Course info


Upon successful completion of any of our courses, you will be awarded the Bedfordshire Beauty Academy Diploma. This will enable you to join one of the recognised professional bodies to whom we are accredited - such as The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists, or Professional Beauty Direct. This membership will provide you with insurance, as well as newsletters, advertising and entry to trade shows.

Is the Bedfordshire Beauty Academy Diploma all I need, or will I need a NVQ or equivalent?

​If you are looking to work as a mobile therapist or become self employed, you will require a Bedfordshire Beauty Academy Diploma
.This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance so you can work on the paying public. You can gain insurance through Professional Beauty Direct, The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists. 
The Bedfordshire Beauty Academy Diploma is ideal for:
- Complete beginners with no previous experience
- Those who wish to fast-track into the beauty/ massage/ nails industry- Existing therapists wishing to update their skills
- Qualified therapists requiring CPD points 
It will enable you to:
- Start a business working as a mobile therapist
- Start a business working from a home based salon 

The NVQ or VTCT qualification is recommended for:
- Those who wish
more in depth knowledge & training or to work in a salon, spa or cruise ship.
​- minimum requirements are none for Level 2 but for NVQ Level 3 or VTCT Level 3 a Level 2 is required.
- Those who wish to open their own high street premises.-

​These externally accredited qualifications increase your chances of gaining employment. NVQ and VTCT qualifications are recognised by the employer as confirming that you are able to perform treatments competently and within a commercially acceptable time.
- In many areas the Bedfordshire Beauty Academy Diploma will enable you to open your own beauty salon. BUT, in cities, particularly London, your local council may require you to hold an NVQ/VTCT qualification in order to issue you with a Special Treatments Licence. 

The Level 2 qualification is similar to a GCSE at A*-C, Key Skills 2, GNVQ Intermediate and Functional Skills 2. The Level 3 qualification is similar to an A Level, GNVQ or Key Skills 3. 

Why train with us? 

With a maximum of 4 students (and usually 1-2-1 classes as our speciality), you can be sure of plenty of individual help and attention, and because we do not have any minimum numbers, you can also relax in the knowledge that your course will go ahead, even if you are the only student. Also, there are no sales pitches, such as poor quality kits and product sales, just top quality teaching in a friendly and relaxed environment. 

The courses we offer range from beginners and refreshers through to advanced courses, and age ranges from young to mature students.  

We recognise that after care is a vital part of training and the School will offer a full follow up service on completion of your course. That is, if there is anything you are unclear about or need further help with, we are happy to speak to you and clear up any issues you may have. As part of this aftercare the Academy offers you a comprehensive reference manual covering all aspects of the material learned during your course.