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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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Beauty and Spa Therapy Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 – C6946

Course Code: C6946

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 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 – C0610

Course Code: C0610

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 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 – C6841

Course Code: C6841

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Build your own business or aspire to work for a spa with our beauty therapy course. You will learn a range of practical skills in treatments such as manicure, facials and hair removal through practical study in our working salon. You will also have the advantage of practicing good customer service with your customers.

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Make-Up Artistry Technical Certificate level 2 – C5271

Course Code: C5271

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Are you an aspiring Make-up Artist? Enrol onto this course and gain essential skills and experience to start your career. Learn about the industry and learn to use different techniques to create different looks for clients. You’ll gain lots of invaluable experience on this course.

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Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 – C6226

Course Code: C6226

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Do you want to gain a higher qualification in the make-up industry and advance your skillset in this field even further? This course could be the one for you. This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and/or training, or to enter the world of work within the make-up industry.

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Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree – C0039

Course Code: C0039

Key Information

  • Start Date 21 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Secure your career in fashion or media by completing this unique course in artistic make-up and special effects. Your learning will specialize in developing unique skills with up-to-date techniques used in today's industry. Delivered by a team of expert staff and visits from industry guest speakers you will develop both your confidence and employability skills.

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Asian Bridal Make-up – C0636

Course Code: C0636

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Apr 2021
  • 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 – C6540

Course Code: C6540

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Jun 2021
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 3 weeks
  • 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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Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree – C0039

Course Code: C0039

Key Information

  • Start Date 23 Sep 2021
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Secure your career in fashion or media by completing this unique course in artistic make-up and special effects. Your learning will specialize in developing unique skills with up-to-date techniques used in today's industry. Delivered by a team of expert staff and visits from industry guest speakers you will develop both your confidence and employability skills.

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