29 Years of
120+ Available
43 Qualified &
10 Training

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 classroom based and My Beauty Tutor ‘Virtual Academy’ courses are accredited by ABT, allowing you to easily gain insurance to begin earning immediately using an industry recognised diploma. We also offer VTCT qualifications, which are internationally recognised for excellence and allow you to gain industry employment. Our Online beauty courses, completed through our Student Portal accessible 24/7, provide the convenience and flexibility to learn online, anywhere and anytime, at your own pace with no attendance required. All Online Courses are accredited by IPHM allowing you to gain a recognised certificate upon completion to get insured and begin working freelance.

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 to ensure we are giving you the highest standards of training. Discover our training locations here.

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 also support you following your training and are easy to access online or can be printed, if preferred. Students booking Online courses, My Beauty Tutor courses or VTCT qualifications will also have access to our Online Student Portal throughout their studies. 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 29 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) &/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 weekends; from our 10 training centres across the UK in London Kings Cross, London Clapham Junction, Harlow, 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 10 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. We have a range of payment options to suit your needs including PayPal Credit Interest Free for 4 months. Find out more.

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 partners ABT, IPHM, through our discounted scheme with Balens, Insync Insurance or Radius Insurance.

Our courses are also ideal for qualified therapists who need to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by refreshing their knowledge; or updating their skills with new treatments to offer to their existing clients. We work with the world’s largest industry recognised awarding body VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) allowing our students to achieve qualifications well known in the beauty industry; and highly sought after by employers internationally.

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) 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.

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Discounted Insurance

We also are able to offer our students and graduates reduced price insurance through both ABT, Radius, Insync 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 Balens receive an automatically discounted rate. With ABT, you can receive a 10% discount on the policy by quoting ‘ACADEMY99’. Balens, ABT, Insync and Radius all offer excellent insurance packages for many types of therapist & their policies are 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

    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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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I’ve obtained multiple qualifications with The Beauty Academy over the years. It has improved my skills and I have gained confidence. The training is thorough and the course works around you, the tutors are all great! I will definitely book another course to keep up with the beauty industry.

    Sabine St Hilaire

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