Are you interested in the latest fashion trends? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you creative and artistic? Then why not think about becoming a Beauty Therapist!

Work in the beauty industry is both interesting and varied. Job satisfaction is high. As a Beauty Therapist, you would usually work in a salon with other beauticians, hairdressers etc. Or you can, if you wish, decide to be your own boss and run a ‘mobile’ business, visiting your clients in their own homes. Whatever path you choose, it’s a job you’ll love doing, and you’ll make new friends too!

The great thing about the Beauty Therapist course is that you can study in your own time, at your own pace, from the comfort of home or from work. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering full support by email and post.

On successful completion of the course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award.

Please Note: As this is a theoretical course it is recommended that students gain some hands on training in a salon or practise on friends and family. To gain relevant insurance would require organisational membership and on completion of this course you can attend a one day Skype assessment which would give students additional certification from The Guild Of Beauty Professionals which would allow students to apply for membership with them. The Skype conversion course would cost an additional £95.00 and can be arranged on completion of this course.

Please email us if you would like more information on available centres for conversion courses.

The course has been mapped against the National Occupational Standards for the Beauty industry set by habia.


The comprehensive student Kit includes: Beauty Express Brush; Kit (8 piece); Foundation Brush; Clear Spatula 11cm; Clear Spatula 15cm; Mask Removing Sponges (2); Natural Sponges (3); Headband With Velcro Fixing; Plastic Make Up Palette; Disp/Lip Brushes (25); Disp/Mascara Brushes (25); Disp/Eyeliner Brushes (25); and Disp/Applicators (25).

The Home Study Courses Include the Following 8 Units:-

  • Unit 1 - Health and Safety at Work – Safety in the Salon

The following topics are covered: Chemicals; Over-exposure to chemicals; Ventilation; Eye protection; Cumulative trauma disorders; Carpel tunnel syndrome; Matter and energy; Element, atom, compound & molecule; Adhesion; Monomers and polymers; and Light and energy.

  • Unit 2 – Salon Etiquette

The following topics are covered: Salon conduct; Professional ethics; and Professional appearance.

  • Unit 3 – Anatomy and Basic Skin Care

The following topics are covered: Function; Structure; Epidermis; Dermis; Body temperature; Nourishment; Nerves; Glands; Skin conditions and disorders; Muscular system; Skeletal system; Blood; and Skin.

  • Unit 4 – Skin Care & Facials

The following topics are covered: Cleansing the Skin; Make-up removers; Toning the skin; Moisturising the skin; Deep cleansing; Facials; Skin analysis; Massage technique; Exfoliate; and Face masks.

  • Unit 5 - Enhance Facial Appearance Using Make-Up

The following topics are covered: Face; Eyes; Eyebrows; Lips; Treatment room; Client record card; Reactions; and Application.

  • Unit 6 – Improving the Appearance & Condition of the Nails

The following topics are covered: Manicure and pedicure; Anatomy; Disorders; Infections; Bacteria; Client consultation; Varnish; Paraffin wax treatment; Hand massage; Pedicure; & Foot massage.

  • Unit 7 – Remove & Lighten Hair

The following topics are covered: Structure of the hair; Hair removal; Reactions; and Home care advice.

  • Unit 8 – Improving the Appearance of Eyebrows & Lashes

The following topics are covered: Shaping; Tinting; Perming; False eyelashes; and Reactions.


There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive a Beauty Therapy Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Further information about Ofqual's Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. This means that the course developers (UKDLP) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.

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