Beauty therapy

From a beauty therapist to an advanced treatments consultant or a spa owner, our beauty therapy career pathway will take you where you want to go in your chosen career.

Choose a career pathway in beauty therapy

Develop employability skills to work in this exciting sector, such as: communication, problem solving, knowledge of professional standards, the ability to conduct client consultations, customer service skills and time management skills. 

Choose a career pathway in beauty therapy and you will be gaining the skills needed to help people look and feel great. 

What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Our aim is to offer every learner a direct line of sight to employment. This means that we will equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance to succeed.

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What could my future job look like? 

Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:

A career pathway in beauty and media make-up could take you on to a number of exciting roles:

  • Beauty therapist: develop and apply cosmetic treatments to clients in settings including a beauty salon or spa or the client's own home.
  • Salon manager: coordinate services offered at the beauty salon, managing staff and resources to ensure you exceed your customers' expectations.
  • Spa manager: manage resources, such as staff and products, to ensure your beauty spa is offering excellent treatments in a profitable manner.
  • Dermatology specialist: diagnose and treat clients' conditions, affecting their skin and nails, prescribing treatments if necessary.


Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,

whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at

college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are

already working in a part-time job.

Industry partnerships

Our salons are run in partnership with Wella, a major hair care and styling company. We also work closely with Dermalogica, a well respected care products company.

We have partnered with a number of local hair salons, so you will benefit from masterclasses and guest industry speakers in a range of topics.