Beauty Therapy Courses

Course Area Overview




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.

Is it for me?

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