Beauty Therapy Intermediate - MK College

Beauty Therapy Intermediate

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The world of beauty therapy is an exciting industry to be a part of, whether you choose to work in a spa, salon or running your own business. Over 245,000 people work in the industry across 55,000 businesses and it turns over £6.2 billion a year in the UK alone.

The industry is based on creativity, innovation and what’s on trend. From contouring to charcoal face masks or even micro blading, beauty is fast-paced and ever-evolving, meaning you’re guaranteed to have a diverse and exciting career after one of our beauty therapy courses.

What will I do?

Our beauty therapy courses include the required treatments to work effectively as a beauty specialist including: waxing techniques, applying make-up, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, facial skincare, client care, health, safety and salon reception duties.

Career opportunities from our beauty therapy courses include working in a commercial salon as well as becoming an Independent/self-employed/mobile specialist.

Whilst this beauty therapy course’s main purpose is to prepare you for employment as a beauty specialist, learners often choose to develop their skills further by progressing onto Beauty Therapy Advanced, allowing you to gain employment within spas and performing advanced beauty treatments within salons.

Units in this beauty therapy courses include:

  • Manual and spray tanning, threading
  • Trip to Professional Beauty exhibition, London/ Birmingham
  • Work experience placement to enhance learning and client care and communication skills
  • One day ear piercing course
  • Talks, visits and workshops from Industry experts

What’s next?

As a qualified Beauty Therapist, you will have a multitude of options open to you. This course is ideal to develop your skills to move on to our Beauty Therapy Advanced course. Your skills can take you wherever in the world you may want to go. You can find work, start your own business or you could decide to use your qualifications towards higher education, perhaps at university, to specialise in your favourite area.

Beauty therapy course students from Milton Keynes College have found work with some very prestigious employers including top spas like Champneys and Aqua Sana at Centre Parcs. Others have travelled the world with the prestigious cruise liner, Steiner.

Is it for me?

Are you always keeping up with the latest skin care products, eyebrow techniques and make-up trends? Do you like using your skills to help people feel better about themselves? Working in the Beauty industry can be incredibly rewarding. Whether you are giving some much needed pampering or transforming someone for a special event, you can really make a difference to not just how people look but how they feel too.

Professionalism is essential to succeeding in this industry and therefore this beauty therapy course, as is continually developing your skillset. You should have a real passion for beauty therapy, as well as be a friendly and sociable person.

Entry Requirements

You will require GCSE Maths & English, one subject at Grade 4 (minimum) and the other to be at Grade 3 (minimum), to study Level 2 Beauty.

Once we have received your application you will be invited to a programme interview which will give you the chance to ask any questions you have about the course and for us to discuss which level you are most suited to based on your current / predicted results. 

If you meet the entry requirements you will be enrolled on our Level 2 programme where you will gain a specialist qualification in your chosen area. If you don’t quite meet the entry requirements for Level 2 you will be enrolled onto our Skills Academy programme. Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to pick up essential study stills whilst still gaining technical knowledge in your chosen area. On completion of this course you will gain a Vocational Studies Certificate which will enable you to progress onto a full Level 2 specialist programme.

Course Information

  1. Beauty Therapy Intermediate



    9 Sep 2024


    Mon to Sat


    Graduate Salon

    • FEES

    • 16 – 18

      Fully Funded

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


More information is available on Fees & Funding for 19 + here and EEA Nationals here.

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