Beauty Courses

Start Date
Part Time
Start Date
Part Time

This intensive 1-year course covers beauty techniques including facial treatments, skin care, lash and brow tinting and perming, makeup, manicure and pedicure. It is held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Facial treatments, including cleanse, tone, massage and masks
    • Selecting appropriate products for skin care
    • Skin diseases and disorders
    • Lash and brow tinting and shaping
    • Light beauty makeup
    • Manicure and pedicure including specialised hand and foot treatments
    • Waxing
    • Tanning
    • Related anatomy and physiology, including bones, muscles, the cell, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the nails and hair
    • Professional conduct
    • Reception
    • Stock display
    • Health and safety.

    You will be taught by practising professional tutors who specialise in beauty therapy. Your tutor will monitor your progress throughout the year and deal with any problems that arise.

    In addition to the course fee, registration fee, and exam fees, you will also need to purchase a beauty kit (approx £250) and pay a materials charge of approx £100.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £210.78 - beauty kit, tunic and textbooks

  • Entry Requirements
    You should have a good general educational background with good written English. GCSE Biology is an advantage. You must be highly motivated and able to practice your treatments at home. We recommend that you spend at least 4 hours of home study per week in order to successfully achieve this qualification. 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

    Level 3 Beauty Therapy Treatments to become a fully qualified beauty therapist, or further part-time courses. To progress you will be interviewed and need a good level of attendance.

  • Assessment Method

    You will be continually assessed throughout the year through written and practical assessments and online test papers.

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 15/09/2021

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques


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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If you have already applied for a September 2020 course, you would have already been invited to enrolment.

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If you prefer to enrol with us remotely, please phone us on 0208 326 2000