Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy Training Course

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Our Online Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy Course is designed for those looking to launch a business within this exciting industry, and require the business acumen, know-how and ideas to successfully create and maintain this. Ranging from marketing ideas to legal obligations of the self-employed, this course equips you with the vital information to launch your new beauty business with confidence.

  • Developing your business idea including your business name, pricing, working hours etc.
  • How to research your competitors and know your local market
  • Creating a business brand
  • Marketing basics including using social media platforms
  • Guidance on how to build a customer base and keep clients coming back
  • Setting up your business including suppliers and where to work
  • How to maximise sales including link-selling
  • Personal attributes required to be successful in business
  • Business considerations such as professionalism and personal safety
  • Legal issues including how to register your business, register for tax and legal obligations
  • How to promote your business including business cards and price lists

This course is designed to be home-study only; you are not required to attend the training centre to complete this course. All the relevant material will be sent to you electronically and completed in the comfort of your own home.

  • Call us on 0800 999 2277; bookings can be made over the phone by calling our course advisors on Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm.
  • Book online (applies to single-venue courses only), where you can pay via credit/debit card or PayPal.
  • For Last Minute Offer bookings, please leave a message via telephone, clearly giving your name, telephone number and the course/training centre you wish to book and one of our team will call you back within 24 hours to arrange payment.

1. Payment in full using Credit / Debit

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.


Our Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course is ideal for anyone looking to establish and launch their own beauty business whether from home, mobile or setting up from a premises. Even the most competent therapist will be unable to succeed as a business if they do not possess the appropriate business acumen to plan, launch and manage their business successful, complying to legal obligations and procedures. This correspondence-only course will take you through the appropriate business concepts ranging from importance of your branding to legal obligations for the self-employed. This comprehensive course is completed from home on a correspondence basis; a study guide is provided to you combined with a workbook to help you develop your ideas, plan your business and produce your marketing materials. Our Support Team are available to help throughout the course if you need any further assistance or guidance with your learning.

Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.

If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home and/or mobile.

Once you have completed your practical training day with us, there is no additional work to be completed. Your diploma certificate will be sent to you within 1-2 working days and you can then begin working from home and/or mobile, once insurance has been obtained.

We recommend all students purchase Student Insurance while studying their Online course. This is available for just £20 (plus tax) and covers you while practising your treatments on friends and family. This can be purchased securely online directly from Radius Insurance.

Upon successful completion of your online course, you will be issued with a certificate from The Beauty Academy which is recognised by Radius, the leading provider of professional beauty insurance. This will allow you to gain Therapist Insurance for just £70 (plus tax) to cover you when working from home or mobile providing your treatments. Find out more at our Insurance for Online Courses

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

We offer high-quality accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by our accrediting awarding body (VTCT) to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

All courses are run as small groups which allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also have an on-going Support Team available to answer any query you may have regarding your training with us, contactable on either email or telephone.

Once you feel confident in your understanding of starting your own business, you may want to undergo one of our one-day diploma courses in either beauty, nails or massage.

You may also consider completing a qualification in make-up to further your career opportunities within this industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.

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    I have just completed the online Beauty Therapy Business Course. I found the website very easy to use and the course was very helpful. I thoroughly recommend this course.

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  • I have just completed the online Beauty Therapy Business Course. I found the website very easy to use and the course was very helpful. I thoroughly recommend this course.

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    By Jess Morgan