achieve fantastic results, that will build your client list and your business.

Our certification is not brand specific. In some cases you insurance may be invalid if you train with a branded product detailed on your training certificate and you then change to another brand. This also allows us to offer our training courses at a lower cost allowing you to spend what is right for you on the necessary products rather than buying unnecessary and costly equipment.

Some of the beauty courses have kits available to buy on the day enabling you to continue to build your confidence and skills immediately upon your return home.

Your tutor will advise you if a kit is available for your course, when confirming your booking. Some kits may require payment in advance and other may be available for purchase on the training day.

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

Why Train With Us?

This is an excellent foundation for our other beauty training courses. During this beauty facial course you will learn the benefits of facial treatment, the purpose of cleansing, toning, exfoliating and massaging the skin. In addition to performing client consultations skin analysis and treating different skin types and conditions. Learn what equipment and products are required, client and treatment room preparation aftercare advice.

Learn how to give a face, neck and shoulder massage, learn about face masks for different skin types.

  • Facials are an essential skill for any beauty therapist, an excellent foundation and starting place for a beginner
  • Small classes offering individual attention - no more than 6 per class
  • Most skincare suppliers will require a diploma in facial treatments before they will supply you with their products
  • Beneficial in maintaining the health and appearance of the skin

More Information About our Beauty Facial Course

This is a practitioner diploma beauty facial course and has been awarded 11 CPD points, allowing you to get insurance with this certificate and use with the general public and charge for this therapy.

Relevant anatomy and physiology is also given in your manual, the manual is included in the price of this course and covers everything you learn on the day.

We have researched the market and found this course is offered elsewhere between £300 - £400 however we wanted to make it affordable to all by offering this course under £200.

Another treatment your clients will love is...

Our Natural Lift Facial Massage - this is our other facial massage course that we offer.  Why not further complement the facial treatments you offer by adding our Natural lift facial massage course to your repertoire. A unique blend of highly effective techniques from Indian Face Massage (also known as Facial Rejuvenation or the Natural Facelift - a face lift without surgery) with complementary techniques from Japanese Facial Massage, and also Acupressure for the face, these new therapies that are becoming increasingly popular with clients.

A wonderful and relaxing massage to receive and offer your clients, flowing together in a way that makes it easy to remember. This wonderful and popular massage was put together by two of our top tutors offering a unique and special massage that is sweeping London and the UK.

If you are looking for more of a holistic facial massage for your clients (rather than a beauty facial) you may wish to consider the Natural Lift Facial massage course. 

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others


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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why is our course so popular?

This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, Guild of Beauty Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention

Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge and the Sanctuary as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from melissa beveridge

Absolutely fantastic tutor, very clear on every aspect of the course polite very professional. Made sure we understood what we had to do demonstrated very well and clearly excellent tutor cant wait to see what course I can do next with her.


Feedback from Vatika Jayeprokash 

I would just like to say a big thank you to Gateway Workshops for a fantastic day on the facial course. I would recommend this course to anyone who needs quick facial course even if they have not trained as a beautician in any way, the lady was very thorough and made you you feel extremely comfortable in asking any questions on the course that you may have been unsure about. The venue is set in a beautiful area and the training room was perfect for the course and very clean, but I also must add that the course was very reasonably priced too. Overall very pleased and well worth it.

I have found that the course has a reasonable price and the course are accredited by the professional bodies making the certificates insurable allowing you to use the therapies professionally and charge. Thank you once again... Vatika


Feedback from Elizabeth Caffarelli

Tutor was great, obviously experienced and a really good teacher. She explained everything so clearly and showed us everything step by step whilst also getting us to do everything. She was also very encouraging when we were working which is so important when you're learning something new! I had previously done a course with Gateway a couple of years ago and I was pleased to see a course close to me and the other deciding point was the price - it was a price I can afford and recoup quickly for my business.

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