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Your current career isn’t really offering thework-life balance you’re looking for but you can’t find the funds to retrain.Help is at hand. Here, our experts explain how they help you finance a change for the better.

Have you always dreamt ofrunning your own business? Do you wish you could turn a hobby into a job?Perhaps you want more flexible hours? Or you simply yearn to try your hand atsomething new?

It can be a terrifyingprospect to change careers – not to mention an expense you could do without –but actually training has never been more accessible.

Making the leap

It’s important to thinkcarefully about the sort of career you’re looking for before you take the plunge- retraining and gaining new qualifications requires some degree of commitmentafter all.

But once you have madeyour mind up, you should celebrate.

Your decision couldreally pay off in the long run.

Many of our studentschose to take a course in beauty because it offers scope for mobile work, whichkeeps overheads down in the long run. They also like the idea of flexibleworking, of managing their own business and working in an arena which iscreative, varied and sociable.

And best of all, many ofthem have got financial help to get the qualifications they desperately need.

Get a loan

The Beauty Academy canoffer you 24+ Advanced Learning Loans via learndirect and the student loanscompany.

These loans can cover thecost of a Level 3 course.


You can apply if you’re24 or older.

Loans have to be paidback but repayments don’t start until April 2016 and you won’t have to payanything back until you earn more than £21,000 a year.

The loan doesn’t dependon your income either – so there are no credit checks.

You don’t have to borrowthe full cost of your course – you can pay for some of it yourself.

How to apply

The first step in theprocess of securing funding for a course in beauty at The Beauty Academy is todiscuss your training requirements with our funding officers.

Simply call us on 01223420666 to discuss the courses we are approved to offer and how the trainingwill enable you to progress in your beauty career.


When you have decided onthe course you wish to study, we will give you a provisional start and end datefor your training.


We will then direct youto the Government information page which will explain the application processand allow you to apply for the loan.


If your loan applicationis successful you will be sent an acceptance letter.

We will then contact youto confirm your training dates and to get you started on your excitingjourney.

Courses Eligible For 24+ Advanced LearningLoans:

VTCT Level 3 DiplomaBeauty Therapy (Massage)

VTCT Level 3 Diploma inMake-Up Artistry

VTCT Level 3 Diploma inNail Technology


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