Both physically and emotionally, the advantages of holistic therapy are vast. Varying from promoting bodily self-healing to alleviating a variety of aches and pains, holistic treatments sought after all-year round. These treatments are in-demand from clients of all ages who are also looking to relax, unwind or resolve feelings of stress and fatigue, making this particular sector of the industry an extremely lucrative one. Most effective when received on a regular basis, holistic treatments are also popular alternatives to medicinal therapy, improving circulation of blood and lymph in the body, easing muscle pains and soothing symptoms of anxiety, amongst a variety of other ailments. Compared to other areas within the beauty industry, holistic treatments have a relatively low start-up cost and, as a massage therapist, you can dictate your pattern of work to suit your lifestyle. The Beauty Academy offers a wide range of Holistic Therapy Courses, taught in our nine beauty centres based around the UK, including the non-intrusive acupressure-based reflexology treatment and the muscle-relieving hot stones course. Many clients tend to have more than one massage from the same therapist, so it is in your interest to offer a range of these treatments to make your business as profitable as possible.

If you are looking to embark upon a career specifically as a Holistic Therapist, we recommend our Quick Start Massage Therapist Package; a value-package comprised of the most popular holistic treatments requested in the industry.

Please click on the links below for more information and to book online (all prices exclude VAT). If you need advice or have any queries before you booking your course with us, please complete our contact form and we’ll call you to discuss the options.

Career Choice

If you would like to work as a Beauty Therapist and you are considering taking a training course then the the first decision you have to make is whether you want to…

Work as Self Employed

If you wish to work as a mobile therapist or offer occasional treatments from home, you will be sufficiently qualified with The Beauty Academy Diploma.

All students (except those on funded routes) receive the Diploma which allows you to gain public liability (beauty) insurance to work with paying clients from home or mobile. It allows you to begin earning straight away, even while working towards a qualification.

If you are already a qualified therapist, you may wish to study The Beauty Academy Diploma courses to refresh your knowledge or acquire new skills.

OR

Work as Employed

If you wish to gain employment in the industry or just want to keep your career options open, we recommend you to consider the Level 2 and Level 3 qualification courses.

Most employers in salons, spas, nail bars and on cruise ships will require therapists to hold a Level 2 and/or Level 3 Qualification. Qualifications demonstrate to employers that the therapist is proficient in their treatments and is committed to high standards in the industry.

If you wish to open your own salon premises or have a permanent treatment room from home, you will also usually require a Qualification to comply with local authority licensing. Students are recommended to contact their local authority before enrolling to establish the exact requirements.

Payment options suitable for everyone

Our friendly advisors are on hand on Freephone 0800 9992277 to assist you in booking your place over the telephone, or online. Depending on your choice of course we can offer a choice of payment options. See below for further information.

By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.

 

Easy Pay is now available on all of our Quick Start Diploma Packages & Selected* VTCT Qualifications – Spread the cost, at no additional cost! There is no additional cost included with this payment option (0% interest and no set-up fee). Easy Pay payment option will require you to split your training across 2 – 3 months minimum, however there is no interest added to spread your payments. No credit checks are required for Easy Pay – only a 50% deposit to enrol and then direct debit to spread your further payments. Call us today to take advantage of this payment option.

*Please note no further discounts can be applied to a course when using this payment method. All Quick Start Packages available on Easy Pay. Only VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy, VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy, VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up & VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology available on Easy Pay.

Pay 50% Up Front

Simply call us to pay the deposit (usually equal to 50% of the course fee) by credit or debit card. This will allow you to secure your place on the course and book onto a minimum of one of your chosen training dates from within the course package. We will then provide you with the course practical training notes so you can start learning straight away!

Pay 2 Further Instalments

The remaining balance is simply spread across 2-3 further instalments (number of instalments subject to package selected, usually equal to 25% our total course fee per instalment); which are taken by direct debit on either the 15th or 28th of the month (to suit your preference). Once each instalment is received, you are able to book further training dates.

Begin Earning

Once you have completed your training, you can gain Public Liability Insurance and begin earning! It really is that simple! For VTCT qualifications, payment in full must be received before you can complete your assessments to achieve your award. Our fast track VTCT programmes allow you to gain your award in as little as 6 months.

Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications totaling over £500. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12 months interest free or 24 months / 36 months, at only 9.9% interest.


The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.

You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.

  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I had Acrylic Nail Extention course on Sunday 15 January with Noreen in Reading – Shinfield. It was fantastic day, I learn lots and Noreen was brilliant. She make sure that everybody understand what to do and I Am sure that everybody feel more confident and ready to do treatment. I will love to do more courses with The Beauty Academy.

    Viera O

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    I have done the facial massage and skincare training 2 days with The Beauty Academy. It was a great experience with a great tutor Vanessa that it a knowledgeable person and share her experience with us in a lovely and nice way. I’ll definitely be back to upgrade my portfolio. See you soon my lovely xx

    Cristina M.

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    Had an amazing 5 days with Vanessa and the 5 girls I was working with in the professional makeup. Vanessa gave her full support in the style of makeup I liked to follow. Vanessa has also taught me that everyone make mistakes and ways to fix makeup if something was to go wrong. Thank you for a great time and I will be back to visit in the future when I want to extend my business ideas further.

    Gemma W

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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