Beauty therapy and make-up

Beauty Therapy and Make-Up

A choice of beauty therapy and make-up courses are available with us, from level 1 right up to degree level. Most level 1 learners stay on to complete a level 2 course with us.

We have our own beauty salons at our Freemen’s Park Campus, which are open to the public, so as well as learning in a classroom you will get to put lessons into practice, all under the supervision of industry experienced tutors.

If you are on the beauty therapy and hairdressing courses at Leicester College you will work and train alongside industry-experienced experts in our commercial salon environment.

Who are Leicester College's beauty therapy and make-up courses for?

Our courses are suitable both for school leavers as well as older people and/or those with some experience in the industry. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications and work experience – many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a professional beauty therapist or make-up artist.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential a part of your course, and you may be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit, technical drawing equipment and stationery. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment – that is to say, you will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your work.

Kasey Taylor

Kasey Taylor

Artistic Make-up and Special Effects Foundation Degree

"I came to Leicester College and completed the levels 2 and 3 and have just completed the foundation degree. I’ve learnt a lot, I’ve shocked myself, I never thought I’d be able to produce the type of work I can now.”

Kasey won the Principals Award for Outstanding Achievement. During his time at the College, he travelled to make-up conventions, did make-up at Alton Towers Scare Fest and also got himself a job at Make-up Forever in Debenhams.

Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0039

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is a two-year university-level programme which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure a career in artistic makeup within the fashion/media and prosthetics industry. This degree is designed to give you experience and skills to contribute to the economic and cultural development of your chosen profession, whilst enhancing your career prospects […]

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Asian Bridal Make-up

Course Code: C0636

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Nov 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

With expert teaching and an industry standard learning environment, this hobby course has the potential to lead you into a new career in the make up industry. From simple to glamorous looks, the skills and knowledge from this hobby course has the potential to take you in a new direction.

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Gel Nails

Course Code: C6540

Key Information

  • Start Date 25 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course will include theory and practical of the application and removal of gel nails. Practical and theory knowledge related to gel nails will be taught along with communication and consultation. Health, hygiene and safety will also be taught in relation to this subject. Knowledge of contra-indications and contra-actions will be discussed as well as […]

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Beauty and Spa Therapy Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3

Course Code: C6946

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The beauty sector is currently worth £30 billion to the UK economy..This Diploma in Beauty Spa Therapy aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge. The course covers how to promote and sell products and services, massage, facial and body electrotherapy treatments and providing dry spa treatments.

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Beauty Introductory Diploma level 1

Course Code: C0610

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is an introductory programme that gives you knowledge and skills for the Beauty Therapy sector. The course will allow you to explore your interest in the beauty sector and gain an insight into the industry. You will develop a range of basic practical skills working on the hands and face. Within the course […]

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Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6841

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This qualification will give you the required level to work within the Beauty Therapy industry as a level 2 Therapist. Beauty Therapy is a caring and rewarding industry but also requires hard work and dedication. This course is very intense, both practically and theoretically which requires total commitment and self-study at home in order to […]

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Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5271

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This level 2 technical certificate in make-up artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry. This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years. You don’t need any previous knowledge […]

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Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma level 3

Course Code: C6226

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This level 3 technical diploma in make-up artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up industry. You will also be required to complete 36 hours’ external work experience and an employer involvement programme. If […]

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Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0039

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is a two-year university-level programme which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure a career in artistic makeup within the fashion/media and prosthetics industry. This degree is designed to give you experience and skills to contribute to the economic and cultural development of your chosen profession, whilst enhancing your career prospects […]

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