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Certificate in Beauty Therapy and Salon Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

Beautician Course Online

Beautician Course Online, introduces candidates to the most essential aspects of beauty therapy, along with the management of a successful beauty business. The course begins with an introduction to the basics of working within the industry, before moving onto the development of crucial practical skills and ultimately their implementation in a professional environment. The beauty therapy industry is booming on a global basis and represents a uniquely exciting and potentially rewarding career path. 

Created with newcomers to beauty therapy in mind, candidates need no prior experience or existing knowledge. The course syllabus begins by examining the soft-skills required for successful careers working in salons, incorporating crucial health, safety and hygiene rules along with the appropriate use of salon equipment. You’ll then be taken through a series of captivating modules covering anatomy, physiology and skin analysis – paving the way for an introduction to facial treatments.

Online Beautician Course, then moves onto makeup application, exploring the importance differences between the professional use of makeup and how products are used domestically. Along with providing comprehensive teachings on the proper use and maintenance of high-end makeup tools, the course also introduces candidates to the skills, techniques and equipment required for performing flawless manicure and pedicure services.

Those completing Online Beautician Course, leave with the knowledge, talents and confidence required to begin an incredible career in Beauty Therapy & Salon Management, either independently or as part of an established business. 

Course Syllabus

Beautician Course Online: Key Topics

This course consists of the following five units:

Unit 1 - Working in a Salon

The first unit serves as a comprehensive introduction to the soft-skills required to successfully work in a salon. Candidates explore the importance of personal hygiene and appearance, basic health and safety guidelines and the safe use of salon tools and equipment.

Unit 2 - Related Anatomy and Physiology

In order to provide professional beauty therapy services, it is important to understand related anatomy and physiology. In the second unit, the course syllabus moves onto an exploration of how the skin, hair, muscles and blood play key roles in both health and beauty.

Unit 3 - Skin Analysis and Facial Treatment

In this unit, candidates learn the most important skills and techniques required to perform professional skin analysis in order to determine appropriate treatments. Topics covered include facial products and their functions, massage therapy, mask therapy and recognising skin types.

Unit 4 - Application of Makeup

The fourth unit focuses on the development of professional-level makeup application skills and the proper use of related tools and equipment.  Candidates will also gain essential knowledge of common and popular cosmetics used in professional environments.

Unit 5 - Manicure and Pedicure

In the fifth and final unit, the course moves onto manicure and pedicure skills, covering the techniques and tools required to perform professional treatments. Theoretical study and practical experience combine to bring about total confidence and competence in candidates. 

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Your new credentials will prove invaluable in the pursuit of a rewarding beauty therapy career, with an established brand or business. Existing beauty workers may also find a recognised qualification helpful in ascending the career ladder, just as self-employed beauticians stand to benefit from improved skills, knowledge and confidence. Salaries in beauty therapy vary from around £18,000 at entry-level to more than £50,000 for salon owners and managers. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Jobseekers interested in entry-level beauty therapy roles
  • Existing workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Candidates considering going into business freelance
  • Anyone planning to open and manage their own beauty salon
  • Newcomers to beauty therapy looking to pick up the basics
  • Anyone looking to turn their passion into a career  

Related Links:

Diploma in Beauty Therapy & Salon Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Diet and Nutrition (Level 3)

Health and Safety Certificate (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Find out what it’s really like to work in a beauty salon
  • Study key human anatomical and physiological basics
  • Learn how to carry out skin analysis and perform treatments
  • Study makeup application at a professional level
  • Develop essential manicure and pedicure skills

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