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Frequently Asked Questions - Guild Membership and Insurance

A selection of FAQs on Guild membership and insurance are provided below. See also:

Training FAQs | Accreditation FAQs

Membership and Insurance Questions

Who can Join the Guild?

If you are a qualified Beauty Therapist, Holistic Therapist or Nail Technician, you can apply for Guild membership and insurance. For a quotation to become a member please fill in the pink box 'insurance quote' on the home page of our website.

Do I need insurance as a student?

If you are a student who is enrolled on a recognised training course, you can join the Guild as a Student Member to obtain insurance to cover you whilst carrying out case studies on family and friends. To become a student member please fill in the pink box 'insurance quote' on the home page of our website.

What does the Guild Insurance cover?

The Guild’s insurance gives you up to £6 million cover against treatment risk, public liability and product liability. The basic membership policy provides cover for all the popular beauty, holistic and nail treatments.

Will Guild Insurance cover me to work on a mobile basis or do I need a premises?

Guild Insurance allows you work anywhere in the UK either in a salon, from your home, or on a mobile basis.

How soon does my cover start?

Cover will start straight away upon payment whether you join online or via telephone.

What qualifications do you accept?

We accept all nationally recognised qualifications that are on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF). These include, NVQs, SVQs, VTCT, ITEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, City & Guilds, Edexcel, SQA, IIHHT, IHBC etc. We also accept qualifications and certificates obtained from suppliers and private training schools that have been accredited by the Guild.

What treatments are covered by the Guilds Insurance?

Please click here to see a full list of the treatments we cover.

Do you need to see copies of my certificates?

Yes, you will need to upload copies of your certificates after joining.

Where do I upload my course certificates?

Log into your user account area. Go into Profile and My Qualifications on the Dashboard on the left side margin. Add your training certificates in here.

How do I get a quote?

Complete the Instant Insurance Quote details in the pink boxon the Homepage to get a personalised quote.

Can you also provide cover for my salon?

Yes, our salon insurance provides insurance protection for your stock, equipment, employer’s liability, loss of cash and business interruptions. For more details, please call us on 01332 224830. Salon cover can only be provided by telephone.

Is there a minium age you can be insured by the Guild?

You have to be 16 years and over, to be insured by the Guild.

Does the Guild offer insurance for students?

The Guild provides student insurance which covers case studies while you are enrolled on a recognised training course.

What does awaiting vertification mean?

We have to vertify your qualifications when you apply for membership or add any new qualifications to your insurance cover. This is normally done on the same day you applied if it is during office opening hours. However if you applied on a Friday evening or over the weekend, vertification will be done on Monday. This will not affect your insurance cover that starts as soon as you apply for membership.

I have insurance elsewhere, can I still join?

You can join as an Associate Member of the Guild, that doesn't include insurance cover, but gives you all other membership benefits. We also have International Membership for people who live overseas. Please complete the pink box on our homepage, 'insurance quote' to obtain a quote for your membership and to join.

I don't live in the UK, can you insure me?

Guild insurance only insures people living and working in the United Kingdom.

Do you insure for hairdressing?

We do insure for hairdressing. Please refer to our treatments list to see what is covered in the hairdressing insurance. click here We do not insure for hair extensions.

Can you insure my contents?

Contents insurance, also known as property insurance, is available to purchase as an extensions to full membership of the Guild. Please ring our insurance team for more information, on 01332 224830, during office hours, Monday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm.

I live and work in the UK, but I don't have a UK qualification, can I be insured with the Guild?

We will require a confirmation letter from Naric or Europass advising what your non UK qualifications are equivalent to in the UK. Once you have this document please send it to info@beautyguild.com for approval.

Ready To Join?

Hopefully the above faq's answer any queries you may have. If so you can click here to go to our online application process and get covered straight away.