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About Us

About Us

Who are we? 

The Beauty Academy was established in 1990 to provide high quality, short term, intensive beauty therapy training courses. We wanted to offer a more accessible training option for those looking to start a new career or make a career change that worked with our student's lifestyles. Our student's love how our courses allow them to train while still in their current employment or while juggling childcare, yet working towards their financial independence and fulfilling their aspirations. 

Our training centres are well equipped, within easy reach and regularly inspected by our accrediting bodies (VTCT and City & Guilds) to ensure we are giving you the best service. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and experienced beauty tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

Our in-house Support Team which includes qualified beauty professionals, are on hand Monday to Friday (9.00am - 5.30pm) to support our students throughout their studies and beyond. Our Bookings Team are friendly and professional ensuring your booking is processed swiftly.  

What do we do? 

We pride ourselves on the standards of course delivery. All courses are run as small groups, this allows plenty of personal time and attention, with ample opportunity to ask any questions or seek further support. We run courses all year round from our 9 training centres across the UK in London Kings Cross, London Bridge, Cambridge, Reading, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham. Since we pioneered short-term beauty courses over 25 years ago, the industry has changed greatly with many 'schools' offering courses from hotel rooms or conference suites with very little genuine quality control or consistency of standards. 

Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us. Our training centres are always set up ready to provide our courses, in the way you would find a treatment area within the salon. All centres have the very latest equipment and products essential for today's professional courses. Our centres are regularly inspected by verifiers from our qualification awarding bodies so you can be assured of the quality and high standards of the training we provide. 

Our students say they are delighted at how quickly they learn and how confident and competent they feel after just a few days. 

We work with qualified and highly experienced tutors to ensure you receive the very best training but in an enjoyable, friendly atmosphere. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques.  

The courses on offer... What will I achieve with The Beauty Academy Courses? 

The Beauty Academy are proud to offer the very best training routes - whether that is for a student who wishes to work from home or mobile, open their own business premises or indeed to gain employment within a salon, spa or cruise ship. 

All students (except those with Advanced Learner Loan funding) will receive The Beauty Academy following their training days, which allows them to obtain insurance and start offering treatments from home or mobile. It is also ideal for qualified therapists looking to learn additional treatments to offer to their existing clients. 

Those completing a VTCT qualification will complete coursework from home making use of the study materials provided as part of the courses and will attend assessment days. Our qualification courses are designed to help you achieve this level as quickly and as economically as possible. You can then go on to gain employment in your chosen field. 

We are pleased to be one of a small number of UK Beauty Training Providers bestowed with the facility to provide the Advanced Learner Loan funding from the government. Open to everyone aged 19 or over who has been resident in the UK for the last 3 years. Please call us for details of current programmes available.

Beyond your initial beauty training, we are proud to offer a Starting Your Own Business in Beauty Therapy training course to help get your new beauty venture up and running successfully and quickly.  

Our Continued Commitment to you.... 

The Beauty Academy offer a FREE recruitment service to all graduates through our sister company Beauty Recruitment Solutions. We welcome students to register their CV with us for free. We will then contact you as suitable positions become available that meet your skills and requirements. We have contacts across the beauty sector including major beauty recruiters for spas, salons, cruise ships, retailers and more. We advertise all the latest jobs and help all our graduates to find their dream job through this service. 

We also are able to offer our students and graduates reduced price insurance through Balens Specialist Insurance brokers who underwrite policies for beauty therapists and nail technicians. This insurance allows students to begin practising their treatments and even begin earning as soon as they have completed their practical training days once the insurance is in place. Get a FREE quote now! 

Our Support Team are available to all students throughout their studies and beyond, and we are happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have about the industry even once you have graduated. The Beauty Academy Facebook page allows you to stay up to date with all the latest beauty news, industry trends, jobs, new courses and so many tips on how to make the most of your beauty business or career. Follow us now!


High Quality Accredited Standards, Experienced Tutors, Professional Equipment, 9 UK Wide Training Centres, Continuous Student Support, Recruitment Service, Business Courses and a Great Atmosphere!