The LA Training Academy is renowned for its professional, accredited and friendly beauty and holistic training courses.

Whether you are a complete beginner with an interest in beauty and holistic therapies or an existing therapist wishing to update your skills, our courses are designed to give you the knowledge and practical experience to help you achieve your goals.

You can be proud of your qualification knowing it will be respected within the industry. All our courses are accredited by ABT for insurance and CPD accredited signifying the excellence of our training standards and professionalism.


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All of our courses require the theory to be done online before coming on our training courses.  This ensures we can offer the most practical help on the day…

High Quality Training

Accredited Courses

Meet Our Tutor

Louisa Ashforth

Louisa has been working within the beauty industry for over 17 years with a wealth of experience across all areas of the sector. She has built and grown her own successful salon and also developed a range of award winning skincare products. She is highly educated within all aspects of beauty therapy and teaching, with a real passion for inspiring success within others.

Equipped & Accessible

Training Academy

All our training courses are run at our well equipped and easily accessible beauty school located in Sheffield. We provide everything you need to ensure you leave the course equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to start practicing your new discipline right away.

Helping You Succeed

Practical & Theory

We are proud to provide all the help and support you need to get the most from your training course. In addition to the practical and theory you will learn on the course date we will provide you with access to high quality training materials online, to allow you to begin learning straightaway. Should you need any support later down the line we are only a phone call away.

Hear From Our Customers

Customer Reviews

  • Jo Marshall
    I attended a Reiki Level 1 Course at the Training Academy today and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Louisa is a lovely lady and an excellent Reiki Master with highly impressive teaching skills delivered in a friendly, laid back and hands on (every pun intended!) style within an ambience of soothing bliss - an oasis of calm in this frenetic world! I feel I have learnt such a lot in one afternoon and the beneficial and harmonious effects of the Reiki session carried out by my fellow learner have uplifted my spirits immensely. The unexpected refreshments on arrival were a nice touch and a great welcome to the Academy.Many thanks to Louisa (and her lovely mum!).I recommend this course to all and will now set about practising my new-found skills on my very willing fiancé!
    Jo Marshall
    Holistic Therapist | Sheffield
  • Rebecca Da Nobrega
    Thank you Louisa! it was really an amazing and lovely afternoon, I really enjoyed it and yes we all felt the calmness. Thank you again and I made a new friend too. hehehe. I've come home and just sat down to the piece. I feel very calm, relaxed and then suddenly overwhelmed of how happy I am, including tears in my eyes, happy tears.
    Rebecca Da Nobrega
    BD Therapies | Sheffield
  • Judith Sculley
    I was in 2 minds to do the Hot Stones massage course as I’ve never had it done to me but as I’ve done other massage courses plus the Hopi ear candle course with Louisa, I thought “why not”! I’m so glad I did. The course was explained thoroughly and Louisa is very knowledgable about the structure of the body. I understood everything that was explained to me as she is a very good tutor. I practiced the massage and although it felt a bit weird to me I enjoyed it. I also had the massage done to me, this was the first time I had it done and I loved it. I have done the massage on several people to date and they all felt loads better afterwards. I recommend this course or any other course Louisa is teaching as she is very professional and knows what she is talking about 😁
    Judith Sculley
  • Mottram Hall
    Louisa came to do the training at our establishment and it was fantastic! She is very thorough and definitely knows her stuff. Thank you for coming to us. We can't wait to do more courses and expand our treatments we offer. The LA Skincare products are fantastic as well and we know our clients will love them... We are so excited to offer this treatment!
    Mottram Hall
  • Helen Moffatt
    I love this treatment and cannot wait to do it on my clients, I already do massage so this is the perfect addition. Louisa was so good and made the course fun. I feel I have learnt so much more on this day course than I did at college. Thank you so much!
    Helen Moffatt
    HM Therapy | Chesterfield
  • Sarah Heaton
    I went on the HOPI Ear candle course as I suffer with tinnitus and I had heard it can help. I just wanted to do the course for myself... but it will be great to be able to do it on family and friends too. I loved the treatment! The course was brilliant and Louisa made it so interesting and I even learnt a few massage techniques which weren't officially on the course. Thank you so much Louisa.
    Sarah Heaton