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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

Can you give me advice about the Coronavirus and insurance cover.

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Who can Join the Guild?

If you are a qualified Beauty Therapist, Holistic Therapist, Nail Technician, or Hairdresser/Barber, you can apply for Guild membership and insurance. For a quotation to become a member please open the branch membership box on the homepage of our website and fill out the insurance quote 'pink box'.

Which branch should I join with my qualifications?

You can join any branch, the insurance cover is the same whichever branch you join, you will be insured for all the treatments you hold a qualification for, as long as the treatment is insurable by the Guild.

Can I be a member of more than one membership branch?

You can apply to be in more than one membership branch. There is a fee of £15 per additional branch that can be included in your membership and insurance quote.

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.

What treatments are covered by the Guilds Insurance?

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

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.

What do I receive once I join the Guild?

A confirmation letter of your membership and insurance will be posted to you, along with the insurance documentation, and a Membership certificate that you can display. You will also receive an email confirmation of membership. You have the option when joining to purchase a badge or window sticker at £3.00 each.

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.

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.

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 training 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.

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, this doesn't include insurance cover, but gives you all other membership benefits. We also have International Membership for people who live overseas. Please click on your membership branch of choice, on our homepage, then complete the pink box 'insurance quote'

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.

Does the Guild insure for Sports Massage?

The Guild can provide insurance for Sports Massage for an extra premium. We can only accept the following UK qualifications, BTEC, HND, VTCT ITEC Level 3 or 4. You cannot treat pain or injury, the treatment has to be for relaxation purposes only.

Can I pay monthly for my membership and insurance?

We can only accept full payment at the start of your membership.

How do I advertise my business on the Guild's professional register?

Full Guild Members and Associate Members can advertise their business on the Guild's Professional Register, on the Beautyguild website. Members register by logging into their account portal, and go to Professional Register to register their details. Associate Members need to forward a copy of their insurance to info@beautyguild.com, before they can appear on the Professional Register.

What is your refund policy?

Details about your cancellation rights for membership and insurance can be found under our terms of business, within the footer of our web pages under Legal.

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.