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.

Amy Biddulph

Amy Biddulph

Foundation Degree Artistic Make-up and Special Effects

The graduation ceremony is a day I'll look back on and be really proud. My aim is to setup a freelance business doing make-up and special effects for TV and film. I really enjoyed doing my degree at Leicester College, the tutors were really supportive.

Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree

Course Code: C0039

  • Start Date 24 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • 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 […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5715

  • Start Date 20 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5718

  • Start Date 20 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic every day skin care routine through […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5719

  • Start Date 15 May 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5715

  • Start Date 19 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5718

  • Start Date 20 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic every day skin care routine through […]

View Course

Beauty

Course Code: C5719

  • Start Date 14 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks

These courses are for adults (19+) only. This short course in beauty is aimed at complete beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills as well as meeting new people. The content of the course can be adapted to the group’s requirements, but typically could include basic everyday skincare routine through to make-up for […]

View Course

Beauty Introductory Diploma level 1

Course Code: C0610

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • 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 […]

View Course

Beauty Therapy Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0605

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This level 2 diploma in beauty therapy 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 beauty industry. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs […]

View Course

Not what you were looking for?

Back to Subject Areas View Course Guides Contact us