Beauty Therapist (Beauty treatments)

Level: Professional Development – QLS Level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Beauty Therapy to expand your existing practice, or gain a foundation qualification prior to continuing your studies to become a practitioner
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Be eligible for full membership of The Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)
  • Complete further studies via our bespoke Beauty Therapy Professional pathways and specialise in Beauty Therapy

This course is available on our unique online platform with access to accompanying videos and interactive media to support your theory work. There is essential practical training for this course which you can book when you are ready along with 6 case studies.

Course overview

This course will develop the skills you have learnt in your previous studies in areas such as waxing, and make up and nail application, allowing you to offer a range of popular treatments to your clients.

Case Studies

As part of your course you will be required to submit six case studies which will be assessed by your tutor. These will demonstrate your ability to put your studies into practice.


  • Unit One – Anatomy of the Hair and Skin
    • Introduction
    • Structure of the Skin
    • Structure of the Hair
    • Stages of Hair Growth
  • Unit Two – Methods of Depilation
    • Introduction
    • Methods of Depilation
    • Types of Wax and their Uses
    • Preparing for Waxing Treatments
    • Application and Removal of Wax
    • Safety Precautions
  • Unit Three – Special Points to Note when Waxing
    • Reactions to Waxing
    • Hot Vs Warm Wax
    • Facial Waxing
    • Contraindications to Wax Depilation
    • Other Points to Note
  • Unit Four – Artificial Nails
    • Temporary versus ‘Permanent’ Options
    • Products Used for Nail Application
    • Equipment
    • How to Prepare Natural Nails Before Application
  • Unit Five – Application of Artificial Nails
    • How to Apply and Remove Adhesive False Nails
    • Working with Gels, Acrylics and Fibreglass
    • Refills and After-Care
    • Removal of Gels and Acrylics
  • Unit Six – Make-Up Application and General Client Care
    • Introduction
    • Preparing the Skin for Make-up Application
    • Make-up Products and Application Tools
    • A Basic Procedure
    • Hygiene and Safety Considerations
    • A Professional Approach to Client Care

Practical training

Practical Training is essential for this course. For further information please call us on Freephone 0800 731 9271 or 01409 220 400. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration fee included.