Become an Accredited Company


Short Course Accreditation and CPD

ABT accreditation is a simple, low cost and extremely efficient way to step out of the crowd and show your potential clients that you are approved, endorsed and eligible to offer ABT membership and insurance packages them.

ABT is the only membership provider to offer a one off fee – no hidden charges, no annual renewals and price per certificate issue costs.*

When accrediting your course, qualifications or post graduate support training with ABT you will enter into a relationship with the UK's largest Beauty Membership and Insurance provider who currently represent:

  • 12,000 Business Owners, therapists, nail technicians, holistic practitioners and hair stylists / barbers.
  • 600 Brands, training providers and suppliers
  • 146,000 potential clients via website views and page counts per month
ABT is also part of the UK's leading publisher, Exhibition Management brand and its Irish counterpart – Beauty UK, Scottish Beauty, Irish Beauty Show, Guild News, Nail File and ABT Ireland.

Scratch Magazine, along with Olympia Beauty endorse and support our marketing activities and every member – uniquely to this market place has the availability of tapping into all of the above brands potential client databases.

Having your course Accredited is crucial to give your course the seal of approval and recognition it deserves.

Benefits to having your course ABT accredited include:

  • It is a one off fee – no ongoing annual charges
  • Use our logo – let our brand help yours
  • 10% off any ABT package for your clients – exclusive codes issued to you [ i.e. Dermalogica1120 ]
  • Give your potential clients confidence to know the course you are offering is approved, validated and insurable at the UK's leading membership and insurance provider.
  • ABT accreditation logo
  • free promotion on
  • free promotion in our monthly newsletters to ABT members
  • Website links and promotion through
  • ABT student presentation and ‘money back' offer*
  • Discounted rates of advertising in Guild News Magazine
  • VIP show entry to Beauty UK
  • Gold Club access to Olympia Beauty
  • Access discounts from brand owners, exclusive to ABT accredited companies
  • Receive Guild News online in our ‘corporate newsletter' every single month.
Our dedicated accreditation department will help, support and guide you through the process of gaining accreditation with us personally or you can see the forms, criteria and pricing right here on our simple and user friendly site.

Feel free to call 01789 773573 or by email


As well as accreditation, you may like to take advantage of our insurance package, specifically designed for training providers:

Corporate Teaching 149.00 This policy is hereby extended to indemnify the policyholder for the delivery of accredited courses. This will include A maximum of 3 teachers and 250 students per year. If this is exceeded, a separate This extension indemnifies the insured member for allegations of negligence against them arising from the delivery of the courses and from student activity but does not extend to cover the individual student themselves if personally sued. Training School policy will be required. If the treatments are being performed in and out of the school by trainers, ABT membership and extensions will be required


Cover for your problem!

We also have a service that is free of charge (subject to availability) to come and visit your students, present a business seminar, chat about insurance and bring lots of giveaways and gist [currently provided by Dermalogica' – contact

Student 25.00 Student Insurance
Includes all membership benefits listed along with our comprehensive insurance package which is offered through Zurich Insurance Plc outlined within the policy wording and explanatory booklet. Cover is for all the standard beauty treatments and is subject to the student limitation as found within the application form.
Benefits of Student membership [see forms and terms for full details]

Insurance provided by Zurich Insurance plc includes:
  • £6 MILLION Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • £6 MILLION Public Liability Insurance.
  • £6 MILLION Product Liability Insurance.
  • £6 MILLION Medical Malpractice/Treatment Risk Insurance.
This package includes...
  • Online Beauty Index Worth £30 
  • Industry Supplier & training guide
  • Free CPD Courses Worth £30 
  • Subsidised Regional CPD Courses
  • Worldwide Cover 
  • Excluding USA and Canada
  • Online Guild News available from our sister company Guild Press in ABT Student monthly email newsletter
  • VIP Entrance to UK trade shows - BeautyUK, Hair UK, Olympia Beauty, Scottish Beauty
  • luxury bus transfers to trade shows - where organised by college and available
  • Coming Soon - NEW ABT APP Get £thousands in savings and exclusive membership benefits direct to your phone!
Important Student Cover Limitations
*Student Cover: for students case study work, or for other work prior to qualification being obtained, relies on the following for cover to operate:

  1. You must be deemed competent to practice by your school and must not practice outside the scope of what you have been taught. Regular supervision and/or ongoing case consultation/review for such case studies must be in place.
  2. Students are to declare to clients/patients in advance that they are not fully qualified.
  3. You may charge a fee provided this is a modest amount and evidently lower than an experienced and qualified therapist would normally charge.

Become Accredited

Accreditation is a personal journey, so we ask that once you have checked out our website, should you want to continue you email to best assess your requirements.
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