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Virtual Academy - The flexible alternative to classroom courses

  • Flexible distance learning for those unable to attend daytime, classroom based courses.
  • Learn online as if in the classroom, but with flexibility to learning evenings & weekends.
  • Access learning resources online upon booking including manuals & videos.
  • LIVE online teaching session delivered by one of our top tutors, where you’ll learn the practical treatment skills.
  • You will be guided in real time through detailed treatment demos and immediately able to ask questions.
  • Achieve same qualification as if you’d attended the classroom. Accredited with ABT.
  • Watch on your mobile phone, iPad or PC. (Others won’t need to see you during live training session).
  • Recording of the online teaching session available for you to watch back as often as you need.
  • Live assessment online to check your progress when you’re ready.
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Why The Beauty Academy

  • 29 Years Experience
  • Largest Independent Beauty Trainer
  • Qualified tutors available for you to email
  • Our diploma actually means something in the industry
  • Insurance while studying and then when offering treatments
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Study materials are provided in advance of online training delivered through webinar, led by our highly qualified tutors. Study from the comfort of home, through your PC, iPad, tablet or even your mobile phone. Following completion of the webinar and a small number of case studies and live on-line assessment you will achieve your ABT accredited diploma. Learn from the comfort of your home, gain an Accredited Diploma, get insured & then earn £££s!

Prices shown include all exam fees and includes VAT

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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