Beauty Therapy Study Programmes
Learn the skills to start your career in the beauty industry.
Both PURE salons are open to fee-paying members of the public, meaning learners get plenty of real-life, hands-on experience of working with clients. Students therefore develop their skills in and gain an, understanding of, a broad range of beauty therapy treatments.
Dedicated specialist tutors, most of whom have a minimum of ten years’ experience (and some of whom have worked as far afield as Bermuda and the Far East), provide learners with expert tuition and a realistic view of the career options available to them
Most of our programmes cover a variety of treatments, which you will practise on other members of your group until you have developed enough confidence to carry out treatments on members of the public.
Depending on the level and type of programme you complete, you may gain experience of a range of beauty and holistic therapy treatments.
What will I learn?
Our study programmes cover a variety of treatments including facials and manicures to hair and media make-up. You could increase your earning potential further by learning specialist techniques such as Intense Pulse Laser (IPL) treatments or Lava Shells Massage. Learning how to perfect wedding hair and make-up is also an option too! You’ll practice on other members of your group until you’ve developed enough confidence to perform treatments on members of the public in our fantastic salons. Find out the difference between a Beauty therapy course and a study programme below.
Why choose a MidKent College Beauty Therapy study programme?
Our Beauty tutors have all worked within the beauty industry – from cruise ships to owning their own salons! They’re the best people to advise you of your career path. Our Beauty students excel at competitions, winning the media make-up and special effects categories at the 2016 KFE Beauty competition. As part of your study programme you will need to complete work experience in the industry, so you’ll gain those vital skills employers are looking for.
What level am I?
This will be dependent on the qualifications and experience that you currently have. For some very practical subjects you'll need to start at level 1 to ensure you learn the key theory, practical knowledge and health and safety standards for your industry. Check out what level you are on our chart.
How is English & maths involved?
If you’re aged 16-18 years old, English and maths will be a key part of your study programme. You’ll study both subjects at a level which is appropriate to you. You can then use these when communicating with your clients or ordering stock for the salon.
How much do beauticians get paid?
Beauticians (and related occupations) in the Medway and Maidstone areas can expect to earn on average £8.45 per hour.*
What facilities are available?
Beauty Therapy students have the opportunity to train in our commercial modern salons at either campus. Our PURE salons offer customers a wide range of treatments including hot stone therapy, Indian head massages and superb hand and nail treatments.
What have your past students gone on to do?
Many of our students have entered employment in salons in the local area, or have become self-employed. One student continued her training after finishing her programme, and works for Harley Medical Group, specialising in microdermabrasion, laser treatments, body sculpting and facelifts.
What can I do afterwards?
Beauty Therapy qualifications can help you on your way to be nail technicians, beauticians or salon managers. You may even want to consider being a spa therapist or make-up artist!
Traditionally you may have studied a Beauty course, where you would only study the qualification, such as manicures, massages and facials. A Beauty study programme is so much more than an Beauty course!
This change to study programmes is due to national feedback from employers saying young people need to have more than just a “qualification”; they need to have the skills to work in their chosen industry. A study programme encompasses the subject qualification, English and maths skills as well as work experience and personal development skills. You can read more about study programmes here.
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*Data taken from EMSI April 2018