About us and Testimonials

About us and Testimonials

With over 30 years of experience, the Cosmetic Consultants Beauty Training School offers a wide range of beauty therapy training courses taught in a professional and friendly environment. Situated in West Bridgford we are just 2 miles from Nottingham city centre and train station. East Midlands airport is just over 12 miles away.

Our courses are aimed at both beginners and qualified therapists wishing to extend their range of skills. All courses are recognised and accredited for insurance purposes and government licensing where necessary.

You can rest assured that you will be training in a completely professional environment with our highly qualified experienced trainers.

We provide all the equipment and products needed during your training and issue you with a training manual

When you have succesfully completed the course you will receive a Guild Accredited Diploma . The Guild is the biggest professional beauty trade in the UK. Guild accredited courses are trusted and accepted throughout the industry and recognised for their content and delivery.

We provide models for the majority of the courses to enable you to get alot of hands on experience during your training with us.

Who We Are:

We are a small friendly team proud to offer our training services here at Cosmetic Consultants. We have vast experience in training and assessment, quality assurance and management. We have worked in the beauty industry for many years in high street salons, spas, cruise liners, Further Education, and for Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Stephen J Myers - Director -BSc (Hons), ITEC, VTCT, MGHT

10 years Holistic Therapist and Cruise Ship Manager at sea, business owner

Jackie Passey - Training Manager and Coordinator, Cert Ed, IHBC, VTCT, C&G, MGTL

36 yrs experience in the Beauty Therapy Industry working in High street Salons, Cruise ships, Health Spa, With 25 of these years in Further Education of which 17 in a Management Role of a large FE College

Sarah Scothern - Beauty Administrator, C&G

15 years experience in a High Street salon .

Molly Snoxell - Junior Administrator,

A level Student


All of our Trainers are fully qualified in teaching with many years experience. Our tutors have their own specialty subjects which they not only teach, but also practice in the beauty or complementary therapy field in industry or FE.

Lauren Askham- Cert ED, IBSD, ITEC, MGBT

Selina Hubbard – PTLLS, A.E. Teach Cert, IBSD, C&G, MGBT, MGTL

Merriel J Tiffen - AE. Teach Cert, IHB, IBSD, C&G, MGBT

Sonia Waterfall – Cert ED, IBSD, ITEC, BSCT, MGBT

Michelle Welsh - Cert ED, VTCT, C&G MGBT

Anna Beasley - PTTLS, ITEC, MGBT



I did the Advanced Epilation course with Merriel which was fabulous. The training was excellent and I had plenty ofpractical experience covering a wide range of treatments.I purchased the machine and sundries and left feeling well prepared and ready to practice. So, two days later I have treated my first leg red-veins with great success. Many thanks for a great course.

Jurgita Vasiakina, Beauty Therapist

I would like to say thank you to my trainer Kate Smith for giving me positive knowledge, experience and advice during the Semi-permanent Eyelash Extension course. Thank you Rachel as well for your positive attitude, advice when I really need it and, of course, for the warm welcome, always with a cup of coffee - thank you too.

Clare Barkway Smyth - The Health & Vitality Clinic

I love this place and have learned so much on each course i've done, which has enabled me to set up my own business. The tutors are so experienced and helpful and the shop has everything you need. Thanks Rachel & everyone else at Cosmetic Consultants! XX

Yvonne Tuckley - Beauty Therapist, Nailcraft

Had an absolutely wonderful experience at Cosmetic Consultants today retraining in gel extensions after 10 years! Tutor was so lovely, attentive and knowledgeable - I feel really confident to get going already! I have booked another course for 2 weeks time - and eyeing up two others to do this year. Thank you so much! X

Beth Victoria - Beauty Therapist, BW Creations

Did the two day makeup course and was soimpressed with it! Thanks guys, you've all been fab. X

Kate Walsh - Make-up Artist

Amazing facial and for a great price! Merriel was really friendly and happy to explain everything in detail. Would definately recommend! X

Shanni Rafferty

'Just a little note to say a HUGE thank you to Rachel and to Merriel for a fantastic day's training. I absolutely loved it and feel very inspired and it has given me a huge confidence boost to get going with these treatments. I thought Merriel was fantastic - a really well paced training session, with plenty of interaction and lots of really good models. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.Well done and many thanks again.'

Diane Shorleson - Beauty Therapist Aesthetic Practitioner / Electrologist

'The service provided by Cosmetic Consultants is beyond amazing! The Professional Make-Up National Diploma was excellent and it surpassed all my expectations. The tutor was extremely caring and attentive to each student, explaining each step clearly and thoroughly! So helpful and knowledgeable! We will definitely come back for another training experience... Thank you very much for a very nice training Cosmetic Consultants!'

Natasha D - Beauty Therapist

'I undertook an advanced epilation training course last year. The course was superb and delivered to a high professional standard. All of the team are friendly, approachable and efficient. I cannot fault it.The aftercare and continued support in treating clients provided by Merriel I have found extremely helpful in continuing to raise my skill set and confidence.Thank you.'

Diane Sheridan - Registered Nurse and Foot Health Practitioner

'Cosmetic Consultants are a small company always on the end of the phone if help is needed - they have always got me out of a jam at work when I have ran out of something and a client is due in. Training is always to a high standard and offer a wide range to suit our needs, a very

Dress Code:

Trianees are kindly asked to adhere to the dress code of a beauty tunic or plain t-shirt and smart trousers.