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Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Mode of study Vocational Full Time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 2 September 2019
Course code FLR2BSD (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is suitable if you have a keen interest in beauty therapy and wish to find employment as a Beauty Therapist or a Beauty Consultant within salons, clinics, hotels, spas and cruise ships. Working towards Level 3 Massage or Level 3 Make-Up after this programme would be the long-term goal but is not an automatic process. Progression and development will be monitored to determine individual learning plans and identify goals and options. Students will be required to have an informal discussion with the tutor and complete a trade assessment before acceptance to the Level 3 Beauty programme.

  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above are needed. Good communication and personal presentation skills and a keen interest in beauty therapy. Mature candidates will be exempt, depending upon experience.

  • What does the course involve

    This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist.
    Health safety and hygiene
    Consultation techniques and client care
    Manicure treatments
    Pedicure treatments
    Waxing services
    Facial treatments
    Skin type analysis
    Eyebrow shaping services
    Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
    Make-up applications
    Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists

    Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facial treatments, skin analysis, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eyelash/eyebrow treatments and make-up applications.

    In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, the awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

    There is an opportunity to work towards the Extended Diploma for students who have achieved A-C in both Maths and English. This will allow you to gain additional skills from within the industry.

    English and/or maths are integrated into the programme for those who do not have a grade 4 or above.

    On successful completion of the qualification followed by a personal interview and trade test, candidates may progress to Level 3 Beauty and Make-Up Techniques or Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies.

  • How is the course assessed

    All programme work is continually assessed in oral, practical and written situations with project work and portfolio building.

  • How much does it cost

    It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst in salon sessions. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practice skills out of College. Order forms are available at the Group Interview event.

  • Additional Notes

    As part of the course you may be required to have a work placement working within local industry to gain an insight into the workings of the Beauty Therapy Industry and take part in promotional activities: - Pamper days, off site promotional work, attend trade events. In house training may include: - Dermalogica skin products, nail art, Make-up techniques, Spray Tanning.


  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Caitlin Morton

Caitlin Morton

Level 3 in Beauty Therapy
Previous Institution: The Grove School, Market Drayton

I really enjoyed working on clients in College, performing massage with pre blended Aromatherapy oils and hot stones. I gained my position at Albrighton Hall spa in the second year of my course and I felt the course prepared me for employment.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Level 2 Award in Cutting Men’s Hair

I was a plumber and wanted a career change. My friend who runs a barber’s inspired me to join the part-time Cutting Men’s Hair course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The teachers and facilities were great and learning in the evening meant I could carry on with my day job. Four months after completing the course I had opened The Fade Inn, my own Barber’s in Shrewsbury.

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Career Options

  • Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

    Up to £27,000

  • Beauticians and related occupations

    Up to £32,000


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