Manual Tanning Course

 On this course you will learn how to perform manual cosmetic tanning, along with body exfoliation and moisturisation.  You will also learn techniques such as helping to disguise vitiligo.

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Manual Tanning Practitioner Diploma Half-Day Course - NEW

Cost: -   £165.00 (Deposit of £55.00 required to confirm booking)

Course Accreditation Bodies:   This course is insurable and accredited by the Professional bodies: ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists)

Certifications/Qualifications Attained:  This course is in association with ZJB Training and you receive an accredited/recognised diploma - Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use the therapy with the general public and charge.

Pre-Requisite:    None - suitable for beginners

Course Dates:    Please email for course dates or contact us here


Venues - this course is available at the following venues:-

Devon, Essex/Suffolk , Hampshire, Somerset, Yorkshire ________________________________________________________________________________


Cosmetic skin tanning is the manual application of products which coats the very top layer of the epidermis – the horny layer. Aside from the minimal risk of allergic reaction, the process is harmless and does not damage to the skin’s structure, while producing differing levels of skin colour to suit individual client needs.


  • Streak free tan
  • Helps skin condition due to exfoliation and moisturising effect
  • Not harmful to the skin
  • Instant results
  • Can help to even out pigmentation patches
  • Skin has a nice, healthy glow
  • Can accentuate features and make clients look slimmer
  • Evens out skin tone and hiding blemishes and imperfections, including stretch marks and varicose veins
  • Can be used on clients who have breathing difficulties and therefore spray tanning may not suitable

 Course Content & Learning Outcomes

  • What cosmetic skin tanning is and benefits
  • Setting up
    • Treatment area
    • Client preparation
    • PPE
    • Fitzpatrick Skin Colour Chart
    • Product selection & ingredients
  • Consultations
    • Contraindications
    • Contra-actions
    • Patch testing
    • Client pre and post care
  • Code of practice and insurance for therapists
  • Health & safety
  • Relevant A&P
  • Treatment Protocol
    • Setting-up
    • Client preparation
    • Exfoliating
    • Mositurising
    • Tanning agents
    • Vitiligo



Duration: Half Day Practical in the Classroom (if training with other students)

Home study: 1 day guided learning hours required to be completed before the training day (emailed to you). This allows for an intensive one day practical study of the routine

Everything you need to learn this treatment is included in this course. Tanning Beauty products will be required after the course for this treatment (details in your manual)

Kit:   Please note a Kit is NOT included in course price - Manual Tanning products will be required after the course for this treatment

Why do we NOT include a kit?   We would rather keep the price of the training course down and not include a cheap kit as other companies sometimes do, we believe in quality and will point you in the right direction for a quality kit at an affordable price.

Case Studies: You will be required to submit 2 case studies before you receive your certificate

Entry Requirement: None, although we do recommend studying Anatomy & Physiology alongside this course

Awarding Body: ABT

Cost: £165.00 includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification

  • £55.00 deposit required; balance to be paid direct to tutor 14 days prior to course date


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This course is run in Association with

*We take no responsibility for these courses; we are only the booking agent


All deposits paid are non refundable but can be held and transferrred to another date for up to 6 months if 14 days notice of cancellation is given.

Zen Tranquility Training cannot be held responsible for any changes in regulations or insurances that may take place that is out of our control and can effect insurances in the future.  We give up to date knowledge to the best of our ability to all our leaners at the time of booking and participating on the course.  We advise all learners to do their own research especially checking with their own insurance company that they will accept this course before booking onto any courses.


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