If you are looking to start a career within the beauty industry, or perhaps you are an existing therapist working from currently home or mobile, our internationally recognised VTCT and City & Guilds Qualifications will enable you to gain employment in positions ranging from a holistic therapist within a spa to working as a beautician on a cruise-ship.

There are varied requirements for those looking to gain employment in these sectors, compared with being self-employed, and these may influence which training route is best for you.

“Qualifications from Awarding Bodies such as VTCT are highly-valued both in the UK and internationally for excellence with a longevity of recognition amongst employers within the industry.”

Employers highly value accredited qualifications as they demonstrate the therapist’s competence to achieve a recognised beauty training award that complies with industry-level standards.

If you are considering employment in one of these sectorssalon, spa, nail bar, cruise ship, or want to establish your business in a salon or permanent treatment room, you are required to have appropriate qualifications to demonstrate that you are trained to an industry-approved level of service, to comply with local authority licensing.

Our VTCT and City & Guilds qualifications are available within all the most popular levels and subject areas within the beauty industry. You can select a Level 2 and/or Level 3 award from either awarding body with the confidence that it will spring board you to the career you’ve always dreamt of.

*The Qualification course prices include training, coursework, standard assessment and registration fees (exclusive of VAT). Kits are required towards coursework and assessments; these are not included in the course price.

Prices shown include all exam fees and includes VAT

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VTCT Qualifications

  • Ideal if you want to gain employment in a salon/spa/cruise liner or 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.
  • Recognised in over 38 countries worldwide but also highly favoured by UK employers.
  • Flexible, can be completed in as little as 16 weeks or you can take up to 1 year.
  • Attend 5-7 training days (dependent on course), complete coursework at home and then attend 1 written assessment day & 3 practical assessment days.
  • Wide range of Level 2 & Level 3 diploma and certificate qualifications available to meet your specific career goals whether that is within beauty, nails, make-up, massage or electrical facials. Qualifications are designed with employers in mind and give you the widest range of skills ready to work within the industry.
  • Payment plans available to help spread the cost, including 12 Months Interest Free Credit.
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City & Guilds Qualifications

  • Ideal if you want to gain employment in a salon/spa/cruise liner or 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.
  • Recognised in over 80 countries including UK employers.
  • Flexible, can be completed in as little as 16 weeks or you can take up to 1 year.
  • Attend 5-8 training days (dependent on course), submit your coursework and attend 3 days of practical assessment.
  • No written exam to be taken with City & Guilds awards, all written work completed at home within your own time and at your pace.
  • Level 2 combines beauty and nail treatments for an all-round set of salon skills. Level 3 focuses upon electrical facial treatments and body massage, ideal for those who want a fast track route into employment to work within an aesthetic skin clinic but retaining spa level skills.
  • Payment plans available to help spread the cost, including 12 Months Interest Free Credit.

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.

 

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.

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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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    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

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Saturday 22nd Oct I went to Kings Cross to do waxing training with Beverly she was great very supportive and friendly and on Sunday 23rd Oct I went to London Bridge to do eyebrow and eyelash tinting, Eyebrow shaping and false lashes with Sabia, she was very supportive and friendly as well I left both classes feeling confident to work on by cleans. I loved it so much I will be booking the facial class.

    Zoe M

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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