Frequently asked questions

Are your courses free?


Unfortunately no, however all of our Level 3 courses are Governement-funded by the Advanced Learner Loan. Which means you don't have to pay anything out of your own pocket, only after you start earning a certain amount!




How long are your courses?


Most of our Level 3 courses run once a week and are 20 weeks long (5 months). We are starting Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy soon, which will run twice a week for the duration of 20 weeks.




How many students are there in a class?


There are 16-18 students in each class. We like to keep our classes small to give our students the best possible learning experience.




Can I study at University and do a Level 3 course at the same time?


Yes, you can! even if you have a student loan out at university level. As long as you are not taking an Advanced Learner Loan out already, you are still eligible to apply!




Can I do two Level 3 qualifications at the same time?


Yes you can, as long as they are both not funded by the Advanced Learner Loan. You can take out the loan up-to 4x, however you can only use it for one qualification at a time.




How do loan repayments work?


You only start making repayments when your income is over a certain amount. This is known as the 'threshold' amount which currently stands at £27,295. For more information about repayments, check here: https://www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan/what-you-pay




How much are your courses?


The majority of our courses at Level 3 cost £3,345 and may be funded by the Advanced Learner Loan. This programme is delivered by Skills Growth Academy and Ixion Holdings.




Will the Advanced Learner Loan affect the benefits I am receiving?


No, the Advanced Learner Loan will not affect any benefits you are currently receiving!




What are the class hours like?


The majority of our classes run from 10am to 5pm. However, our Nail Technlogy course runs from 10am to 4pm.




Do you provide kits in class?


Yes! All resources are provided for you. We supply kits in class only, however each student in our Make-Up Artistry and Bridal Hair and Make-up Course will be provided with their own personal kits, which they can keep after the 14-day cooling-off period. We have a partnership with elite top brands to give you the best learning experience!




How will I be assessed?


You will be assessed through a combination of practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams, evidence portfolio and workbook. Due to the intensity and the length of the course, 90% attendance is required on the course to pass. Missing days off the course without catching up, may result in failure to pass the qualification.




Do you cover travel costs?


Unfortunately, we do not cover travel costs at this time.




Can I apply for an Advanced Learner Loan more than once?


Yes, you can apply for more Advanced Learner Loans for different qualification types to help you progress in your studies. You can apply up-to a total of 4 loans, however as you are entering into a student loan in which you have to pay back, we never advise to enrol on more than one course at any time. These are extensive courses which require a lot of work and commitment, so we would recommend completing one before starting another.