Beauty School

Specializing in Education and Training for beginners, Therapists, and  Aestheticians

Special Offer on All Online e-learning Courses

About East London Beauty Academy

East London Beauty Academy have been opened since April 2008. Over 4000 students have successfully graduated through our doors, with ITEC, VTCT, BABTAC, The Guild, ABT and CIDESCO Qualifications at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Diplomas, Certificates and Awards.

Many of our learners have gone unto setting up Beauty Businesses for themselves and others have gone unto work in Clinics and Beauty Salons. Our tutors have over 35 years of industry experience. We create an environment that will give you the experience and confidence to go out and achieve your dream of becoming a Beauty Therapist or Advanced Aesthetic Practitioner.
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We help you to choose the right beauty course that will open the doors of opportunity for you!

Here at ELBA we have a wide range of professional accredited beauty courses from beginners to advanced Aesthetics to choose from.  When selecting a course you must ensure that the qualification you will receive will allow you to;

  • Set up a beauty or aesthetics business here in the UK,
  • Obtain special treatment license from the Local Authorities to set up a beauty business.
  • Obtain public liability insurance from the insurance companies.
  • Work in a beauty related industry providing beauty and aesthetic treatments.

    So many learners have come to us stating that they already have a qualification in beauty but when they tried to use it to obtain any of the above they were unable to because their course was not accredited and recognised by the local authorities or insurance. That is why at ELBA our courses are regulated by OFQUAL and are approved by local authorities.  We provide VTCT and ITEC Accreditation.

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Choose the study method that you prefer

Time to study and the costs of courses are two of the most important aspects when choosing a study method that suits you.  We have a study method that combines both of these features, by doing part online, distance learning and only attending the assessment days.  By studying with us you will have access to:

  • Study Materials
  • Videos on how to perform the treatments.
  • Choose to study anywhere in the world and at your own convenience
  • Only attend on important assessment days where your tutor will check that you are learning the treatments up to accepted industry standards

Once you have enrolled unto your chosen course, you will be given online access to all the study materials, videos and resources and you will be assigned your personal tutor whom you can contact and will guide you through your coursework. We do have assessment days where you will need to come into the academy, but this will be arranged with your tutor before the course begins.  This is an important part of your training as you will need to be assessed to ensure that you are following the coursework correctly and are learning the treatments.  Please speak with your course coordinator before booking your course.

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We provide a consultancy service if you are looking towards setting up your own beauty or Aesthetic business including a laser clinic.

One of the most important considerations is how to use that beauty qualification to set up a business for yourself within the beauty industry.  We will help you look at the fundamentals like: location, staffing, making application through the local authority for special treatment licensing,  sourcing industry approved equipment at very reasonable prices, obtaining a laser safety officer to help with setting up a laser clinic and much much more.  Why not give us a call if you would like a free consultation

We supply a range of beauty equipment

As a college of beauty therapy and aesthetics we are able to identify what machines would be better suited to not only your clientelle but also your budget and treatment range.  With over 35 years experience in the beauty industry we have not only the knowledge and skills but the contacts.

UK and International Accredited Courses

All of our courses are accredited.  This means that once qualified you will be able to use your beauty qualification to obtain special treatment license and public liability Insurance to either; start your own beauty therapy or aesthetic business, mobile beauty business, or seek employment as a beauty therapist or beauty practitioner.

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Services offered

The services that we offer are; beauty courses, beauty salon treatment, beauty salon equipment, and beauty skin care products.

We also offer a consultancy for anyone who would like to open up their own beauty college.

Please click the links above to see the full range of services or see the menu on the right or you can contact us for further details.


What People are Saying

“I really recommend this place”

“I am so glad I completed my level 4, thank you ELBA for all your support. I really recommend this place if you are dedicated and want to achieve a qualification. This place is for serious people that want to learn”


“I have had a great learning experience”

“Just completed my Body Treatments Level 3 International Diploma and I can honestly say I have had a great learning experience at this beauty academy. Staff are helpful patient and knowledgeable. The college is in a good accessible location. I WILL be returning to do my international Diploma in laser and light treatments level 4. 

Beverly G

“A very positive experience”

“After being out of the Beauty world for a long period of time I was nervous about getting into it again. The tutors made me feel very comfortable and confident in every aspect of the training.  I felt I had the support I needed and managed to stay on top of everything.  It was a very positive experience and would recommend it to anyone interested in the field..”

Samantha H

“I cannot speak highly enough of my teachers”

“I have just completed my year-long studies at ELBA, where I completed my Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists, Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy, Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skincare and finally my CIDESCO qualification which I finished (successfully) on Tuesday! Hoorah!.”

Justine James