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Beauty Courses

Chemical Peels improves look and feel of the skin, reducing appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

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Chemical Peel Accredited Diploma Course

One day professional training course in Chemical Skin Peeling.

The chemical skin peel training includes teaching using  re-surfacing peels at 30% and 50% glycolic/lactic & salicylic peel. 

The combination of glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid within a superficial chemical peel provides a skin exfoliant to chemically remove keratinised structures of the epidermis, restoring a radiant complexion. Safe and easy to use with no downtime.

Open to experienced therapists only please see entry requirements below.

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Course Includes

•Structure & physiology of the skin
•Skin aging and disorders
•Skin peels & how they work on the skin
•Professional and Homecare products
•Professional treatment protocols
•Health and safety implications
•Practical demonstration peeling protocols
•Hands on practice with peeling products – you are able to receive a peel as well as perform the treatments
•Business and Marketing – pricing structures and treatment plans

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

One day insurable accredited course - maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

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



Glycolic acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar cane (it can also be made synthetically). Due to its smaller molecular size, glycolic acid is more effective than other alpha hydroxy acids and when used correctly can improve the look and feel of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Glycolic acid works in a number of ways, primarily through its exfoliation properties. On application the glycolic acid penetrates the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together. This action allows the layer of dead skin cells to dissolve revealing the underlying skin.

What Peels do you use and what percentage do you work with?

We use a 40% active glycolic from DCL and a Bio C peel from innoaesthetics which is a combination of Vitamin C, glycolic, lactic and mandelic.

The course teaches about all the different peels, acids, buffering, pH and percentages as they all alter the peel strength and suitability for skin type. These are time dependant superficial peels taught on the foundation course.

The advanced course we run then teaches layer dependant peels at a deeper level. The peels on the foundation course do not induce peeling, the peels on the advanced course do induce a degree of peeling.

Requirements for this course

Open to experienced therapists only with one or more of the following qualifications:

NVQ Level 3 Beauty or equivalent

Dentist – or dental practitioner with a GDC number

Level 4 Micropigmentation with Level 3 A&P

Please note - We are sorry you CANNOT apply for this course if you only have a massage qualification or if you only have an Anatomy and Physiology as the accrediting bodies for insurance purposes will NOT accept these unless you also have one of the above requirements as well.

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 £200.00


Starter kits are available to purchase on the day and thereafter.  Full details of how and where to purchase the products required to carry out the treatments are explained on the training course.

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.


Please note this is a specialist course and NOT available at all of our locations, it is currently only available in London we hope to be able to offer it in other locations soon.

This is very popular with students so early booking is advised to secure the date you want to attend.

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

We just require a small deposit to secure your place.

No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

Maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention.

This Treatment is for:

Glycolic acid is particularly effective for skin rejuvenation because of the following unique properties


  • Exfoliates by thoroughly removing the uneven, rough layer of dead skin cells, resulting in a more compact stratum corneum
  • Penetrates through the upper layer of skin to begin exfoliation from the bottom up, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases moisture retention by binding with water and pulling it through the stratum corneum, improving skin hydration and overall skin health
  • Reduces the amount of surface skin oil, which aids the removal of blackheads and other skin impurities and can help stimulate collagen production within the dermis 

Benefits of advanced treatments for the skin and the aging process and how it can benefit your clients

The skin has three layers:


  • The epidermis – the outer layer we see
  • The dermis – made up of connective tissue such as collagen & elastin, the dermis serves as 
the skins structural support network
  • The subcutaneous tissue – contains fat cells, these cells help make the skin look plump or full. The skin ageing process is caused by many factors including:
  • Excess free radicals
  • Environment (e.g. chemicals, UV exposure)
  • Lifestyle (e.g. stress, smoking and diet)
  • Insufficient hydration
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Vitamin deficiencies 
The effect of the ageing process causes:
  • The epidermis thins. The cells and matrix lose their ability to retain moisture.
  • The dermal layer thins and produces less collagen. The elastin fibres responsible for 
maintaining skin elasticity begin to wear out.
  • The subcutaneous fat cells shrink, unable to support the weakening dermal layer. 
The results of the ageing process include:
  • The loss of moisture retention result in dramatically dryer skin.
  • The reduction in collagen and weaker elastin fibres cause wrinkles to form and the skin to 
sag. The sebaceous glands enlarge but produce less sebum oil which further dries the skin.
  • Shrinkage of the fat cells makes wrinkles and sagging skin more evident. 
As the skin degrades wrinkles form and the skin's texture and resilience diminishes. Skin rejuvenation treatments aid the remodelling of the epidermal and supporting dermal structures to gain improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.


Training of Protocol to Administer Treatment

  • Initial consultation, whether the candidate is suitable, expected outcome, ideal treatment plan for initial phase, on-going maintenance strategy
  • Consultation forms – what to fill out for initial consultation to remain on file and subsequent forms for each procedure
  • Before and After Photos and consent
  • Explanation to client of the treatment procedure itself
  • Preparation for treatment
  • Treatment procedure
  • Aftercare advice
  • Follow up contact details for advice or concerns following treatment
  • Booking of next appointment

Course Aims and Objectives


  • To deliver excellence in training of skin rejuvenation treatments to the face, neck and hands
  • To ensure each individual we train is able to implement confident and competent delivery of each treatment they wish to learn
  • Achieve growth of the treatment options you offer to your clients   
  • Increase your profits by training and gaining certification in skin treatments
  • Assurance of continual post course support further to training
  • Assist awareness of the benefits in the skin treatments to your clients for immediate skin radiance (special occasion) to long term benefits of complete rejuvenation
  • Provide business tools and marketing skills to implement these procedures into your practice to maximise the benefits these treatments can add to both your clients' expectations and in turn your profit margins
  • To provide all information to gain insurance and detail current regulatory matters for best practice

Course Outcomes


  • Accurate skin health assessment and diagnosis
  • Prescribe suitable treatment
  • Safe and competent delivery
  • Knowledge of where and how to obtain products
  • Knowledge of insurance cover and regulation information
  • Strategic plan to maximise business progression using skin rejuvenation treatments
  • Marketing plan to implement procedures into practice and generate increased sales

What to bring – what to wear – do I need a model

You do not need to bring anything - Everything is provided

You do not need to wear tunic or whites

Models are provided.

What is included in the course fee

All practical tuition, training materials – treatment couches, chemical peeling products, consumables relevant for treatment, sharps bin.  Training manual, handouts which include detailed ingredient lists, consent forms, procedure protocols, costs and profits sheets for treatment options, where to purchase all relevant materials required to carry out treatment.

Business and Marketing - how to set your pricing, profit margins, treatment options, combined treatment options.  Insurance information.

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Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Accredited Diploma Qualification by a private training school promoted by Gateway as a leader in its field for this specialised course.

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!

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.


Student Feedback

Feedback from Nilusha Anantharajah

Amazing tutor, she answered all the questions I had and didn't make me feel like I was asking a silly question. She gave hands on advice and tips and I feel completely confident to practice everything I learnt on this course.

What made you decide to book with Gateway: Best chemical peel course i found and gave the best information compared to others out there.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes


Feedback from Helen Jane Claxton-Roper

Jeanette provided excellent comprehensive training on the day. She was very thorough and ensured we covered what we should know. The small class numbers ensure that delegates are able to have guided practical experience and this increases confidence.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you get confirmation of the course you booked from your tutor by email, within 3 days of booking? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
The one day training enables a wide variety of delegates to participate in courses to improve existing skills or learn new ones that can be incorporated in to their existing skill base. Being able to combine courses ensures flexibility for therapists.


Feedback from Anthony Smith

Had a great day. Professional and friendly and with a good standard of teaching. Look forward to doing another course soon x

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you get confirmation of the course you booked from your tutor by email, within 3 days of booking? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Good price and quality of teaching.


Feedback from Catherine Mortimer

I liked Martine. I found her to be approachable, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable in the subject, confident and unhesitating in answering questions and her delivery of the theory was very absorbing. She also invited discussion which made the theory very interesting. The practicals were easy to follow with ample guidance and encouragement.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
I have attended courses with Gateway in the past and always had good experiences.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, Hamilton Fraser, LMU - London Market Underwriters, Towergate, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Thinktree.

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

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Accredited/recognised training company diploma - recommended by Gateway for this specialised course.

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

Please Check You Have the Prerequisite for this Course Before Booking

You can find the requirements for this course in the requirements section here

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.

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