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Looking to turn your passion into a successful career where you love going to work each day?

Our wide range of home-learning beauty therapy courses, from holistic practices to salon management and make-up therapy, will give you all the skills and know-how to work within the beauty industry.

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Our range of beauty therapy courses

We offer a wide range of beauty therapy courses here at Open Study College which are designed to be studied from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re working, caring for family, or simply have other commitments, having a busy lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on pursuing your goals and developing your career. That’s why our range of beauty therapy courses can be studied at your own pace when you want, where you want.

What is beauty therapy?

Beauty therapy is where a beauty therapist, someone who is a professionally trained body and face care expert, delivers a wide range of treatments. They can also decide to specialise in certain aspects of beauty therapy, like massage, waxing, or facials for example.

It is a broad spectrum as the term ‘beauty therapy’ will cover most salon treatments available, which means there is plenty of opportunity for progression into specialities.

A beauty therapist must have a thorough understanding of the lotions and waxes they are using, which allows them to have a complete understanding of the effects different treatments have on the skin and body.

Types of beauty therapy qualifications

We offer beauty therapy courses from a couple of different awarding bodies, which are: QLS, Open Study College, and Beauty Tribe.

You will have the opportunity to start from the very basics with some Level 2 courses, or if you’ve already started your beauty therapy journey, then we also offer Level 3 courses to develop your pre-existing skills.

Distance learning beauty therapy

With distance learning, you can study the same subjects and qualifications you would in a traditional college, simply from home! It takes the location out of studying. You’ll save time and money on travelling, and if you have other life commitments, such as a full-time or part-time job, or if you have a family to look after, it may help to be able to study at a time that suits you.

There are no physical classes to attend or timetables to stick to. With 24-hour access to your course either online or through a study pack, you can study whenever you have free time (if that’s in the middle of the night it’s possible).

Tutor support

When you study your beauty therapy courses with us, you’ll get unlimited, personal tutor support. Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through your course and help with any questions you may have, ensuring you are fully prepared for any examinations if needed. You’ll never be alone. This is just one of the many benefits you’ll get from enrolling with OSC.

To find out more about the online beauty therapy courses we offer at Open Study College.

Beauty therapy covers a lot of different treatments that you can get in a salon. Some of them are:

  • Tan application
  • Hair removal
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Eyebrow tints
  • Hot stone and oil massage
  • Facials
  • Pedicures

The level 3 courses are more advanced and are aimed at those students who have already completed the level 2 course and hold a certificate.

However, it is not a prerequisite, you can secure level 3 qualifications without holding a level 2 qualification.

According to National Careers Service, beauty therapists start out by making an average of £16,000 a year.

Meanwhile, more experienced therapists will bring in £25,000 a year when working around 37 to 40 hours a week.

You can get into beauty therapy through the following options:

  • A college course
  • Apprenticeship
  • Working towards the role
  • Specialist courses run by private training providers

There are a couple of college courses you can apply for, which are:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • T Level in Hair, Beauty, and Aesthetics

To be able to study a college course, there are usually minimum entry requirements. These can be:

  • Two or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course.
  • Four or five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course.
  • Four or five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C0, or equivalent, including Maths and English for a T level.

Find out more with our complete guide to becoming a beauty therapist.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

When you enrol on an A Level course with OSC, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
  • Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
  • Course materials with learning activities.
  • Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
  • A predicted grade on completion of your tutor-marked assignments, if required for your university application.
  • A free CV writing service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
  • A free Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
  • The option to add your exams (and practical assessments where applicable) to your enrolment, meaning we will book and pay for your exams and assessments on your behalf, giving you one less thing to worry about and allowing you to focus on your studies instead.

Looking to speak to an adviser?

We are delighted that you are considering joining us to study and take pleasure in welcoming you to our family.

Open Study College is one of the UK’s leading distance-learning colleges. We provide professionally-recognised beauty therapy courses that enable you to study at your own pace, in your own environment either online or via printed materials sent to your home.

We understand that choosing a course is a big decision. That’s why we have a team of friendly, knowledgeable education specialists who can help you choose the right beauty therapy qualifications for you.

Over the past 15 years, we’ve enrolled over 120,000 people on courses that have improved their education and their career prospects!

Our education specialists can answer any questions you may have, talk you through our finance options and get you enrolled over the telephone.

As a family-founded college, we think of our learners as extended members of our family. We’re all here to help you achieve your goals in life, whatever they may be.

If you’d like to speak to an education specialist about our online beauty therapy courses, simply complete the form here and you’ll get a call back at the requested time.

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