Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
This study programme covers a range of advanced beauty treatments, including specialised electrical face and body treatments, and electrolysis. You will also develop skills in general beauty therapy treatments, such as head and body massage for relaxation and stress relief.
The course includes a business-focus, and covers how to effectively manage a salon, the importance of health and safety, and promoting products and services.
You will have plenty of opportunity to practise what you are learning on real customers in our salon, under the guidance of professional beauty experts. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the relevant anatomy and physiology and will further develop your English skills.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the beauty salon as well as through observations, an e-portfolio, online testing, assignments and oral questioning.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
On successful completion of the course you can develop your skills further through a range of courses in beauty, spa therapies or make-up artistry, or progress to employment. Career opportunities as a beauty therapist exist in a variety of settings, including: