Terms and Conditions

Our Promise to you

We pride ourselves on offering the most up to date and high standard of teaching methods to ensure you enter the industry with the confidence to succeed. Our highly qualified trainers and assessors are dedicated to their job role in supporting and mentoring those wishing to upskill or progress within todays Beauty Industry. Our courses are continuously run throughout the year including evenings, weekends and term times. Whether you are looking to complete a Day or Short Course, Fast-Track Diploma or Home Study route,

your allocated trainer and assessor will be on hand before, during and even after you have completed your course.

Our aim is not only to train to the highest standard, but to provide employment support to all those who train with us, ensuring that we guide you through your industry journey providing advice on CV completion, interview techniques and future training needs. With the Beauty industry employing over one million people each year, we want you to stand out from the rest and with the continued support from our highly skilled and experienced staff, we know exactly what that takes.

Our training courses are designed to suit all ages (over the age of 14), genders, academic levels and external circumstances. We know starting a new career or returning back to studying can be daunting at times, however we promise to make your journey a fun, professional and supportive one.

Full details of our Health and Safety Policy, Equality and Diversity Policy, Safe Guarding and Welfare Policy and Learner Handbook can be found at our online Student Area.





All our Beauty Therapy Diploma programmes are accredited by VTCT and follow the National Occupation Standards. These qualifications are fully recognised within today's industry and allows learners to become covered by insurance for both an employed and self employed work basis. These qualifications require learners to gain both theory and practical knowledge to the level in which they are studying at. It is a requirement by the awarding body that all students complete their practical assessments in a professional, real life salon environment on paying customers to gain necessary skills to enter the industry with confidence. At the end of the programme all learners will be required to complete a practical and written exam on each unit covered.


Our Beauty Therapy Day, Professional and Short Courses are accredited by The Guild Of Beauty Therapists and ABT which are fully recognised within today's industry and allows learners to gain insurance for both an employed and self employed basis. These qualifications require learners to complete all theory elements of the qualification online and practical learning and assessments inside the classroom. When enrolling onto one of these courses, and payment has been received, learners will gain access to the online learning portal to complete the theory. It is a centre requirement that all theory work is completed prior to attending the classroom based learning, only when both the practical and theory is complete will learners receive their certificate.

Centre Policies and Procedures

A full list of all our centre Polices and Procedures can be access at our online Student Area. A copy of these will also be delivered during a course induction and presented in the learner handbook which is issued to every student on their first day. All learners will also be required to sign a learner agreement form to show they agree to follow all centre Policies and Procedures.

Additional Learning Support

All our staff hold a teaching qualification and have experience in providing additional learning support. Additional learning support can be provided to suit a range of physical, mental, medical or learning difficulties. You will be asked to completed an application to enrol form where it will ask you , should you wish, to provide details on these. Learning adjustments will then be discussed and agreed throughout the course.

Personal Presentation

Personal Presentation is of high importance within the Beauty Industry and as a centre we implement a high standard of personal image and conduct throughout the time you are studying with us. Full details of personal presentation requirements are listed within our learner handbook.

Registration, Fees and Refunds

Diploma Courses

The course price displayed is inclusive of learner registration, exam fees, kit and learning resources - there are no hidden fees. A £350.00 deposit is required in order to hold your space on the course. Payment plan options are available an can be discussed further with the finance department. Please note the course fee is non refundable should you change your mind. If for any reason you are unable to continue on the course and the full payment has been made an alternative date can be arranged for medical reasons only and upon receiving a doctors note.

Secure payments can be made through our website by credit or debit card, via bank transfer or coming into the centre to which a receipt of payment will be automatically sent via email.

Day, Professional and Short Courses

The course price displayed is inclusive of learner registration, exam fees, practical assessments and learning resources - there are no hidden fees. A £75.00 deposit is required in order to hold you space on the course. The outstanding balanced is required to be paid in full before or on your practical training day if a payment plan is agreed. Please note that course fees cannot be refunded. If you are unable to attend due to medical reasons a doctors note will be required and an alternative course date can be discussed and arranged. 

£25 of the course price will be made payable to The Guild of Beauty Therapists upon receiving access to the online theory portal.

Secure payments can be made over the phone by credit or debit card, via bank transfer or coming into the centre to which a receipt of payment will be automatically sent via email.

1:1 Training

Our 1:1 training sessions are designed to meet the needs of external commitments and special educational requirements. For those who are unable to attend a full group session or would prefer a more personalised student and trainer environment, we offer 1:1 training sessions which can be carried out during a weekday, evening and weekend for all of our Diploma and Short Courses. 

External Training

We are dedicated to support businesses both locally and in surrounding areas, whether this is to up skill staff members or to carryout CPD sessions, our trainers can carryout out training in the comfort of your salon or spa -  training sessions can be catered for a minimum of four participants or up to a group of ten at one time. 


Please note, all course resources,website and social media coverage is copyright to The Shire Beauty Training Group Limited, Accredited Awarding bodies and in-house brands. Those who are enrolled to any course programme at The Shire Beauty Training Group Limited are not authorsied to use or copy any course material that are used within our training courses. This includes photographs that have been taken by The Shire Beauty Training Group Limited, wording, paragraphs or course materials under the Designed And Patents Act 1988.

By enrolling onto any Diploma or Short Courses at The Shire Beauty Training Group Limited you are agreeing to the companies Terms and Conditions, anyone in breach of these may be liable to criminal prosecution.

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