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The course is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UKs leading professional beauty trade body. The course covers the consultation, contra-indications, technique and aftercare needed to perform the treatment and is written following the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for beauty, nails and holistic therapy treatments.

Spray tanning is a popular alternative to sunbeds and sunbathing and comes without any of the risks associated with these tanning methods. Spray guns, cubicles and pop-up tents make spray tanning a treatment accessible to all therapists whether home, mobile or salon-based. There are a lot of options available to spray tanners. You could offer tanning parties, face or leg tans and contouring, catering to all types of clients. Spray tanning is also a year-round treatment, popular in summer for those who haven’t been abroad on holiday but also in winter for Christmas parties and other special occasions.

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists and is worth 16 CPD points.

The theory element of the course is completed online via the Guild and the assessment is held at College. You will need a Gti Student membership to complete the Guild courses. Memberships to the Guild are not included in the price and is payable direct to the Guild by the candidate. Memberships start at £25.00.

What will I study?

The online theory course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, video and a voice-over. Upon completion of the online theory modules, students will receive a manual which they can use to refer back to. Some of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. The remaining module consists of a practical module and examination which is to be completed at College.

Within the theory element, you will complete the following units:

  • Professional Standards Course
  • ST001 Introduction, Reception, Consultation & Ventilation
  • ST002 Tanning Methods
  • ST003 Functions of the Skin
  • ST004 Skin Types
  • ST005 Contra-indications & Contra-actions
  • ST006 Preparation
  • ST007 Technique
  • ST008 Aftercare

On completion of the full course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Spray Tan.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, learners must be aged 19 or over.

How will I be assessed?

Following each theory 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.

Please note that you will need to bring a model with you for your assessment.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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