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Why Choose Foundation to Level 2/3?

  • Complete industry leading, fast track practical training in lucrative beauty treatments.
  • Have exclusive access to vast e-learning resources including videos online to recap your training.
  • Achieve ABT Accredited diplomas to gain insurance to work as a freelance therapist.
  • Once trained, decide whether beauty is the right career path for you without a bigger upfront commitment.
  • If you decide you need to achieve a VTCT qualification, upgrade to VTCT within 12 months.
  • You’ll then pay only the VTCT upgrade fee (which is just the difference from Foundation to VTCT programme).
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Why The Beauty Academy

  • Fast Track your beauty career with ABT accredited diplomas.
  • All courses guided by highly qualified professional tutors across our 10 centres.
  • Established since 1990 with a student success rate of 98% for VTCT awards.
  • Provide training only from our exclusive, and purposely equipped training centres.
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Career Opportunities

  • Start your own freelance beauty business following our fast track Foundation programme.
  • Build confidence in your treatments with access to exclusive e-learning resources online.
  • Achieve ABT accreditation following training on the Foundation programmes.
  • If you wish to take your career further, upgrade to a VTCT qualification at minimal additional cost.
  • VTCT qualifications allow you open your own salon, gain employment and work internationally.
  • Once VTCT qualified, you can also access advanced courses like Aesthetics training or teaching qualifications to take your career further.

Work as Employed

A VTCT course is the right courses for you! If you want to work for someone else or just to start to gain your qualifications then our Level 2 &/or Level 3 courses would be an excellent choice.

If you wish to open your own salon premises or have a permanent treatment room from home, you will also usually require a VTCT Qualification to comply with local authority licensing.

If you are new to beauty & want to gain employment in a salon, spa, nail bar or on a cruise liner; we would highly recommend the VTCT Level 2 &/or 3 Diploma Course Options as these encompass a full range of treatments to be able to offer.

For those already qualified & wanting to add on further skills or those who want to specialise in specific treatments, our Level 2 &/or Level 3 Award & Certificate options may be more suitable for your needs.

Click to learn more about the VTCT Qualification Courses.

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Work as Self Employed

If looking to work solely self-employed (freelance from home or mobile), VTCT courses are not necessarily always required from the start.

If you are unsure of your further career plans and considering VTCT, why not start with our Foundation to Level 2 and/or 3 programmes where you will complete fast track practical training. You’ll have exclusive access to e-learning resources online including videos to recap your training. Gain ABT accredited diplomas to start your new career on a freelance basis.

If you find you need to upgrade to VTCT, this is possible within 12 months of your Foundation programme and upgrade costs only the difference from Foundation to VTCT course prices. Dip your toe into a new career with the Foundation option and see what is the best option for you, before you make the bigger commitment.

Payment options suitable for everyone

Whether you’re wanting to pay securely online or over the telephone at time of booking, spread the cost with 0% Interest for 4 months using PayPal Credit or spread the cost over a longer period with our affordable DEKO finance plan; we have a payment methods to suit your needs and budget. Making starting your training easier with straightforward payment options.

Our friendly advisors are on hand on Freephone 0800 999 2277 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 and how to apply for PayPal Credit or Finance options.

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.

 

PayPal Credit allows you the option to spread the cost of any course(s) totalling £99 or more over 4 months with 0% interest*.

  • It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is select the PayPal Credit option when completing your order and this will prompt you to complete a short application form.
  • PayPal give you a decision instantly. If approved and you accept, you’ll have a credit limit attached to your PayPal account to start using straightaway allowing to spread the cost of your training.
  • Book your training & pay quickly and conveniently,  all with the security and peace of mind of using PayPal (PayPal Buyer Protection provided for eligible purchases).
  • PayPal provide paymemt reminders and you can manage your PayPal Credit account easily online, on mobile, tablet or desktop.

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Representative Example: 19.9% APR (variable). Purchase interest rate 19.9% p.a. (variable). Assumed Credit limit £1,200. This example illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of our offers and promotions, including our 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.

Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.

A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.

If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.


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 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

    I have done a few courses with The Beauty Academy. I’m a successful Beauty Therapist now. I run my own business. Thank You 😊

    Klaudia Traubert

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  • 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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Our expert team of tutors based across our 10 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