New Accreditation – The Guild & ABT

Next Step Beauty is delighted to announce new accreditation with The Guild and ABT. Following the strict accreditation process, both The Guild and ABT have now accredited selected nail and beauty courses offer by Next Step Beauty.

Victoria Arpels, Director of Training for Next Step Beauty said “We are always looking for ways to enhance of students careers and this new partnership with The Guild and ABT gives students a greater choice of insurance and association provider. We have worked closely with both associations to ensure our courses meet the current standards are looking forward to working with them over the coming years.”

Next Step Beauty courses will continue to be accredited with BABTAC for short courses and VTCT for NVQ qualifications but this move now means courses are accredited with all the major nail and beauty associations in the UK.

The Guild was launched in 1994 and is the UK’s biggest professional beauty trade body. The Guild has over 7,500 members who are all fully qualified beauty and holistic therapists. All Members of the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists work to a strict code of ethics.

ABT brings you a team of professionals with over 30 years beauty market experience. ABT is the largest beauty and insurance membership provider in the UK, with over 9,000 active and insured business owners.ABT not only brings you a choice of fantastic insurance and membership packages tailored to your every need as well as a whole host of membership benefits such as Magazine Subscriptions, Free Trade Show Entry and Listings on our Website and much, much more.


Next Step Beauty are the UK’s leading provider of accredited nail and beauty courses with over 30 locations nationwide. Training over 3000 students per year, Next Step Beauty have since their inception grown rapid posting 240% increase in turnover in 2012.