This fantastic scheme is open to current students enrolled upon our VTCT, BABTAC or Guild Accredited qualifications from just £12 a year. It gives you access to over 170 different savings and discounts across a range of retailers. Save money on fashion, electronics, food, entertainment, everyday essentials and more!

Find out more about the card here


The NUS Extra card is not for profit and revenue from the card goes towards supporting the Student’s Union through the National Union of Students.

Apply for your NUS Extra card online here – it only takes a minute to start saving £££s!

  • Click here to apply online
  • Enter your email address
  • Type ‘The Beauty Academy’ as your Place of Study and select this option when it appears.
  • Give your course start date (month your course begins or within which you enrolled) & course end date (month your course is expected to be completed by, usually no later than 12 months from the start date).
  • Only current students enrolled upon a VTCT, BABTAC or Guild Accredited qualification programme are eligible. With regret students completing 1 Day courses or Quick Start Packages only will not be eligible as you must have an ongoing study status to be classed as a current student.
  • Select ‘Professional/Vocational’ as the Course Level
  • Select ‘Professional/Vocational’ as the Course Discipline
  • Select Continue
  • Upload a photo that you wish to appear on your card, following the guidance on correct photo selection.
  • Enter your payment details to make a secure online payment (£12 for 1 year).
  • Details will be shown onscreen to confirm your online payment & you will be sent a confirmation email by NUS Extra.
  • Your card will be delivered to The Beauty Academy head office in Cambridge within 10 days. Once received, we will forward these on to the home address on file for you by second class standard post.
  • We can accept no responsibility for any cards lost in the post or where address details have not been updated with The Beauty Academy. We are unable to forward on any NUS cards for those for which we hold no address details on file or those not registered with us as current students (must currently be working towards a VTCT, BABTAC or Guild Accredited qualification programme and within their 12 month enrolment period at time of application. Students attending 1 Day or Quick Start Package courses will not be eligible as study is not ongoing).
  • Please email [email protected] from the email address given at time of booking, if you need to update your home address details ensuring you contact us on the day your card is ordered to avoid loss in the post.
  • For any queries relating specifically to your application or NUS card once issued, see here
  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Completed the Eyelash Extension Course yesterday, the tutor Alexia was absolutely amazing, very friendly and extremely patient. She made the whole experience fun and enjoyable while helping us learn so much. I left the course feeling very confident and prepared. Would 100% recommend.

    sHANNON h.

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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 D.

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Excellent trainers who have loads of knowledge that only comes with experience. Enjoyed both courses I’ve done at The Beauty Academy and they’ve left me feeling very confident in my treatments.

    Jade C.

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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