online beauty courses

Are online Beauty courses any good?

I hear you…  I have often thought how can you learn beauty practical courses online.  It baffled me.  However, I had to change my mindset on this and think differently.  My courses are thorough so that you can get the best learning possible.

Zoom calls are offered as well to ensure the best training and results for you.

Everyone has different learning styles and many would choose online as they learn better through video and they do not have the time to commit to an in person course.

That is all fine as I enjoy working with many different students and being able to do lessons via zoom can work well for everyone.

Ensure they are accredited

Achieving a Beauty Therapy diploma couldn’t be easier with our Accredited Online courses.  You can learn at your own pace, in your own time and start your own business!

The main thing with any course, not just in beauty.  It is important to ensure that the course you are taking is accredited with an appropriate governing body.  This ensures you are able to get insurance for your course and this way you can start earning money by performing treatments on clients.

Be careful as there are many (very cheap) online courses that do not provide adequate accreditation for you to gain insurance, so just check this out…

What’s involved

LA Training Academy’s online courses are completed through our Student Portal.

You receive access to a wealth of high quality learning resources, written by myself, a beauty therapist of 21 years.

There are manuals and video demonstrations available online, to help you navigate through your course.

During the theory sections you will take multiple choice online tests which are great for checking your understanding and learning as you progress through the course.  These can be taken as often as needed until you achieve a pass.

Once you have finished the theory section you will progress through the practical section of the course, with video demonstrations.  These videos can be re-watched so you are able to practice alongside.

Case study

When you feel ready you will evidence your practical abilities by submitting a video of you performing your treatment and a small number of case studies to us by email.

These will be assessed against industry standards to ensure your proficiency with the treatment skills.

Individual feedback to help you improve and you simply resubmit as needed until you are at a successful level to achieve.  Typically students complete these courses within 2-6 weeks (allowing usually around 2-10 hours per week to study), although you have longer should you need to go slower.

The Student Portal 

Once you have registered for your course you will receive an email with your link to access the Student Portal.

The Student portal can be accessed through desktop, tablet and phones, however I would highly recommend doing the work on a laptop/desktop computer.

There are downloadable documents such as consultation forms, aftercare advice for you to use and print off for your case studies.

Guidance on Case Studies 

We recommend student insurance whilst you practice your treatments on friends and family members.  I highly recommend ABT insurance.

You will also receive a detailed list of required products and equipment as part of your resources, some product and equipment kits are available to purchase through our website.

Other Beauty Wholesale companies are available and most will stock student kits or starter kits.

Why should you train with me?

I hear you!!

Well, I can tell you… I started LA Training Academy in 2006 as a way to help anyone looking to start their own business in the beauty and holistic industry or help existing therapists expand their current services.

My courses are very comprehensive; with online theory and workbooks you can progress through at your own pace, and practical, hands-on experience taught to you on the day.

I will provide everything you need to ensure you leave the course equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to start practicing your new discipline right away!! You can be proud of your qualification knowing it will be respected within the industry.

All our courses are accredited by ABT for insurance and CPD accredited signifying the excellence of our training standards and professionalism.


I offer a free strategy call to discuss the challenges you are facing in your business or to help you find your direction. Or, maybe you just need a little support and want to work at things at your own pace, join us.

There are so many modules available to you, all aimed at helping you have the business you always thought you would have; learn how to price your treatments and build your confidence.

If you fancy a chat just get in touch…


Lots of love

Louisa Ashforth Signature