Course starts: September 2020

Duration: 10 months

Part-time study

Age groups

19+, Adult

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This course provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for a career in beauty therapy. You’ll research all the possible career pathways in the industry and develop the practical skills needed for you to progress. The course is taught in our state-of-the-art Opus Salon, which enables you to work with real clients and gain valuable industry experience.

The course covers treatments, customer service skills and support with understanding the complexities of human anatomy and physiology.

An exciting range of extra-curricular activities and community projects are part of the course.


Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths, and a Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent industry experience.


What will I learn?

You’ll study a range of units alongside anatomy and physiology, and the science behind each technical service.

You’ll also gain knowledge and experience of:

  • Communication and team-building skills involved in working with colleagues and ways of forming good relationships
  • Promotion and selling products and services to clients, including giving advice on services and products and optimising increased revenue. This includes organising promotional events and may include opportunities to participate in activities not included on your timetable



Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Provide body electrical treatments

Provide facial electrical treatments

Provide body massage treatments

Provide electrical epilation treatments

Provide Indian head massage

Provide stone therapy treatments



You’ll be assessed through a combination of practical tasks, knowledge and understanding tests, online exams and oral questioning. Self-directed study will also need to be completed outside of your teaching timetable.


Enrichment opportunities

Extra-curricular activities and community projects are included, and participation is mandatory for some (a cost may apply for additional professional certifications), as well as a trip to the national beauty exhibition in London.

You’re encouraged to take part in college extra-curricular activities and exercise and you will be required to participate in weekly health and wellness classes that incorporate various forms of exercise and training, as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques.


Career and progression

You can progress to university and continue to develop your skills. If you’d rather start your career, this internationally-recognised qualification will allow you to work in salons and spas, as well as on cruise ships or contracts in the Caribbean, Canada, UAE and Europe.


Additional costs

Students will be expected to buy a kit and a uniform for the course, and provide lever arch folders, dividers and stationery for note-taking and revision.