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Beauty Therapy

Course Code: BTVR, BTVRC
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: City and Guilds, Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime, Evening
  • When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9.00pm and Fridays, 9.30am - 3.00pm (plus ten Saturdays)

What's it all about?

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.

Course information

You will study the following beauty therapy skills and techniques:

  • manicures
  • pedicures
  • facials
  • waxing
  • eye treatments
  • make-up
  • health and safety
  • lash perming
  • 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.

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.

Upon successful completion you may progress to a level 3 course at the College or an Apprenticeship. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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