The Academy Fund Allowance

Receive up to a £400 Allowance towards the cost of a Training course with The Academy Fund Allowance – ‘TAFA’

You could use the money to train for a specific job or skill set in the wide ranging Beauty Industry. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of TAFA approved courses on offer. The Academy Fund want to confirm that TAFA is NOT a loan, you don’t have to pay it back!

We hope this is the good news you wanted to hear . So start searching for a TAFA approved course below and apply online.

Our Accredited Beauty Courses

Search for your chosen TAFA Approved beauty course here:

Is The Academy Fund Allowance (TAFA ) right for me?

You could receive up to £400 towards a single Training Course per year. TAFA funding could be right for you if you’re:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Not in education or receiving any other Training grants or Funding
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work
  • Employed and earning less than £26,000 per year
  • Resident in the United Kingdom

The Academy Fund Allowance “TAFA” is underwritten by The Academy of Clinical Training Ltd (“ACT”)and all TAFA Funding awards can only be credited towards any approved and available ACT Training Course and the ACT’s Application decision and the amount of quantum awarded is final and confidential with no right of appeal. 

Apply Today
How to Apply:

Firstly search online for our TAFA Approved Courses or call our friendly staff to talk through your requirements. 

You can then apply for funding for your chosen course by clicking the ‘Apply Today’ link to request an application form; within this you simply need to provide your age, a resident UK Home address , employment or benefit details, a valid email address, a telephone number and your Income Details.

Once you’ve applied for funding, we will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to book your course. 

You will have 12 weeks from the time your application is successful, to make a booking with us for a Training course . If all the required information is available at the application stage we hope to confirm your funding award within 48 hours of your application.


We want to make sure our TAFA is accessible to all learners.

If you have a special requirement or a disability and would like some additional help, please contact our helpline on 0330 016 5400

You can also email us at:

Forces Personnel

Under the temporary non-resident arrangements, forces personnel are treated as being resident at the establishment where they are based. If they are ordinarily resident* in the United Kingdom but are serving overseas, they would be eligible.

*Ordinarily resident means that you live in The United Kingdom year after year by choice, apart from temporary or occasional absences such as holidays or business trips. Living here totally or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education may not count as being ordinarily resident. If you are not a UK national, you must be settled in the UK (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) immediately before the date on which you made your application.

Your Next Step

Apply for Funding

If you wish to apply for the The Academy Fund Allowance, please complete the application form.

If you are interested in finding out more about The Academy Fund Allowance then please contact us using the detail below.

Call 01236 737270