Mon - Fri : 09:30 - 5:30, Some Sat & Eve
216 Barnes Lane, Sarisbury green, Nr Southampton, SO317BG


The Cottage Training Centre is accredited by a professional body, the Guild of Beauty, massage and holistic Therapists and VTCT. Anyone completing their training to a competent standard will automatically receive a Cottage Training Centre certificate. Please note that your tuition does not differ whichever pathway you choose. Practice is required after the majority of courses to ensure you feel confident. Assessment and registration costs are stated on each individual course page.

Some organisations and insurance companies such as FHT and AOR require VTCT qualifications, so please check that the qualifcation you choose is recognised by them.

Guild of beauty, Nail and Holistic Therapists

This professional body provides membership and insurance. It is recognised by employers, insurance companies and professionals in the UK. Their insurance will permit you to offer your qualification to members of the public. There is £2 million public liability cover available. On completion of your training you will practice on friends and family and return to the centre approximately 4-8 weeks later to complete an assessment. Submit your Cottage Training Certificate to the Guild and they will insure you. Student insurance is also available. To view more information on the Guild please click here.


VTCT are a national awarding body and offer certificates and diplomas for different subjects. Your final qualification will be recognised by employers, insurance companies and professionals worldwide. There are registrations costs, assessment and certification fees to pay and these vary depending on the qualification you are studying. The lifetime registration fee is £16.00 and assessment costs range between £60 and £160. After you have completed your training you will complete case studies on friends and family and when you are feeling confident return to the centre to take written exams and three practical assessments. I issue all the paperwork required and guidance on assessment procedure. Assessment days are held 2-3 days a month at the centre so you can choose a suitable date. Click here to find out more about VTCT.

** Please note that it is possible to convert your original certificate to a VTCT certificate at a later date. It will involve the exams and extra assessments so extra costs will naturally occur but as your tuition has all been to the correct standards you will not require extra teaching.