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Beauty Therapy and Make-up Courses

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.

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Gel Nails – C6540

Course Code: C6540

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Jun 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 3 weeks
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Whether your studying as a hobby or trialing the course as a potential career change, our gel nails course will inspire you to get creative. Learn about the theory and practice your practical work in our working salon. Our short course is a real treat to use personally or enhance your beauty knowledge.

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Introduction to Massage – C7430

Course Code: C7430

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 28 Jun 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7.5 hours per week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Introduce a new treatment to your offer with our short course in massage therapy. Our team of experts will teach you the practical and theoretical knowledge related to body massage will be taught along with communication and consultation. Your new skill will help you in the beauty industry and help you gain new clients.

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Party Lashes and Lash Tints – C7437

Course Code: C7437

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 02 Jul 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7.5 hours per week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Getting glammed up and being pampered is many peoples favourite relaxing treatment to unwind. With this one-day course, you can learn a new skill that is not only helpful in your personal life but could kickstart a brand-new career for you in the beauty industry.

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Indian Head Massage – C7433

Course Code: C7433

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Jul 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Relax and unwind with our short course in Indian Head Massage where you can learn the benefits of traditional massage therapy. Taking this course can add to your beauty skills, and you may want to start a whole new career. We'll teach you the practical and theoretical skills required to qualify in this course.

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Threading – C7435

Course Code: C7435

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Jul 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7.5 hours per week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learn new and painless techniques in hair removal with our short course in threading. In an industry with ever-evolving treatments, these new skills is a great way to keep yourself or future clients options. This course will include theory and the practical knowledge of threading as a method of hair removal

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Hopi Ear Candles – C7434

Course Code: C7434

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 08 Jul 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Holistic therapy is growing in popularity, with many people seeking out new ways to relax and unwind. This treatment is something that may make you stand out from other beauty therapists and secure new clients. Our short course will help you learn the theory and practical skills to deliver this treatment.

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Gel Polish – C7436

Course Code: C7436

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Jul 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7.5 hours per week
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that not all of us have the beauty expertise we initially thought Why not take our short course and learn how to give yourself the self-care you deserve. Over one day you will learn how to do a basic manicure application and removal of gel polish.

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Beauty and Spa Therapy Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 – C6946

Course Code: C6946

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The beauty sector is currently worth £30 billion to the UK economy... our Diploma in Beauty and 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 – C0610

Course Code: C0610

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

You may not be sure if you want to go into beauty therapy and that's ok, with our level 1 course we'll introduce you to the course and give you a taste of what you can learn at higher levels. You will learn different aspects include hair, makeup and beginner spa treatments to get you started.

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