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Beauty Therapy

Course Code: BTVR, BTVRC

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm

About the course

Do you want to train for a job as a beauty therapist, beauty massage therapist or beauty business owner? City College Plymouth can help take your skills in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, make-up and eye treatments to the next level with the City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy. You will need to be a good communicator and have excellent customer service, as you will practice on fellow students before you begin working on clients! As well as the practical training element, you will also learn about health and safety and how to promote products and services during this excellent one year, part-time course.

What you'll learn

You will study the following beauty therapy skills and techniques:

  • manicures
  • pedicures
  • facials
  • waxing
  • eye treatments
  • make-up
  • health and safety
  • threading
  • tanning treatments.

All units will be assessed practically and theoretically.You will be required to attend up to ten Saturday classes, 9.30am – 4.00pm.

Entry requirements

You will need to have:

  • four GCSEs at grades D-F (3-1), preferably to include a science-based subject
  • a level 1 qualification in hair and beauty
  • customer service experience
  • good personal presentation

You will be assessed via an online tests and assignments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the level 3 diploma in Body and Spa Therapy or Nail Technology Studies, or a range of further level 3 awards to advance your skills in beauty therapy.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: BTVR

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £500

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.