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About Us

If you are looking for a complete career change or simply want to add to your existing portfolio of skills with a fast track course, then Aspire Beauty Training is perfect for you. Boasting an excellent track record of a 100% pass rate for all of our students, our dedicated and passionate team take immense pride in what they do.

We offer a variety of courses to suit your needs. From full diplomas and short courses to CPD workshops, we work around you. With more than 25 years combined experience in beauty therapy, we are well placed within the industry to deliver the highest quality of training in a relaxed, purpose developed, working environment.

Although our courses may be fast track, they are incredibly well planned and structured so that students can complete their qualifications in a timely manner and make the transition into professional practice quickly, easily and successfully.

Set in a beautiful training venue and relaxed working environment, sessions are delivered through a combination of audio and visual techniques including Power Point presentations and practical demonstrations to ensure that learning is as interactive and memorable as possible. With ongoing support from a dedicated tutor, high standard work packs provided for all courses and practical assignments carried out on outside paying clientele, it’s no surprise that our past students keep coming back to do more courses.

You can ensure that our highly motivated team of beauty professionals have been selected based on their key skills in their subject area. Every member of our team has their full teaching qualifications - inclusive of their assessor awards and internal verifier qualification.

We use high quality and well-recognised professional products such as Dermalogica, Jessica and Mii in all our courses to reflect the standard of teaching that we offer. Furthermore, we use the highly respected and regarded hairdressing and beauty sector awarding body, VTCT for all of our courses. You can guarantee that all of our qualifications and nationally and internationally recognised. For more information about this awarding body, please visit our FAQs page.

One of the many things that makes Aspire Beauty Training so unique is the fact that we listen to you and what you want. We offer course dates and times to suit your commitments, a varied range of subjects and always ensure that classes don’t exceed 10 people to guarantee that you get the attention you need.

Once qualified, you are salon ready - leaving you to enjoy your new career with the confidence and expertise that you need in order to succeed. For more information about Aspire Beauty Training, any of our courses and how we can help you with funding, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

About the Team

Abi King – Director and Head of Centre

Abi has 12 years of experience working as a therapist in various locations including a health spa, farm and running her own business. Furthermore, she has 8 years of teaching experience within the beauty therapy field and has worked with the VTCT (awarding body) teaching all age groups from school leavers to mature learners.

In her last role, Abi was the programme/course leader for Level 2 & Level 3 Beauty Therapy NVQs (responsible for the planning and running of all the courses) in a large educational campus. She was also the tutor responsible for tracking student progression for 90 students within one academic year. She has a full teaching qualification (certificate in education), a full assessor award, is an internal verifier and is Ofsted approved.

Ebony Pitt

A qualified cardiac physiologist and specialist in exercise and remedial therapy, including pre and post-natal treatments, Ebony has been working in the industry for more than 10 years now. Having worked for various training providers and colleges before joining Aspire, she is well qualified to provide high quality and effective teaching techniques to our students.

Ebony’s goal is to make all courses and training accessible to everyone regardless of whether they are looking for a career change or want to add to their existing qualifications. She hopes that her passion and enthusiasm for her job and career is passed on to her students who can make the most out of a successful and enjoyable vocation.

Sam Meechan

After qualifying in beauty therapy at Reading College in 1995, Sam worked her way up from a junior to a senior therapist in a Clarins salon in Tilehurst. She remained at Clarins for seven years before commencing her teaching training at Reading College where she gained her IV and Advanced Practitioner qualifications.

After having children in 2009, Sam now successfully juggles a busy family life with her work at Aspire which includes teaching and verifying. She even manages to fit in more studying as she continues to advance her career.

Yvette Sorrell

Yvette has nine years of experience working as a beauty therapist. She started working in a salon and has since gone on to run her own business. She is qualified and experienced in many areas of beauty therapy with her key skills including gel nails, eyelash extensions and intimate waxing.

As well as forging a successful career in beauty therapy, Yvette has also picked up a number of teaching qualifications including PTLLS, CTLLS and an assessor award. She is now a valuable member of the Aspire team as she works hard to help students achieve the qualifications they need to enjoy a long and successful career in beauty therapy.