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OUR PASS RATE
Beauty & Well-being (National Average 58.2%)
89.3%
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June
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Beauty Therapy - Principles

Our home study Beauty Therapy - Principles course covers a whole range of treatments, so no two days will ever be the same!

The role of a beauty therapist is ideal for anyone who is a good listener, creative and who likes working with people. If you enjoy pampering people and helping them to feel good about themselves, then our Beauty Therapy course is the ideal home study course for you.

Modules

Unit 1: Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety   
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in the workplace
  • Be able to reduce the risks to health and safety in the workplace
  • Know how to reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace

Unit 2: Fulfil salon reception duties
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to maintain the reception area
  • Be able to attend to clients and enquiries
  • Be able to make appointments for salon services
  • Be able to handle payments from clients
  • Understand salon and legal requirements
  • Understand communication methods
  • Understand salon services, products and pricing
  • Understand how to calculate and take payments
  • Understand how to make appointments

Unit 3: Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to improve their personal performance at work
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
  • Understand how to improve their performance
  • Understand how to work with others

Unit 4: Promote additional services or products to customers
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Identify additional services or products that are available
  • Inform customers about additional services or products
  • Gain customer commitment to using additional services or products
  • Understand how to promote additional services or products to customers

Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Understand the effects that beauty treatments have on the face and body

Unit 6: Provide facial skin care treatment
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when improving and maintaining facial skin condition
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for facials with clients
  • Be able to improve and maintain skin condition
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing facial treatments
  • Understand how to perform client consultation and treatment planning
  • Understand anatomy and physiology that relates to facial skin care treatments
  • Understand contra-indications that affect or restrict facial skin care treatments
  • Understand facial skin care techniques, products and treatment planning
  • Understand the aftercare advice to provide clients for facial care treatments

Unit 7: Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working providing eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for the treatment with clients
  • Be able to shape eyebrows
  • Be able to tint eyebrows and lashes
  • Be able to apply artificial eyelashes
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Understand how to perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation
  • Understand how to shape the eyebrows
  • Understand how to tint the eyebrows and lashes
  • Understand how to apply artificial lashes
  • Understand the contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Know the equipment, materials and products to use when carrying out eyebrow and eyelash treatments

Unit 8: Provide make-up and instruct clients in the use of skin care products and make-up
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective working methods when providing make-up services
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for make-up
  • Be able to apply make-up products
  • Know the organisational and legal requirements related to make-up application
  • Know how to work safely and effectively when providing make-up services
  • Know how to use client consultation, treatment planning and preparation for make-up services
  • Know anatomy and physiology related to make-up
  • Know the contra-indications and contra-actions of make-up
  • Know how to apply make-up
  • Know how to provide aftercare advice for clients following make-up services

Unit 9: Provide manicure and pedicure services
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when providing manicure services
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for the service with clients
  • Be able to carry out manicure services
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Be able to carry out pedicure services
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing pedicure services

Unit 10: Carry out waxing services
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when waxing
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for waxing treatments with clients
  • Be able to remove unwanted hair
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing waxing treatments
  • Understand how to consult, plan and prepare for the treatment
  • Know anatomy and physiology that relates to waxing treatment
  • Understand contra-indications that affect or restrict waxing treatments
  • Understand equipment, materials, products, techniques and treatment planning for waxing
  • Be able to provide aftercare advice for clients

 

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.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

 

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

Basic beauty therapy is the foundation of services that enhance appearance and wellbeing. It covers core skills like skincare, makeup application, manicures, pedicures, and hair removal, providing a springboard for further training in specialised areas or a launchpad for a career in the beauty industry. This online Beauty Therapy – Principles course will walk you through each of these core areas in beauty therapy, so you’ll have an excellent platform to build from and you’ll know whether this career path is the right one for you.
Beauty therapy can be demanding, with long hours on your feet, constant learning of new techniques, and the need to build strong client relationships. However, the rewards are plentiful, offering a creative outlet, the chance to boost clients' confidence, and a dynamic career path in a growing industry. learndirect's Beauty Therapy - Principles course equips you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to navigate the challenges you might face in this career.
A beauty therapist's day can involve greeting clients, consulting on their needs, performing facials, massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures or other treatments, maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment, and keeping client records updated – all while offering a friendly and professional touch that leaves clients feeling pampered and beautiful.
While hairdressers tend to top the charts in the UK, specialisations within beauty therapy can be lucrative too. Permanent makeup artists, cosmetic laser technicians, and advanced aestheticians with qualifications in microneedling or dermal fillers can command high fees. By learning a broad range of beauty skills, you gain flexibility, cater to diverse client needs, and increase your earning potential in this ever-evolving industry. This knowledge-based Beauty Therapy – Principles course is a great place to start and see which area of beauty therapy you’re more suited to.
Yes, you can! Our beauty therapy courses are all online so you can study easily from home around your existing commitments.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 28th June

Beauty Therapy - Principles

Our home study Beauty Therapy - Principles course covers a whole range of treatments, so no two days will ever be the same!

The role of a beauty therapist is ideal for anyone who is a good listener, creative and who likes working with people. If you enjoy pampering people and helping them to feel good about themselves, then our Beauty Therapy course is the ideal home study course for you.

Modules

Unit 1: Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety   
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in the workplace
  • Be able to reduce the risks to health and safety in the workplace
  • Know how to reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace

Unit 2: Fulfil salon reception duties
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to maintain the reception area
  • Be able to attend to clients and enquiries
  • Be able to make appointments for salon services
  • Be able to handle payments from clients
  • Understand salon and legal requirements
  • Understand communication methods
  • Understand salon services, products and pricing
  • Understand how to calculate and take payments
  • Understand how to make appointments

Unit 3: Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to improve their personal performance at work
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
  • Understand how to improve their performance
  • Understand how to work with others

Unit 4: Promote additional services or products to customers
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Identify additional services or products that are available
  • Inform customers about additional services or products
  • Gain customer commitment to using additional services or products
  • Understand how to promote additional services or products to customers

Unit 5: Anatomy and Physiology
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to discuss the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Understand the effects that beauty treatments have on the face and body

Unit 6: Provide facial skin care treatment
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when improving and maintaining facial skin condition
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for facials with clients
  • Be able to improve and maintain skin condition
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing facial treatments
  • Understand how to perform client consultation and treatment planning
  • Understand anatomy and physiology that relates to facial skin care treatments
  • Understand contra-indications that affect or restrict facial skin care treatments
  • Understand facial skin care techniques, products and treatment planning
  • Understand the aftercare advice to provide clients for facial care treatments

Unit 7: Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working providing eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for the treatment with clients
  • Be able to shape eyebrows
  • Be able to tint eyebrows and lashes
  • Be able to apply artificial eyelashes
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Understand how to perform client consultation, treatment planning and preparation
  • Understand how to shape the eyebrows
  • Understand how to tint the eyebrows and lashes
  • Understand how to apply artificial lashes
  • Understand the contra-indications and contra-actions that affect or restrict eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Know the equipment, materials and products to use when carrying out eyebrow and eyelash treatments

Unit 8: Provide make-up and instruct clients in the use of skin care products and make-up
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective working methods when providing make-up services
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for make-up
  • Be able to apply make-up products
  • Know the organisational and legal requirements related to make-up application
  • Know how to work safely and effectively when providing make-up services
  • Know how to use client consultation, treatment planning and preparation for make-up services
  • Know anatomy and physiology related to make-up
  • Know the contra-indications and contra-actions of make-up
  • Know how to apply make-up
  • Know how to provide aftercare advice for clients following make-up services

Unit 9: Provide manicure and pedicure services
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when providing manicure services
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for the service with clients
  • Be able to carry out manicure services
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Be able to carry out pedicure services
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing pedicure services

Unit 10: Carry out waxing services
By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Be able to use safe and effective methods of working when waxing
  • Be able to consult, plan and prepare for waxing treatments with clients
  • Be able to remove unwanted hair
  • Understand organisational and legal requirements
  • Understand how to work safely and effectively when providing waxing treatments
  • Understand how to consult, plan and prepare for the treatment
  • Know anatomy and physiology that relates to waxing treatment
  • Understand contra-indications that affect or restrict waxing treatments
  • Understand equipment, materials, products, techniques and treatment planning for waxing
  • Be able to provide aftercare advice for clients

 

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.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

 

Qualifications

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

Basic beauty therapy is the foundation of services that enhance appearance and wellbeing. It covers core skills like skincare, makeup application, manicures, pedicures, and hair removal, providing a springboard for further training in specialised areas or a launchpad for a career in the beauty industry. This online Beauty Therapy – Principles course will walk you through each of these core areas in beauty therapy, so you’ll have an excellent platform to build from and you’ll know whether this career path is the right one for you.
Beauty therapy can be demanding, with long hours on your feet, constant learning of new techniques, and the need to build strong client relationships. However, the rewards are plentiful, offering a creative outlet, the chance to boost clients' confidence, and a dynamic career path in a growing industry. learndirect's Beauty Therapy - Principles course equips you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to navigate the challenges you might face in this career.
A beauty therapist's day can involve greeting clients, consulting on their needs, performing facials, massages, waxing, manicures, pedicures or other treatments, maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment, and keeping client records updated – all while offering a friendly and professional touch that leaves clients feeling pampered and beautiful.
While hairdressers tend to top the charts in the UK, specialisations within beauty therapy can be lucrative too. Permanent makeup artists, cosmetic laser technicians, and advanced aestheticians with qualifications in microneedling or dermal fillers can command high fees. By learning a broad range of beauty skills, you gain flexibility, cater to diverse client needs, and increase your earning potential in this ever-evolving industry. This knowledge-based Beauty Therapy – Principles course is a great place to start and see which area of beauty therapy you’re more suited to.
Yes, you can! Our beauty therapy courses are all online so you can study easily from home around your existing commitments.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
OUR PASS RATE
Beauty & Well-being
89.3%
(National Average 58.2%)
100% online
learning
10 units
100 guided
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