Frequently Asked Questions

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Booking A Course
Which Course Is Right For Me?
Why Choose Elite?
Can you help me start up my hair, beauty & aesthetics business?
How can I learn a treatment in a day when it's a 10 week course at my local college?
What qualifications do your tutors have?
Do the tutors in your Hertfordshire hair & beauty school have industry experience?
Do you offer hair & beauty training courses for men in Hertfordshire?
Is there an exam at the end of my hair, beauty or aesthetics course?
Will I receive a certificate at the end of my hair & beauty course?
Are There Any Terms & Conditions I Need To Know About?
How Do I Book A Hair Or Beauty Course?
Do You Have Courses For Teachers?
Do You Offer Start-Up Packages?
Where can I get insurance for my beauty business?
Which Course Should I Choose?
Where Can I Find Elite School Of Beauty Therapy?
Are You Better Than Other Hair & Beauty Training Centres?
Are You The Best Training School In The UK?
Do I have to wear a uniform on your hair & beauty courses?
How many students are on the course?
Where can I get my hair or beauty products from?
Once I am trained, how much can I charge for my hair and beauty treatments?
What's the difference between your hair & beauty courses and courses at my local college?
Who do we practise our hair & beauty techniques on during the course?
Once I have completed my course is there someone who can advise me if I have any problems or concerns?
What happens if I complete the course but do not feel confident?

All of the tutors at Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Hertfordshire are experienced therapists who have worked in the industry and have gained a wealth of knowledge to advise you whilst you are on our hair, beauty and aesthetics courses.

At our Hertfordshire hair & beauty training school we teach in very small groups on an intensive basis. The majority of the day is practical work virtually on a one-one basis, coupled with on-hand assistance, should it be required. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in a day!

All our tutors have recognised teaching qualifications and also we have 5 VTCT Assessors in our Hertfordshire hair & beauty training school.

Yes, within salons, mobile or home based. We have over fifty years of industry experience to share with the students and every tutor runs their own successful Hair or Beauty business alongside teaching your courses.

Our Hertfordshire hair & beauty training courses are offered to men and women. These courses are usually run separately but, on occasions, we offer mixed classes. You will be advised if a member of the opposite sex has requested to attend a course, but due to the small number on the courses this rarely happens.

This depends on which course you choose.  There isn’t a formal exam on the Short Intensive Diploma courses as you are assessed as the day progresses. The VTCT qualifications are structured to include end of unit exams, written questions and practical assessments.

All Beauty DiplomaandHair Diploma courses are fully accredited with the Beauty Guild or ABT. On successful completion of your course, you will receive an E-certificate which will enable you to obtain public liability insurance.

Please read our Terms & Conditions here.

Many of our Hair & Beauty courses and workshops can be purchased securely online here.  You can also send an email to us for more information using the form on this page

Our VTCT teaching qualifications are ideal for those wishing to enter the teaching profession or for newly qualified teachers who need further training. These courses involve home-based study which involves learning various units relating to your chosen course, producing a portfolio of evidence and carrying out written assessments. You will email all course work to your tutor for marking.  If you require a meeting with your tutor during your course, we will be happy to arrange a Skype session to give you the support you require. Find out more about our teaching qualifications here.

When starting a new business you want to make things as easy as possible which is why we have designed these Start-Up Beauty Packages at Elite School of Beauty Therapy in Bishop's Stortford.  We have selected the most popular salon treatments so you can build up your business as quickly and effectively as possible. We want to help you so you can clients booking with you time and time again. To make it even easier, we've included Starter Kits so you can get going on your business as soon as you are qualified.   Find out more about our Start Up Packages here.

The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists can provide you with information on insuring your beauty or aesthetics salon. For more information, visit their website at

We offer hair & beauty courses which are ideal for beginners through to advanced beauty therapists and hairdressers.  Explore our Beauty NVQs and VRQs here. Our beauty courses for nails, lashes & brows, facials, massages, hair removal, tanning, make-up, plus the most advanced aesthetics courses can be viewed here.
We also have a great range of courses aimed at the man or woman wanting to start a career in hairdressing or barbering, as well as more advanced courses including balayage and hair extensions workshops. We offer some of the best NVQ hairdressing courses in the UK because we offer fast-track hairdressing courses, teaching in small groups to give you plenty of one-to-one guidance and hands-on practical training. Check out all of our hairdressing and barbering courses here.
Elite School Of Beauty Therapy is based in Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire - close to the Essex border.  Our contact details can be found here You can also find more FAQs here.

We only teach in small groups of 4-6 students to give you plenty of practical training and support. We offer a professional but friendly working environment. We supply models for you to practice on so you can perfect your techniques.  All our tutors are fully qualified and run their own businesses.  We are up to date on all the latest trends and techniques and we offer after-course support.

We like to think we are one of the best training schools in the UK for beauty therapists, aesthetics practitioners, hairdressers and teachers.  Our hair, beauty & aesthetics courses have been designed for you so you can work around your family, job or busy life.

We have courses and workshops which are perfect for those wanting to begin a new career as well as individuals wanting to refresh or acquire new skills. All our tutors are fully qualified hair and beauty lecturers who combine teaching with the running of their own successful hair and beauty businesses.  Plus, with over fifty years’ commercial experience between them, our tutors can offer students invaluable advice and assistance throughout the course.

No, not on the short intensive courses. Some students if they have them are welcome to wear theirs but on the whole, students wear something comfortable and decide on their uniforms at a later stage.

There is a maximum of four students to a class allowing for individual attention where necessary.

Elite School of Hair & Beauty in Bishop's Stortford offers a comprehensive range of kits which are available for you to buy. We will also advise you on wholesalers, trade outlets etc for future purchases.

This largely depends on the area where you are going to be based. Prices for treatments vary considerably throughout the country so you need to carry out some market research.

Our Hertfordshire hair & beauty training school offers private education to those individuals that wish to fast track their studies.

At the end of your short intensive course, you will receive the Elite Diploma which will enable you to get insurance to practise beauty therapies in the UK. We offer Hair & Beauty NVQs taught over a shorter period of time than your local college as we teach in smaller groups.

We supply models for you to practice on. If you would prefer, you can bring a friend or family member with you to work on instead.

Yes. There will always be someone at the end of the phone to help you and offer advice.

We will talk and help you as much as possible either over the phone or at the centre. If you are still struggling we will invite you back to re-sit your course free of charge.