Beauty Therapy

Build practical skills along with theory to prepare yourself for work.

Don’t just learn about it, be about it! Undertake 60+ hours per year of therapist work experience, including working within our on-campus beauty salons.

You will have the opportunity to build the foundation of your professional experience within our on-site training salons before testing your skills with paying clients. You will also visit other local salons, attend masterclasses, visit trade exhibitions, and take part in competitions to boost your skills, knowledge and creativity. Previous students on this programme also had the opportunity to travel to Thailand and complete a qualification in Thai massage!

Alongside learning about how to apply beauty treatments, you’ll also learn about the human body. This will help you to better understand the effects of the treatments and develop your technique.

By choosing a career in this industry, you will have the opportunity to combine creativity with customer care; helping people to look and feel great.

Beauticians are specialists in discussing and understanding client requirements, analysing and advising on skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments, and applying cosmetics. Completion of a Beauty Therapy diploma can lead to job roles such as beauty therapist, spa manager, salon manager and dermatology specialist, to name a few.

This industry is particularly strong, with nearly £2 billion a year spent on beauty treatments. Forecasts also predict that between 2020 and 2025, the increase in jobs for beauticians and related roles in England are set to see a 4% increase, which is much higher than the overall job market.

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Lauren, Beauty Therapy, Level 3 The facilities are better for beauty, the staff are absolutely lovely, and it is an overall nicer environment to be in as opposed to other colleges.
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