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32 Years of
120+ Available
43 Qualified &
10 Training
Centres Nationwide

Our Aim to provide Flexible, Accesible training Nationwide

The Beauty Academy was established in 1990 to provide high quality, accredited, fast track beauty therapy training courses. Our aim was simple – to provide flexible, accessible training nationwide that allowed our students to gain recognised qualifications in beauty to allow them to quickly begin seeing a return on their investment in training, by quickly being able to earn £££s working for themselves or in a salon.

Accredited, VTCT and City & Guilds Approved Provider

To date, we have trained a staggering over 128,000 students. While our training is fast track, we don’t cut corners! All courses are ABT and/or IPHM accredited and we are also approved training providers with VTCT and City & Guilds who verify the quality of training for preparing our students for the beauty industry.

Learn from the Best!

We work only from our 10 highly equipped training centres nationwide, we do not train in salon back rooms, hotels or conference suites to ensure our facilities are professional learning environments, exclusive to our students. We provide all products & tools for our students at the centre so don’t force sales of expensive ‘compulsory’ kits like many providers. Our tutors are all practising beauty professionals & qualified educators – learn from the best!

Where are our Training Centres?

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 32 years ago, the industry has changed greatly with many ‘schools’ offering courses from salon back rooms, 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, permanently establised, highly equipped training centres.

All courses are fully accredited by ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) &/or IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) so you can get insured and begin working from home or mobile on completion of your course.

We run courses all year round including Saturdays; from our 10 training centres across the UK in London Kings Cross, London Clapham Junction, London Bridge, Cambridge, Reading, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle & Birmingham, ensuring you receive the very best training possible at a location convenient for you.

Find your nearest Training Centre

Our expert team of tutors based across our 10 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, still practising in the industry keeping their skills up to date and with years of industry experience to share with their students. All tutors are friendly and welcoming, making you feel totally at ease whether attending for your very first course or your VTCT qualification assessment days.

Why Choose The Beauty Academy?

Flexible Training Routes

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

We offer Classroom based training across our 10 training centres nationwide. We also offer Accredited, insurable Online Courses delivered through our online student portal accessible 24/7 to allow you to study at your own pace, with no attendance required. Learn around other commitments with full support by phone and email as you need throughout your studies, from our expert Support Team. Classroom and Online Courses are ideal for those looking to begin earning quickly working from home or mobile.

For those looking specifically to gain employment within a salon, spa, onboard a cruiseliner or even to progress into teaching beauty; we highly recommend the VTCT or City & Guilds Qualifications. These internationally recognised qualifications allow you to attend fast track training, complete coursework flexibly from home & then complete your assessment days. Qualify in as little as 16-24 weeks!

Accredited Training

We are approved training providers with both VTCT and City & Guilds demonstrating the high quality of our training. All students will receive The Beauty Academy diploma 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 competitive rate through our accrediting partners ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) and IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine), through schemes with Balens, Insync Insurance or Radius Insurance.

Whether you complete online or classroom based training to then work from home or mobile; or gain a VTCT or City & Guilds qualification to gain employment within beauty, you’re assured of accredited, recognised qualifications that will set you apart from the competition!

Affordable Training Options

We know starting something new can be tricky and so we make it that bit easier with flexible payment options.

We offer 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. We have courses for every budget! Online Courses at £99 which can be paid for over 3 months, paying just £33 upfront! Or our Multi Buy Course Packages which save you money on the best selling courses that work well as a business start-up training package. We have a range of payment options to suit your needs including options to spread the cost of 3 instalments, 6 instalments or 12 months finance.

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Our Commitment to you through training & beyond...


  • Receive a discount when purchasing your beauty (public liability) insurance on completion of your courses through our discounted scheme through Balens.
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  • Contact our expert support team by phone or email throughout your studies. They are happy to answer any questions & guide you through your courses.
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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have done a few courses at the Cambridge and London venues and loved all of them. Staff is very friendly and professional at the same time which makes it easy to learn the theory and also the techniques. Teachers pay attention to each student and gives honest advises and support. I highly recommend The Beauty Academy for everyone.

    Ernesta Davailyte

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Brilliant course. Tutor Leanne was so helpful and friendly and made me feel totally at ease. I was nervous as I have never done any beauty training before and she put me at ease straight away. Brilliant service and I will one hundred percent be using again. Thank you very much!!

    Ellie Hood

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have done a few courses with The Beauty Academy. I’m a successful Beauty Therapist now. I run my own business. Thank You ?

    Klaudia Traubert

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