Beauty Courses Certificates and Awards

Professional beauty Certificate and Award  Courses Accredited by VTCT

Select from the list of courses below

Accredited Professional beauty and Aesthetic Courses

All courses are accredited so they can be used to obtain Insurance, Special Treatment Licence and to set up your own business.   Accredited qualifications are those which meet a specific standard and quality.  These standards are regulated by the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

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Course Study  Options

You can choose from a selection of our courses here

Monthly Payment Options

You are able to spread their payments over time making it easier for you to take your course.

Flexible Hours

You can study to suit your time and flexibility, such as Distance Learning, or in-house.

Fast Track Courses

Do you have sufficient spare time to do a fast Track boot camp course to finish your exam sooner?.

Workshops Progressive Routes and Master Classes

Design the course to suit you with our bespoke training programs.

The Guild Accredited

Choose the right accreditation for you that meets your future needs and expectations.

Distant Learning

After completing your Qualification start earning immediately.  Follow these simple rules.

Career opportunities after graduating

Start your own Business

After Completing a short course  you may be able to set up a beauty Business of your own.  Please speak with the course coordinator about this when booking your qualification.

Work on Cruise Ships

Ever wanted to work on a cruise liner as a Beauty Therapist?  ELBA Academy offers the accreditations that will enable you to do so. VTCT, ITEC, and CIDESCO.  Ask about recruitment on Cruise Liners when booking your NVQ Qualifications.

Start a Mobile Beauty Salon

After Completing the NVQ Qualifications or many of the short courses you may be able to set up your own mobile beauty therapy Business of your own.  Please speak with the course coordinator about this when booking your qualification

Obtain Insurance to work

In order to work in the Beauty Industry, you will require the right type of insurance.  Insurance companies will only insure Qualified Beauty Therapists who have an approved Accredited Beauty Qualification.  Please speak to our course coordinator about this when booking your course.

Work in the UK and Abroad

Many of our students who have qualified at ELBA Academy have traveled overseas to either set up businesses for themselves or have found work abroad.  If you intend to use your qualification abroad then please speak with our course coordinator who will advise you on this

Start Work immediately

We are approached by many Beauty Salons looking for potential candidates to work in their Salons.  Why not use this opportunity to join our network of newly qualified therapists and let us support you in this area.  Speak with our Course coordinator when booking your course.

Frequently Asked Questions

What previous experience do I need to do a course
Learners must be able to read and write English

Learners must attend regularly all classes

Learners must be able to pay for their course

What are the opportunities after I complete a course

This qualification will qualify graduates to set up their own beauty businesses and obtain special treatment licences and insurance. however, you will only be able to offer treatments that you are qualified to perform.

Work From Home

Many of our learners set up a home beauty business which enables them to build up a client base and offer treatments without having the overheads of a commercial high street salon. Although you will not need a special treatment licence however you will need to obtain insurance.

Mobile Beauty Therapist

After graduation, students can set up their own mobile beauty business.  This is very convenient for the client as they get to be treated in their own home, however, therapists must have their own vehicle and will have to carry their products and equipment from client to client.

Work Abroad

Graduates can use this qualification to also work abroad in beauty related business. Please see ITEC and VTCT websites to check which countries accept the qualifications.

Many Beauty Salons and health Spas approach our college asking for students to work as beauty Therapists within their Salons.  Although many vacancies are filled this way, we can only recommend students who have shown that they are seriously comitted to training and the beauty Industry.

How can I pass a Qualification

Register and Book Class
All learners must enrol in their chosen course by completing the online application form and submit iit together with their proof of ID and address. Once we have received your application we will then take payment and send you information relating to your course.

Attend and fully participate in all classes
All courses are scheduled according to the syllabus that needs to be delivered.  if students miss classes unnecessarily then we will not hold extra classes for days missed. however, students may have to attend future classes which will delay them receiving their qualification.

Complete all asignments and Assesssments
As part of the coursework students are expected to complete assignment and assessments for their portfolio.  learners can then be evaluated to ensure that they are grasping the concepts of the course.

Complete your portfolio of evidence
A portfolio of evidence folder must be prepared and completed by the learner with the support of their tutor. The portfolio shows that the learner has contributed fully to their course.  This portfolio will store all evidence of assessments which is Treatments performed, worksheets, assignments and any other evidence required by the examining body.  Portfolios will be checked by the internal verifier

Set a time to study at home
We appreciate that learners may lead busy lives and therefore have limited time to spend on studying and assignments; however, we emphasize that learners allocate an hour or two per day to keep up with their coursework.  We also advise that learners work in an environmentally friendly area with plenty of ventilation and most importantly students must receive adequate rest and a well-balanced diet.

Do I need to wear a student uniform

Full uniform for all students
All students will require to be in full Beauty Therapists Uniform when attending Practical and Theory Classes and on-line Exams

NVQ Level 2 Beauty Kit
The Level 2 Beauty Kit will enable learners to carry out all practical Treatments required for this qualification. Kit Fee £82

Will I need insurance to work as a Therapist?
Yes as a beauty therapist, Hairdresser you will need to have relevant public liability insurance.

You will need insurance for:

Owing your own Beauty Salon

Working as a mobile therapist

Working as a beauty therapist in a salon

Are their concessions for people on low income.

East London Beauty Academy is a Private College and therefore do not receive any concessions, Government funding, grants or subsidies.  We do however ITEC and VTCT that are run in Government Colleges. The main benefit of our courses is that they are intensive, can be completed in a shorter time frame and we have smaller classes which in many cases enhances learning.

Many of our students enhance their skills by working on live clients in our student salon. This gives them the opportunity to be referred to salons requiring beauty therapist with experience.  We also encourage our learners to actively seek employment and we also give advice on how to set up your own business with continuous support even after they have graduated.

The pricing for all courses has been reduced considerably in order to give all learners the opportunity to afford their courses.  Also, learners will have the option to either pay for the course in full in which case they will receive a further discount of 5% and students are also given the option to pay by monthly payments at 0% interest.

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East London Beauty Academy
Bow Business Centre
153 – 159 Bow Road
E3 2SE
Phone: +(44) 208 981 2558