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Beauty Therapist

Professional Development

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 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

Every beautician needs to be able to offer a range of treatments to clients.  The modern woman has more opportunity than ever before to keep herself well-groomed and attractive, and this course offers training in some of the most popular of today’s treatments.


  • Lesson One
    • Anatomy of the Hair and Skin/
      • Client Reception and Professional Ethics
      • Types of Hair
      • Structure of the Hair
      • Stages of Growth
      • Structure of the Skin
      • Terminology
      • Client Reception/Preparation and Professional Ethics
  • Lesson Two
    • Methods of Hair Removal
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Types of Wax and their Uses
      • Preparation for Wax Depilation
      • Safe Application and Removal
      • Application of Wax on Individual Areas
      • Safety Precautions
  • Lesson Three
    • Special Points to Note when Waxing
      • Face Waxing
      • Waxing Problems
      • Over-reaction Problems
      • Hot Vs Warm Wax
      • Contraindications to Wax Depilation
      • Other Points to Note
  • Lesson Four
    • Artificial Nails and Semi-permanent Nail Extensions
      • Introduction
      • Products Used
      • Equipment
      • Preparing the Nails for Treatment
  • Lesson Five
    • Nail Application and Maintenance
      • Fibreglass Nails
      • Problem-solving
      • Gel Nails
      • Refill and After-Care
  • Lesson Six
    • Make-Up
      • Demonstrations
      • Five Steps to a Perfect Skin
      • Day, Evening and Special Occasion Make-Up
      • Basic Product Checklist
      • Make-Up and Room Preparation
      • Treatment Procedure
      • Hygiene Precautions
      • Cleaning Tools and Equipment

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around theUK 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.