About our Training Academy
As the UK’s largest branded beauty salon company we pride ourselves on the knowledge and capability of our therapists. Our friendly therapists are skincare experts, dedicated to delivering honest, professional skin care, combining high performance techniques with state of the art technology.
We are committed to supporting the development of our therapists and allowing them to excel in the vast area of Beauty Therapy and have our own dedicated Training Manager who supports our salons, ensures standards are maintained and that we continually embrace new products and services.
With this in mind we decided to open our own Training Academy, representing our brand and values to ensure the high standards expected in our industry are continually developed and maintained. All our courses are VTCT accredited.
We promise good quality, detailed, current training, which is focused to individual learner requirements, whether you are looking to complete a single course or a complete an NVQ qualification we can support you.
Our classes will be small to ensure that therapists receive quality training. We recognise whilst learners will complete work at home, we believe all units should have an element of tutor input to enable learners to be salon ready even in non-practical units.
Our learners will be completely competent to go into industry fully armed with the skills, confidence, knowledge and client communication skills needed to thrive in this industry.
We offer a variety of courses from full NVQ 2 or 3 qualifications to individual NVQ modules such as Manicure, Pedicure, Make-up etc. All courses lead to a recognised VTCT qualification.
| Tutor: Claire Verillo
Claire has over 10 years experience in the beauty industry, initially working in salon as a Therapist before being promoted to Training Manager for Luminis, supporting all 9 Salons across London, the South East and the Channel Islands.
Having trained with some of the leading spa and beauty product houses both in the UK and Internationally. Including; Elemis, Murad, CACI, CND, Guinot, Mamma Mio, Leighton Denny, Nouveau, Delilah, St. Tropez, Lorraine Onorato Threading and I-Pulse IPL, Claire has exceptional knowledge.
Claire studied at Bromley College of Further and Higher Education where she gained her NVQ Level 2 (2006) and NVQ 3 (2007) in Beauty Therapy. Professional Certificate in Education (CertEd) from Greenwich University (2014) and a VTCT Level 3 Qualified Assessor Award (2015).
‘Ever since I qualified I knew I wanted to teach others the skill of beauty therapy and highlight that it is just that- A SKILL! I feel it is important to give a fresh approach to beauty training as it is continually growing and changing. I still attend regular training and am able to keep abreast of current and emerging trends. A key element to being a good therapist is client communication. I feel this is a skill that needs to be nurtured alongside practical training.’ (Claire Verillo 2015)