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.

Courses
City & Guilds Apply Stone Therapy Massage

This course is suited to students interested in developing the expertise to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage using hot and colds stones. 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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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 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 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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 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. _x000D_

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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage

This course is suited to students interested in learning the skills to carry out the Indian Head Massage Treatment. 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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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 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

This one year 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 and potential employers. 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 NEW Foundation Degree in Hair and Beauty Management for Sep 21 - subject to approval

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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Professional Lash Technician

This unique combination of qualifications has been specifically collated to develop your practical skills to become a Lash Technician. This course is ideal for a beginner in the beauty industry. It is also suitable for a hairdresser, nail technician or make-up artist wanting to expand their skill set.

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Professional Nail Technician

This unique combination of qualifications has been specifically collated to develop your practical skills to become a nail technician._x000D_ This course is ideal for a beginner in the beauty industry. It is also suitable for a hairdresser, beauty therapist or make-up artist wanting to expand their skill set. Provide manicure services (£89 course fee), Apply LED Gel Polish (£83 course fee), Apply and Maintain Artificial Nail Enhancements (£200 course fee).

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VTCT Level 2 Award in Eyelash Perming

This has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the treatment of eyelash perming.

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VTCT Level 2 Award in Gel Polish Techniques

The VTCT Level 2 Award in LED Gel Polish Techniques is a single unit award qualification about applying, maintaining and removing LED gel polish products to the nails.

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VTCT Level 2 Award in the Art of Photographic Make-up

The course is designed to develop learners' practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.

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VTCT Level 2 Award in Threading Depilation

This has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide threading treatment.

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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments

This qualification is about providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments.

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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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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

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

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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