If you are looking to start your own business within the beauty industry, or perhaps you are an existing therapist looking to rapidly expand your treatment skills, our accredited Quick Start Diploma Courses will enable you to gain insurance to begin earning on a freelance basis, with confidence to provide your treatments to a high standard.

The huge advantage of our quick start courses is that they form the pathway to a progressive and successful career in beauty: It’s entirely up to you; but your future can be mapped out nicely and simply in 3 steps:
1. The Beauty Academy Diploma
2. BABTAC Accreditation
3. VTCT Qualification

Our Quick Start Diploma course packages bring together some of our most popular training courses with each package focusing upon a specific area of the beauty industry e.g. nails, massage or lashes and brows. Benefit from a discount on standard individual course fees when choosing a Quick Start Diploma course package and train within the skills to be successful within your chosen area of beauty. Quick Start Course packages are a great starting place for any beauty venture. Book as a standalone training package to get trained and earning, or you can progress onto further Quick Start Packages as your beauty business develops to best meet the treatment needs of your growing client base.

“Diploma courses from The Beauty Academy are Accredited by ABT and recognised by leading insurers including Balens ensuring you receive high quality training that allows you to go on to achieve your goals and begin earning within this exciting industry. ”

Prospective clients value therapists who hold our accredited diplomas as it demonstrates competence in delivering high quality, industry standard treatments. Our Quick Start Courses allow you to have the best possible start to your new career within beauty therapy.

Prices shown include all exam fees and includes VAT

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Work as Self Employed

The Quick Start Diploma course are the right courses for you!

The courses cover the most popular and most requested treatments in order to give you a comprehensive treatment range, which ensures that your clients will book with you time and time again.

We have put together these great packages designed to help you start your own successful beauty business working either from home or mobile in the shortest possible time.


Work as Employed

The Quick Start Diploma course is not the best place to start. If you want to work for someone else or just to start to gain your qualifications then our Level 2 and 3 courses would be an excellent choice.

Most employers in salons, spas, nail bars and on cruise ships will require therapists to hold a Level 2 and/or Level 3 Qualification. You can find out more about our Qualification Courses


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.

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 9.9%, 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.

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.


  • 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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  • 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’m currently doing my VCTC Level 2 & 3 with The Beauty Academy in Birmingham and I am loving all of my courses. I’ve had the pleasure of having both Yvonne and Katy for courses  and they’re both attentive to myself and the other students, I feel very supported… You simply cannot fault the phenomenal tutors. The support team for the coursework is great and they’re always there to help! Chloe and Vicky at head office have both been extremely helpful in my journey so far. Thank you to everyone at The Beauty Academy.

    Isabella Z.

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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