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Beauty Therapist - Principles

The beauty therapist with the correct qualifications will be able to advise clients about skin and body care. Our Beauty Therapist course covers the knowledge essential to being a professional and effective beauty therapist; from anatomy and physiology to hygiene, and from consultation procedures to techniques and treatments.

 

 

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology - Body Systems

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the body systems and organs of the human body
  • Investigate the functions of the skin
  • Evaluate cells and tissues with regard to sweat glands and maintenance of body temperature

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology - Skin, Cells and Tissues

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the main function and Structure of cells and Tissues 
  • Describe the contents of the two main layers of the skin
  • Analyse the functions of nerve endings

Unit 3: The Beauty Gateway

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Total Beauty Business structure and strategies for success 
  • Examine the power of promotion and welcoming growth opportunities 
  • Understand how to establish unique points of difference 
  • Understand the Importance of effective team performance 

Unit 4: Service Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to effectively care for clients  
  • Identify essential service standards and adapt to clients expectations 
  • Understand positive communication and body language 
  • Explain the Client Journey and the personalised experience approach

Unit 5: Interesting Consultations

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of the consultation process
  • Outline how to conduct a beauty and Lifestyle consultation 
  • Summarise a Dietary and Figure Diagnosis 
  • Understand completion and recommendation possibilities following a consultation 

Unit 6: Advanced Body Massage

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the major principles of massage
  • Analyse the benefits of massage
  • Describe the classifications of massage and advanced massage manipulations 

Unit 7: Diet and Lifestyle

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of Nutrition and the basic metabolic rate 
  • Outline the importance of vitamins to the body
  • Explain the functions of fat and water soluble vitamins

Unit 8: Nutrition

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of water for the human body
  • Explore the uses of Calcium and Phosphorus
  • Demonstrate the importance of Sodium

Unit 9: Advanced Skin Care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the stages of the skin care routine
  • Examine the benefits of a professional facial 
  • Understand product selection for skin condition improvement 

Unit 10: The Anti-Ageing Process

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that speed up the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that slow down the ageing process

Unit 11: The Holistic Approach

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the meaning of the term Holistic 
  • Understand how to create a holistic environment 
  • Describe how to encourage holistic practices in the workplace 

Unit 12: The Spa Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits of heat experiences before spa services 
  • Describe the stages of spa treatment design
  • Understand the business benefits of creating spa services

Unit 13: Advanced Service Awareness

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand Service Standards 
  • Summarise preparation procedures for welcoming a client and avoiding disappointment 
  • Understand the process of complaint management 

Unit 14: Advanced Therapies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand electro therapy face and body service benefits 
  • Explain benefits of having alternative healing therapies knowledge 
  • Understand how to promote experience treatments 

Unit 15: Sterilisation

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the autoclave sterilisation method
  • Explore the use of ultra-violet rays as a sterilisation method
  • Investigate chemical methods used for sterilisation

Unit 16: Starting Your Business

Learning Outcomes:

  • Investigate strategies that can be used to exploit business growth areas
  • Explore the factors that need to be considered when determining whether or not to set up a practice
  • Describe how to objectively assess the evaluation

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams required

After each lesson there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Beauty Therapist - Principles.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Frequently Asked Questions

A beauty therapist, also known as a beautician, is a qualified professional trained in giving a variety of face and body treatments to help clients look and feel their best. This can include facials, massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures, makeup application, and advising on skincare products. Some therapists even specialise in particular areas like massage or facials.
Beauty therapists provide a range of treatments to make clients look and feel good, from facials and massages to makeup and hair removal. Our Beauty Therapist - Principles online course gives you a taste of everything involved, covering the science behind the treatments (like how skin works), how to give clients a great experience, and even how to run your own beauty business one day.
To become a beauty therapist in the UK, you'll typically need a Level 2 or 3 qualification. Our Beauty Therapist - Principles online course is a perfect first step towards this as it introduces you to all aspects of the job, from understanding the skin and body to providing exceptional service. This knowledge will give you a head start when pursuing regulated qualifications and starting your career in the beauty industry.
If you enjoy making people feel confident and beautiful, working as a beauty therapist could be ideal for you. It's a creative field with variety, where you meet new people daily and help them look and feel their best through facials, massages, and other treatments. This online Beauty Therapist - Principles course can help you explore if this rewarding career path is right for you.
learndirect's online Beauty Therapist course gives you a well-rounded foundation for a career in beauty. You'll learn not only about the science behind treatments, from understanding skin structure to the benefits of massage, but also the business side of things, like providing excellent customer service and even opening your own salon. The course covers everything from consultations to creating a relaxing spa experience to ensure you're prepared to thrive in this exciting and rewarding field.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

Beauty Therapist - Principles

The beauty therapist with the correct qualifications will be able to advise clients about skin and body care. Our Beauty Therapist course covers the knowledge essential to being a professional and effective beauty therapist; from anatomy and physiology to hygiene, and from consultation procedures to techniques and treatments.

 

 

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology - Body Systems

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the body systems and organs of the human body
  • Investigate the functions of the skin
  • Evaluate cells and tissues with regard to sweat glands and maintenance of body temperature

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology - Skin, Cells and Tissues

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the main function and Structure of cells and Tissues 
  • Describe the contents of the two main layers of the skin
  • Analyse the functions of nerve endings

Unit 3: The Beauty Gateway

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Total Beauty Business structure and strategies for success 
  • Examine the power of promotion and welcoming growth opportunities 
  • Understand how to establish unique points of difference 
  • Understand the Importance of effective team performance 

Unit 4: Service Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to effectively care for clients  
  • Identify essential service standards and adapt to clients expectations 
  • Understand positive communication and body language 
  • Explain the Client Journey and the personalised experience approach

Unit 5: Interesting Consultations

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of the consultation process
  • Outline how to conduct a beauty and Lifestyle consultation 
  • Summarise a Dietary and Figure Diagnosis 
  • Understand completion and recommendation possibilities following a consultation 

Unit 6: Advanced Body Massage

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the major principles of massage
  • Analyse the benefits of massage
  • Describe the classifications of massage and advanced massage manipulations 

Unit 7: Diet and Lifestyle

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of Nutrition and the basic metabolic rate 
  • Outline the importance of vitamins to the body
  • Explain the functions of fat and water soluble vitamins

Unit 8: Nutrition

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of water for the human body
  • Explore the uses of Calcium and Phosphorus
  • Demonstrate the importance of Sodium

Unit 9: Advanced Skin Care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the stages of the skin care routine
  • Examine the benefits of a professional facial 
  • Understand product selection for skin condition improvement 

Unit 10: The Anti-Ageing Process

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that speed up the ageing process
  • Analyse the effects of a range of factors that slow down the ageing process

Unit 11: The Holistic Approach

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the meaning of the term Holistic 
  • Understand how to create a holistic environment 
  • Describe how to encourage holistic practices in the workplace 

Unit 12: The Spa Experience

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits of heat experiences before spa services 
  • Describe the stages of spa treatment design
  • Understand the business benefits of creating spa services

Unit 13: Advanced Service Awareness

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand Service Standards 
  • Summarise preparation procedures for welcoming a client and avoiding disappointment 
  • Understand the process of complaint management 

Unit 14: Advanced Therapies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand electro therapy face and body service benefits 
  • Explain benefits of having alternative healing therapies knowledge 
  • Understand how to promote experience treatments 

Unit 15: Sterilisation

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the autoclave sterilisation method
  • Explore the use of ultra-violet rays as a sterilisation method
  • Investigate chemical methods used for sterilisation

Unit 16: Starting Your Business

Learning Outcomes:

  • Investigate strategies that can be used to exploit business growth areas
  • Explore the factors that need to be considered when determining whether or not to set up a practice
  • Describe how to objectively assess the evaluation

Entry Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are required for enrolment on this course.

Minimum age restriction

You must be aged 16 or older to enrol.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes our learners to complete the course is 1 year.

Assessment requirements

After each lesson, there will be a question paper to complete.

Placement or Practical required

There are no placements or practicals involved in this course.

Exams required

After each lesson there will be a question paper

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol the course.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Beauty Therapist - Principles.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Frequently Asked Questions

A beauty therapist, also known as a beautician, is a qualified professional trained in giving a variety of face and body treatments to help clients look and feel their best. This can include facials, massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures, makeup application, and advising on skincare products. Some therapists even specialise in particular areas like massage or facials.
Beauty therapists provide a range of treatments to make clients look and feel good, from facials and massages to makeup and hair removal. Our Beauty Therapist - Principles online course gives you a taste of everything involved, covering the science behind the treatments (like how skin works), how to give clients a great experience, and even how to run your own beauty business one day.
To become a beauty therapist in the UK, you'll typically need a Level 2 or 3 qualification. Our Beauty Therapist - Principles online course is a perfect first step towards this as it introduces you to all aspects of the job, from understanding the skin and body to providing exceptional service. This knowledge will give you a head start when pursuing regulated qualifications and starting your career in the beauty industry.
If you enjoy making people feel confident and beautiful, working as a beauty therapist could be ideal for you. It's a creative field with variety, where you meet new people daily and help them look and feel their best through facials, massages, and other treatments. This online Beauty Therapist - Principles course can help you explore if this rewarding career path is right for you.
learndirect's online Beauty Therapist course gives you a well-rounded foundation for a career in beauty. You'll learn not only about the science behind treatments, from understanding skin structure to the benefits of massage, but also the business side of things, like providing excellent customer service and even opening your own salon. The course covers everything from consultations to creating a relaxing spa experience to ensure you're prepared to thrive in this exciting and rewarding field.
OUR PASS RATE
Beauty & Well-being
89.3%
(National Average 58.2%)
100% online
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16 units
120 guided
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