Beauty Therapy & 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.

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Artistic Makeup and Special Effects Foundation Degree – C0039

Course Code: C0039

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map 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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