This fantastic scheme is open to our current students enrolled upon VTCT 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 qualification programme are eligible. With regret students completing 1 Day courses or Quick Start Packages only will not be able to apply as you must have an ongoing study status to be classed as an eligible 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 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

    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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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I made a last minute decision to attend the ‘dry manicure and gel polish’ course and so glad I did! The tutor (Donnamarie) was so passionate and inspiring that she gave me the confidence I needed. Everything was well explained and the group was small enough get the best out of the day.

    Gemma Hacker

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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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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.