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There are many different directions a Beauty Career can take, no matter what your interests are, we have a pathway for you.

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Acacia Beauty Careers

Our Beauty Careers package is designed for those wishing to, or working in the Beauty industry. It offers a wide range of job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) at level 2 and 3.

Our regulated qualifications are approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications. Programmes can be accessed by those who are new to the sector or those who wish to develop and progress.

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Possibilities for your future

There are many different roles and pathways within the Beauty industry, whether you work for someone else or choose to be self-employed. Some of the potential careers on completion of our programmes are…

Beauty therapist
Spray tan artist
Beautician
Nail technician
Make-up artist
Lash technician
Spa therapist
Brow specialist

Type of courses
and Qualifications

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses. 

Apprenticeships

A beauty therapy apprenticeship is just one way to gain entry into the beauty industry. Apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn at the same time whilst developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a successful career as a beauty therapist or a beautician working in a variety of environments from luxury high end salons and spas to cruise ships.

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Duration

Minimum of 12 months

How is it delivered?

Weekly teaching and learning with sector expert. In the classroom and online

Assessment requirements

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

Practical assessments

End point assessment

Independent qualifications

Gain a recognised qualification to support your career within the beauty industry. Our independent qualifications are delivered by sector experts covering a wide range of subjects and topics.

These qualifications are ideal for those who are not currently employed in the beauty industry, as there is no requirement for a work placement.

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Duration

3 to 12 months

How is it delivered?

Weekly teaching and learning with sector expert. In the workplace and online

Assessment requirements

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

Practical assessments

Introductory and CPD courses

Build your portfolio of treatments by undertaking one of our regulated short courses, delivered by our expert trainers. These are also a great way to get a taster of the sector before committing to a longer programme.

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Duration

1 to 2 days

How is it delivered?

Site based with expert trainer

Assessment requirements

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

Practical assessments

Subjects and topics

Our courses and qualifications cover a wide range of subjects and topics, which will enable you to learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Subjects and topics include:

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  • Hand and nail treatments

  • Foot treatments

  • Facial skin care treatments

  • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments

  • Make-up application

  • Basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder)

  • Client consultations

  • Body electrical treatments

  • Nail enhancements

  • Airbrush designs for nails

  • Using UV gel for nails

  • Using liquid and powder for nails

  • Promotional activities

  • Applying spray tans

  • waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line)

  • Indian head massage

  • Stone therapy treatments

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What are the different types of funding

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses.

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Interested in a career in Beauty?

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Our accreditations

We work with a host of organisation from local government to national funding bodies to address the skills and needs of employers in our sectors. Here are some of the organisations we work with:

The Education & Skills Funding Agency | Skills for Care | Mecap | Staffordshire County Council | Stoke-on-Trent City Council | Carematch | ActHub | SARCP | SERCO | Dimensions Training Solutions LTD | European Social Fund (ESF) | AELP | Investors in People | Edexcel | DWP Supplier

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