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Beauty Specialist

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice as a Beauty Specialist
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Beauty Specialist
  • Receive the Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*
  • Be eligible for full membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

We may not be able to prevent nature’s impact on our appearance but we are in a position to reduce certain of its effects on our skin. At around the age of 25, the first signs of ageing begin to appear.  In this course the student is taught how a ‘facial’ can help with any specific problem and generally improve the overall condition.  Furthermore, you will be taught skincare routines that will help you or your client to look and feel better.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Skin Analysis and Consultation
      • How to Carry Out a Consultation
      • Diagnosis
      • Contra-indications
      • Analysis and Diagnosis Form
    • Treatment Preparation
      • Equipment and Materials Required
      • Preparing the Area
  • Lesson Two
    • Skin Types
    • Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising
      • Preparation
      • Cleansing of the Eyes and Lips
      • Cleansing of the Face and Neck
      • Toning
      • Blotting
      • Moisturising
      • Client Care
  • Lesson Three
    • The Skin
      • Functions
      • Composition
      • Summary of the Functions of the Skin
      • Facial Imperfections
  • Lesson Four
    • The Skin (Continued)
      • Dermatology Terms
      • Skin Conditions
      • Skin Cancer
    • Masks
      • Application
      • Types of Mask
      • Recipes
      • Ingredients
  • Lesson Five
    • Sterilisation
      • Methods
      • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Disinfection
      • Methods
    • Hygiene
      • Salon
      • Personal
    • Home Care
      • Advice
      • Skin-Care Routines
      • General
  • Lesson Six
    • Steaming
      • Benefits
      • Precautions
      • Procedure
      • Contra-Indications
      • Comedone (Blackhead) Extraction
    • Tests for Skin Types
    • Professional Ethics
  • Lesson Seven
    • Cosmetic Chemistry and Products Used
      • Cleansers
      • Toners
      • Moisturisers
      • Night Creams
      • Masks
      • Glossary of Skin Care Product Ingredients and Cosmetic Terms
    • Exfoliation
      • Method
  • Lesson Eight
    • Massage
      • Massage of the Face and Neck
    • Eyebrow Shaping
    • Eyelash Tinting
  • Lesson Nine
    • Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Skeletal System
      • The Muscular System
      • Muscles of the Face
      • Muscles of Mastication
      • Muscles of the Neck, Chest and Shoulders
      • Motor Points of the Face
      • The Circulatory System
      • Blood Supply to the Face and Head
      • Lymph
  • Lesson Ten
    • Sales Techniques
      • Promoting Products and Services
    • The Complete Facial
      • Procedure for a Full Facial

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.