Following your practical training, you will receive an accredited certificate which will allow you to apply for beauty insurance to allow you to begin working on members of the public. This will allow you to begin working on a self-employed basis (mobile) and to take payments should you wish. Our courses are covered by a number of insurance providers including by Professional Beauty Direct and Guild. You must ensure you register with HMRC regarding any tax/national insurance applicable to any income earned on this basis.
We recommend by Professional Beauty Direct insurance with a discounted cover available for Vspa Spa and Beauty Academy students.
Please note if you wish to obtain cover with a specific insurer, you must check with the insurer prior to booking your course that they will accept our course. Most insurers will however accept the qualifications including NVQ, VRQ and City & Guilds awards. Insurers work to their own discretion over preferred training providers and this is beyond our control.
If you hold an existing policy, you are responsible to ensure the insurance provider will extend your cover to include the new treatment(s) and for covering any cost to make changes. Vspa Academy cannot accept responsibility for issues resulting with insurance companies where students fail to check this prior to booking.
Following training, students should begin practising treatments as soon as possible while the knowledge and skills are freshly learnt. Students are recommended to ensure they put public liability insurance in place before taking on paying clients. Students are advised to refer to the Practical Training notes provided with the Booking Confirmation email following training to refresh your knowledge and assist you with the treatment routines etc. Students are welcome to contact the Support Team with any questions. Should you be unable to practice your skills and/or require additional training at a later stage, please note additional fees apply per training day required.