Beauty Courses

Start Date
Part Time
Start Date
Part Time

This course covers full professional face and skin care treatment, facials, makeup, manicure and pedicure, anatomy and physiology and depilatory waxing of facial and body hair, lash and brow tinting, eyebrow shaping and lash perming. You will take part in salon administration and reception duties.

  • About the Course

    You will learn through theory and practical classes (including practising all treatments on fellow students prior to working on clients), projects, role plays, case studies, work experience, competitions, and reception duties. The clients visiting our working salons require a wide range of treatments, and you will perform all portfolio evidence assessments on external clients.

    You will study:

    • Facials
    • Makeup
    • Manicure and pedicure
    • Essential knowledge: anatomy and physiology
    • Depilatory waxing
    • Lash and brow tinting, eyebrow shaping, and lash perming
    • Tanning
    • Stock display
    • Reception
    • Salon administration.

    In each unit you will perform practical skills, submit course work tasks and sit tests. To gain employment in all skills and to graduate to Level 3 the full award is necessary.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £210.78 - beauty kit, tunic and textbooks

  • Entry Requirements
    A good general education with 2 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-5, preferably including English language and a science subject, or successful completion of Foundation Level Beauty Therapy with functional skills in English. You need patience, tolerance, creativity and a desire to succeed. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments to become a fully qualified beauty therapist.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is continuous, consisting of practical assessment, oral questions, written tests and homework. You will provide evidence to show you have reached a level of competence. All assessment will be in agreement with candidate and assessor, and all deadlines must be met. Written assessment papers will provide further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. You will collate all evidence in a portfolio consisting of:

    • Performance evidence: This would take place in the practical class or workplace.
    • Oral questioning: The questions must relate to the practical performance.
    • Written questions: As with the oral questioning, written questions will form part of the supplementary evidence.
    • Working diary: This will show the range of treatments you have performed.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Part Time

Level 2

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2021

VTCT (VRQ) Level 2 Diploma


Holly Morgan
Lecturer in Beauty Therapy

“Before becoming a teacher I worked as a beauty therapist in salons, spas and on cruise ships.”

Holly Morgan
West Thames College

One of the top 3 Colleges in London *

* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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