What you'll learn

The programme covers a wide range of skills including advanced skin care and electrical facial treatments such as micro-dermabrasion and non surgical face lifting to Indian Head massage and body electrotherapy slimming treatments as well as manual and spray tanning techniques. You will learn a range of massage techniques, including Swedish, aromatherapy and deep tissue.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills in preparing the skin, and applying beauty therapy products and electrical equipment to the skin, using a variety of different techniques. You will develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

This qualification is carried out in a real salon environment and provides you with the opportunity to learn beauty therapy skills whilst working on real clients. It is important for you to have the opportunity to learn in a real working environment to support you to gain future paid employment. The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

You will learn in our training centre within a realistic working environment. By the end of your qualification, you’ll be demonstrating your skills on paying clients. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a tasks, to assess your practical skills.

This qualification can help you to move into employment or self employment as a beauty Therapist or develop you to become a senior member of staff. It also acts as a route into qualifications such as: Level 4 Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector, Complimentary therapies or Foundation degrees.

Employment options include: Working as a Beauty therapist, Skin Care Consultant, in a spa as well as opportunities to work on Cruise ships, VIP airport departure lounges providing treatments and at 4* and 5* hotels.

Duration is an academic year starting in September – Two days per week, term time only  9am – 4pm

Attendance for 16-18 age group & 19+ age group is Tuesday or Thursday


Cost = £3345.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18
  • Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £16,009.50
  • Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

This qualification is available as a student loan: ATL Advanced Learner Loans

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship.