5 reasons why having your courses ABT Accredited is a must!

If you offer beauty or hair courses, ABT Accreditation is a simple, low cost way for your courses to stand out from the competition, demonstrating that your training is approved and endorsed, and letting your students know that your training has the seal of approval from ABT.

ABT accredit face-to-face and online education, enabling students to gain ABT insurance once they have successfully completed their qualifications with you. If you have your courses accredited by an alternative provider, you can also gain accreditation through ABT to further enhance your educational credentials.

ABT Accreditation beauty insuranceThe process is low cost and easy, with a dedicated ABT Accreditation team on hand to guide and support you throughout. There's also plenty of support once accreditation has been achieved, just contact us at accreditation@abtinsurance.co.uk.

ABT Accredit 1,000 brands, training providers and suppliers. When your courses become accredited you'll be entering into a relationship with the UK's largest beauty membership and insurance provider that currently represents 18,000 business owners, therapists, nail technicians, complementary therapy practitioners, hair stylists, barbers and students.

Five reasons to apply for ABT Accreditation

#1. ABT charge a one-off fee*
ABT is the only membership provider to offer a one-off fee with no hidden charges, no annual renewal costs and no price per certificate issued to students. Your initial application can include up to 10 courses (£250), up to 15 courses (£400), up to 20 courses (£500) and over 20 courses (£600). If you wish to submit further courses for accreditation in the future, it costs just £40 per course.

#2. Join us at trade shows and events with VIP Entry
All ABT Accredited Training Providers are invited to join the ABT team at any of the key beauty trade exhibitions that we're appearing at. Come to the stand for your free Goody Bag, join us at our Drinks Receptions, and put your feet up and escape a busy show in our ABT Lounge. You can also upgrade to VIP Entry at many of the trade events we exhibit at**. You can claim your free Professional Beauty London tickets online.

#3. Promote your business using the ABT Accredited Logo
Use the ABT Accredited logo to market yourself as an accredited trainer, and if you have your online courses accredited with ABT, you will also be able to use the ABT Online Accredited logo as well. Add our logo to your website, certificates, marketing materials and social media to highlight that your courses have been approved and endorsed. 

#4. Free online promotion from ABT
Confirm and appear on ABT's searchable ‘Find the Nearest Accredited Company' map at www.abtinsurance.co.uk meaning your courses will be easy to find and attract new students your way. In addition, we'll support you with social media graphics to help you to promote your online presence further.

#5. Your students save 10% off any ABT package
As an ABT Accredited Trainer, you will receive a unique discount code to give to your students once  they have successfully completed their course, which gives them 10% off any of individual ABT membership packages.

The ABT Accreditation team are on hand Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to answer any questions, process your applications and offer support. Contact them at accreditation@abtinsurance.co.uk.

*The above pricing is for the initial application. Once the initial accreditation application has passed, any additional courses added are charged at £40 per course. If you are insured with ABT, there are no renewal or annual fees, however if you are with a different provider there may be a £100 charge per active policy annually to allow for additional administration and checking of insurance documentation. This means after the initial accreditation application we require no further payment from you, unless you have written a new course manual that you wish to get accredited, you wish to convert your courses into digital, or you are insured with a different provider in which case additional costs will apply.
** VIP Upgrades available on a show-by-show basis as negotiated by ABT and the event organiser. Look out for promotions ahead of any trade show to see if you qualify.