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This course is aimed at adults who wish to develop their skills in Beauty Therapy. There will be a substantial amount of home study to be able to meet the demands of this course.

If you are interested in enrolling for this course, please contact our InfoZone to book onto an information session.

Entry Requirements

Students generally require a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 'D' or above to gain entry onto the course. Mature students may be exempt from this requirement if they have appropriate work experience/life skills or additional qualifications. Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest at their interview.

Dates and Times

Start date: 18th September 2018

End date: 2nd July 2019

Time: 18.00pm - 21.00pm

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Course Content


  • Facial skincare
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes (lash and brow tinting, shaping and artificial lashes)
  • Provide make-up services
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Salon Reception
  • Make sure your own actions reduce health and safety risks
  • Promote additional products or services to clients
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Design and create a themed image

Teaching Method(s)

Students will have the opportunity to work in one of our 3 specialist salons, using professional products and equipment. Following demonstrations students will practise skills on each other, building up confidence to work on clients (students may need to bring in their own models/clients for assessment). Some theoretical aspects will be covered during lesson time but students will be required to complete the independant and guided learning/research to prepare for online exams and possible assignment work.

Exams and Assessments

You will need to prove you are competant in every aspect of the course. You will be assessed through practical observations in a realistic environment on paying clients. A portfolio of evidence is required to complete the course and support assessments. The portfolio must be handed in at the end of the course for internal verification.


City and Guilds Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy


Level 3 Beauty Therapy.

Hairdressing Level 2.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £1775.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

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