Whether you want to become a fully qualified beauty therapist, massage therapist, reflexologist or makeup artist or you simply wish to add new treatments to your salon, our courses offer the quickest and most convenient route to getting qualified. We offer GTI courses – Guild Training International, which is the training arm of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s largest trade body and provider of insurance for the professional beauty sector. So with Melissa King Beauty and Training you are training with the professionals.

All of our courses combine flexible online learning combined with intensive practical training at our training salon in Richhill. We also offer online only courses, which require no practical training.  The Guild require an enrolment and theory fee of £25.  This can be paid to The Guild or directly to Melissa King Beauty and Training.

The theory is completed at home in your own time before a practical training session is taken with one of our highly qualified and experienced tutors. That means that your learning is flexible and designed to fit in around your lifestyle. Full tutorial support is available throughout your learning experience. The courses also cover reception and consultation, contra-indications to treatment and aftercare advice.

Once you have enrolled on your course and paid the course fee, you will have immediate access to the online course modules which means you can start learning straight away. Practical training will be provided when you have completed the theory aspect of the course. Please wear a therapist uniform to practical class or black trousers, black top and low heeled enclosed shoes. Hair should be tied back, no jewellery and no nail/gel polish or extensions.

Following each course module you will take an online examination which requires a pass rate of around 70%. For the practical module you will need to demonstrate that you can perform the outlined tasks to the skill level required.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a GTi certificate which will be downloadable for free. If you wish to purchase a certificate The Guild charge an administration and postage charge of £15+VAT.

Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete the courses are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes.
To ensure optimum learning, our maximum class size is four students.

All of our courses are fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body for membership and insurance.

The courses are also accredited for Continuing Professional Development by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists.

Our courses include the GTi Professional Standards course, where required, usually priced at £49 + VAT, for all students who have not completed this course.

One to one training is available at an extra cost of £60.


Want to study but fees are holding you back? Can’t afford the kit to start your training?

Are you aged 16-30 and unemployed? We accept funding for course fees from the Prince’s Trust.

The Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland can help to cover costs such as: course fees, transport or equipment to help you get into education, training or employment.

For further information contact Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland on Facebook, email or call free on 0800 842 842.