Course Area Overview

Beauty Therapy Courses

Beauty Therapy is a vibrant, fast-moving and diverse industry which has a wide range of career opportunities including beauty therapy, makeup artistry, nail technology, complementary therapy and aesthetics.

Courses
City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Health and Safety for the Hair and Beauty Sector

This course will develop knowledge and understanding of the legislative requirements for health and safety in the hair and beauty industry.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Make-Up

This course provides the basic application techniques for students wishing to gain an insight on make-up application.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course is suitable for Learners wanting to pursue a career in the Beauty or Cosmetic Industries.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

Level 2 will suit you if you are new to Beauty Therapy or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry, probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to increase your skills, maybe to start your first job in the area or take on more responsibility.

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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

This course is suited to students interested in a career in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Fashion and Photographic

This course is designed for those Learners wishing to follow a professional career in Makeup Artistry.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Media Make-up

This qualification is designed to develop the skills required for media makeup. It primarily concentrates on ageing a character using special fx components and prosthetic pieces.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Permanent Lashes

This course provides the application of individual permanent lashes.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Artificial Nail Structures

This qualification is suitable for those Learners wanting to pursue a career in Nail Technology. The qualification covers the theory, knowledge and application of UV Gel, Acrylic and Fibreglass systems.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage

This Level 3 Diploma in Massage is ideal if you want to develop your skills in the area of body massage.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills, from aromatherapy, reflexology, body massage, business planning through to anatomy and physiology. The Level 3 Suite of Complementary Therapies are recognised by the regulatory body CNHC and the following professional associations.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

This course is for you if you’re interested in a career in the fashion, theatrical and media make-up industry. You’ll experience the realistic work environment and develop relevant skills for progression within this fast-moving industry. The course will also involve sessions outside the normal timetabled day to ensure the requirements of the qualifications are met.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

The Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a reflexologist.

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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course is designed for learners who are interested in enhancing their career prospects in the Beauty Therapy industry.

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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – Massage Route

This course is suited to students interested in advance techniques in the beauty therapy industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a beauty salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within the beauty industry and will open various pathways for progression.

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Pearson Edexcel Higher National Diploma Hairdressing and Beauty Management

The HND Hair and Beauty Management programme provides learners with a solid foundation in management skills which can either be applied to the hair and beauty sector or be transferred to other industries and sectors.

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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage

This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a massage therapist. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.

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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to become a reflexologist. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the commercial salon and will engage with customers.

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Is it for me?

If you have an interest in beauty, health and well-being and enjoy meeting new people, beauty therapy is the perfect career for you. Hard work and determination will ensure you have a successful career ahead. The beauty therapy team look forward to supporting you to achieve this goal. Each course of study in this curriculum area will provide access to highly qualified lecturers, well-equipped salons, training on professional product ranges, industry visits, guest speakers and experience in a realistic work environment.

About the qualifications

This suite of professional and technical qualifications is designed to enable you to build the knowledge and skills needed to work in the beauty industry. As new trends appear, our courses are adapted to ensure your skills are always up-to-date and industry relevant to fully enhance your employment prospects.

Quality is the mainstay of our qualifications. Learning is achieved through continual assessment and, where required, you will have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills.

Who is it suitable for?

This route is ideal for anyone who aspires to work initially as a junior therapist in any of the following environments:

  • Commercial beauty/ complementary/spa industry
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Beauty retail chain.

You may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or other specialist routes and on to Higher National Diploma (HND) level.

Level 2 City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 3 City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 4 Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hair and Beauty Management (QCF)
City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Beauty Sector
Level 5 Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management (QCF)

Core areas of study

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • ​Health and Safety
  • Promote Additional Products or Services to Clients
  • Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work
  • Provide Facial Skincare Treatment
  • Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Lashes
  • Carry out Waxing Services
  • Provide Manicure Services
  • Provide Pedicure Services
  • Provide Make up Services
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