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Getting started with Online Courses


Achieving a Beauty Therapy diploma couldn’t be easier with our Accredited Online courses. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and start your own business! If you’re new to Online Courses this blog will be a useful guide through getting started with your Online Course.

What’s involved

Our online courses are completed through our Student Portal. You receive access to a wealth of high quality learning resources, written by beauty professionals including comprehensive manuals and detailed video demonstrations. During the theory sections you will take multiple choice online tests which are great for checking your understanding and learning as you progress through the course. These can be taken as often as needed until you achieve a pass.

Once you have finished the theory section you will progress through the practical section of the course, with video demonstrations. These videos can be rewatched so you are able to practice alongside.

When you feel ready you will evidence your practical abilities by submitting a small number of case studies to us by email which are assessed against industry standards to ensure your proficiency with the treatment skills. Individual feedback to help you improve and you simply resubmit as needed until you are at a successful level to achieve. Typically students complete these courses within 2-6 weeks (allowing usually around 2-10 hours per week to study), although you have 8 weeks should you need to go slower.

The Student Portal 

Once you have registered for your course you will receive an email with your link to access the Student Portal. The Student portal can be accessed through desktop, tablet and phones. If you are using a tablet or phone there is an app available to download, simply visit the App Store and search SAP LITMOS. When prompted for a domain enter: thebeautyacademy followed by your log in details.

We recommend your first point of call when you log in is  the Additional resources tab in your course, here you will find your practical case study reference materials including client consultation forms and feedback forms. Save or print these forms to use at a later date.

Guidance on Case Studies 

We recommend student insurance whilst you practice your treatments on friends and family members, details of companies can be found below.

You will receive a detailed list of required products and equipment as part of your resources, some product and equipment kits are available to purchase through our website. Other Beauty Wholesale companies are available and most will stock student kits or starter kits.

When you have completed your case studies email in to [email protected] and attach your before and after photos along with your client consultation card and feedback forms.

Your case studies will be assessed and responded to within two weeks.


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    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!!

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