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 Level 2 and/or Level 3 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.

“VTCT awards 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.

*The VTCT 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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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 and/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 Qualification to comply with local authority licensing.

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Work as Self Employed

The VTCT courses are not necessarily the best place to start. Quick Start Diploma courses are usually more suited to this training route. 

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. You can find out more about our Quick Start Diploma 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.

We require payment in full using a Credit or Debit card to secure your training place. This will allow you to book your training days at your preferred training centre in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block or taken at your own pace.


Our friendly advisors are on hand to assist you in booking your place over the telephone. Call on Freephone 0800 9992277

Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.

  1. Simply choose your venue and date
  2. Click the add to basket button
  3. Then complete the secure, online checkout

This will allow you to book your training days at your preferred training centre in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block or taken at your own pace.

Our Pay4Later Finance option is available on courses, diploma course packages and qualifications amounting to 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.


Our finance option allows you attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments.

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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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