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About the course

Learn the basic skills and techniques of Beauty Therapy. You have the opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above plus grade 4 in English.

A successful completion of the Level 1 hair and beauty with clear progress on English skills may also be considered.

You will need to carry out at least 30 hours of work experience.

How much does it cost?

£633 for Adult Learners

Beauty kit, uniform, shoes, A4 lever arch files, pens, textbook. Approx cost £230.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Why study?

Beauty Therapy is the ideal course for you if you are interested in making people look and feel great. A career in Beauty Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore an exciting industry with a vast array of career opportunities.

  • Manicure treatments 
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Waxing treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Basic make-up 
  • Basic lash treatments 

Guest speakers:

  • Sally’s 
  • Eve Taylor 
  • Studex
  • OPI

Where will this course take me?

You could go straight into work or you could progress to study:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy 
  • Level 2 Award in Gel Nails 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Possible job roles:

  • Beautician 
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Manager
  • Spa Therapist 
  • Beauty Teacher

Our learners have experienced positive work placements at the following salons:

Zoe Dee Hair and Beauty
Funky Tips
Mode Beauty Therapy
Salon 35
The Beauty Bar

Core modules

  • Working in the beauty related industries 
  • Follow Health and safety in the salon 
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries 
  • Promote products and service to clients in a salon 
  • Salon reception duties
  • Provide facial skincare 
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments  

Optional modules

  • Apply make-up
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector 

How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon and classroom-based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to complete hairdressing/beauty/barbering services on paying clients in the commercial salon.

It is expected that you may need to bring in your own clients for practical assessments. Educational trips will also be available to enhance learning.

You will be assessed through:

  • Online exams
  • Practical observations
  • Assignments

Will I have to provide anything?

  • Beauty kit
  • uniform
  • shoes
  • pens
  • textbook

Approximate cost £300

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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