25 Years of
Experience
108 Available
Courses
18 Qualified &
Experienced
Tutors
9 Training
Centres

Our Student Experience

Our student’s love how our flexible 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. We welcome students from all backgrounds, of all ages and all genders. Our friendly, industry experienced Course Advisors ensure our students enrol upon the right course, at the right level for them and our wide range of industry leading courses put students on the right track from their first step. All courses are accredited by ABT allowing you to gain insurance to begin earning immediately and we offer a wide range of qualifications to allow you to gain industry employment upon completion of your course.

Our Training Centres

Our exclusive training centres are well equipped and within easy reach. All are accessible by public transport and most have parking locally or on-site. Our centres are regularly inspected by our accrediting bodies (VTCT and City & Guilds) to ensure we are giving you the highest standards of training. 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. They share their industry experience with you, to help you get the most from your training course.

Our Ongoing Support

We provide high quality training materials by email upon enrolment, to allow you to begin learning straightaway.  The materials will support you following your training and are easy to access online or can be printed, if preferred. Our Bookings Team are friendly and professional ensuring your booking is processed swiftly. Our in-house Support Team includes qualified and experienced beauty professionals, on hand Monday to Friday (9.00am – 5.30pm) by telephone or email; supporting our students throughout their studies with every aspect of their course, and beyond as they begin their new careers.

What do we do?

We pride ourselves on the high standards of course delivery. All courses are run with small groups of students per tutor, giving plenty of personal time and attention; and ample opportunity to ask any questions or seek further support.

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. We are proud to be the original and provide training only from our exclusive, highly equipped training centres.

All courses are fully accredited by ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) allowing you to gain insurance to begin working from home or mobile straightaway following your course.

We run courses all year round including weekends; from our 9 training centres across the UK in London Kings Cross, London Bridge, Cambridge, Reading, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle & Birmingham, ensuring you receive the very best training possible at a location convenient for you.

Our Expert team of tutors based across our 9 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, with years of industry experience and all friendly and excited to welcome all our fantastic students

What do we offer?

Flexible & Affordable Training Routes

The Beauty Academy are proud to offer the very best in flexible 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.

We pride ourselves on offering courses within the most popular & most lucrative treatments for a therapist to be able to offer in the beauty industry today. We are regularly updating our courses to meet the needs of our students, employers and the industry. Most course packages & qualifications are available through EasyPay, Payment Plan or Finance allowing you to spread the cost of your training, making the process affordable and manageable.

Accredited Training

All students will receive The Beauty Academy following their training days, which allows them to obtain insurance and start offering treatments from home or mobile. Upon completion of courses, students can obtain public liability (beauty) insurance at a reduced rate through our accrediting partner ABT or through Balens Insurance.

Our courses are also ideal for qualified therapists who need to complete Continuing Professional Development by refreshing their knowledge; or updating their skills with new treatments to offer to their existing clients. We work with industry recognised awarding bodies including VTCT and City & Guilds allowing our students to achieve vocational qualifications highly sought after by employers and well known in the beauty industry.

Fast Track to Qualifications

Students are provided with high quality study materials by email upon enrolment, so can begin working towards their qualification immediately. Those completing a qualification (VTCT or City & Guilds) simply attend training days, complete coursework from home with study materials provided; and attend for assessment days. Our Support team are on-hand to guide you through, by email or telephone. Our qualification courses are designed to help you achieve this level of industry competence as quickly and economically as possible; even while still in your existing employment or around commitments such as childcare. You can then go on to gain employment in your chosen field whether in a spa, salon, freelance basis or on-board a cruise ship.

Our continued commitment to you...

Free Recruitment Service

The Beauty Academy offer a free recruitment service to all graduates through our sister company Beauty Recruitment Solutions.

We have excellent contacts across the beauty sector including major beauty recruiters for spas, salons, cruise ships, retailers and more. Students are welcome to upload their CV and we can contact you directly should a suitable position become available with one of our employer partners. We also regularly advertise all the latest jobs through our sister website and also social media, allowing you to apply for opportunities directly as soon as they arise. We regularly feature exciting opportunities ideal for newly qualified therapists and those who have since gained experience during training. We help all of our graduates to find their dream job through this service!

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Discounted Insurance

We also are able to offer our students and graduates reduced price insurance through both ABT or 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. Students choosing to insure through ABT can receive a 10% discount on their policy by quoting ‘ACADEMY99’ when purchasing their policy. Balens offer excellent insurance packages for many types of therapist & their pricing is very competitive.

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Expert Support Team

We are unique in that we provide our own expert team of Support Advisors for the benefit of all students regardless of the stage of their studies with us. Our in-house team of qualified beauty professionals are available to all students throughout their studies and beyond.

Our team are happy to assist with any questions you may have about the industry even once you have graduated. Contact us Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm by telephone or email.

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Saturday 22nd Oct I went to Kings Cross to do waxing training with Beverly she was great very supportive and friendly and on Sunday 23rd Oct I went to London Bridge to do eyebrow and eyelash tinting, Eyebrow shaping and false lashes with Sabia, she was very supportive and friendly as well I left both classes feeling confident to work on by cleans. I loved it so much I will be booking the facial class.

    Zoe M

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Had an amazing 5 days with Vanessa and the 5 girls I was working with in the professional makeup. Vanessa gave her full support in the style of makeup I liked to follow. Vanessa has also taught me that everyone make mistakes and ways to fix makeup if something was to go wrong. Thank you for a great time and I will be back to visit in the future when I want to extend my business ideas further.

    Gemma W

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have just finished my Complete Make Up Artist Course here at the Academy.. I find it very accommodating and really gives me the knowledge n experience that i need.. I might be coming back for my next course.. And i will definitely recommend anyone whom intends to attend any beauty course for any purposes.. And I would like to extend my special thanks to my tutor Vanessa Jane for giving the best if my needs.. All the best.. Salute..

    Baie A

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