Beauty Therapy

Subject Leader: Mrs W Rook

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Beauty is being happy in your own skin.


Subject overview

Beauty therapy is delivered within our purpose-built salon, which allows our students to experience, first hand, the techniques and procedures used within the industry.

We offer both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications from City and Guilds which offer progression opportunities for our students. The qualifications are graded based on a portfolio of evidence of practical work as well as online exams. 

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Beauty therapy is a truly global industry with City and Guilds recognised worldwide as an awarding body.  

The City and Guilds  VRQ level 2 and level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is the industry standard qualification. Students gain all manner of transferable skills, from customer service to time management and balancing finances which complement the practical technical skills.

Level 2 will teach you many different treatments within beauty therapy, starting with the theory of health & safety, industry and communication, which leads to manicures, pedicures and facials in practical studies.

Level 3 extends your knowledge to an advanced platform and introduces treatments of the body, including body massage, blended oils and hot stones. Once qualified, the training continues, as education is essential at every stage of a beauty therapist's career and it's one industry where your employees are willing to invest in your growth.  

Beauty therapy offers a diverse career pathway: salon manager, brand manager or educator for a product line, employment on cruise ships, hotels and spa, theatre, television, and work in editorial/fashion to teach the next generation.

You will cover topics such as:

  • Manicure/pedicure/acrylic & gels      
  • Facials/eyelash and brow/extensions
  • Body massage/blended oils
  • Reception duties 
  • Promoting products and services 
  • Health and safety                                                       
  • Communication