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About The Academy

The Academy was established in 1989 and has always offered a wide range of starter and advanced beauty therapy courses. Our training has an enviable standard of excellence with many former students now enjoying careers at the forefront of the professional beauty industry.
All of our tutors are all highly qualified therapists with years’ of teaching experience, so you can be sure that you will benefit from the best tuition available. Courses are modular and have a commercial focus ensuring the skills you gain can be used immediately in your working environment.
You can choose how much you do and how quickly you gain your qualifications. You can choose one course or tailor-make a complete programme to fulfil your needs. Our advisors are on hand to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

Course certificates

Our courses are all accredited through the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) who set the standards for training for the UK. You can be assured that when you successfully complete your chosen course you will have a nationally recognised qualification. You will receive your Ellisons Academy certificate when you successfully complete your course.

Pre-course essentials

Throughout this prospectus all course pre-requisites are detailed. For some courses there are no pre-requisites other than an interest in the subject, these are ideal for anyone starting out on a career in beauty. Other courses are more advanced and we explain what level of experience and qualifications are needed to enrol on them. Our training advisors are always on hand to explain and help you to book the right course for you.


Insurance is essential and a legal requirement for practicing beauty therapy. All our courses are accredited and you will be able to obtain insurance through any specialist beauty therapy insurer or your professional membership organisation.

Terms and conditions

Confirmation of booking

You will receive a letter to confirm your booking giving full details of the course date and venue.

Course fees

Full payment of course fees is required 14 days before the start date. A 50% deposit may be taken to reserve your place but full payment is required 14 days before the start date.


Refunds cannot be given if you do not attend the course. However it may be possible to offer you a place on an alternative date. In the event of the course being cancelled by The Academy you will be offered another start date or refund.


You must comply with pre-requisite requirements when stated on the course information. You will be required to show evidence of your qualifications. We reserve the right to decline your application if you are unable to do so. If you are required to bring a model for your course then you must do so in order to attend and complete the course successfully.

Course dates

We reserve the right to alter course dates and venues if necessary without liability. We reserve the right to decline applications to enrol.

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