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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level 4
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 30 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

This course is for Beauty therapists who are passionate about becoming the best and excelling towards the advanced electrical side of the beauty treatments. It offers a practical, real-world approach to help you achieve your ambitions and reach your potential.

This course is designed to develop your existing beauty therapy skills and knowledge to an advanced level. You will be invited to the college for an initial assessment to determine your suitability for the course. You must be willing to purchase a professional kit and a uniform for this course.

Course description

You will learn how to monitor and maintain health and safety practice, quality management of client care in hair and beauty salon. You will be taught advanced epilation techniques, laser and light treatments for hair removal as well as laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation and physiology of ageing.

You will be encouraged to communicate in a professional manner and recommend clients treatments and services to meet their individual needs.

You will also cover areas related to the effective running of a salon from a business perspective organising promotional activities and demonstrations.

You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of professional Beauty Therapy staff in specialist classrooms at East Ham campus and in a working environment.

Practical assessments will take place throughout the year on paying clients. During the course, you will produce a portfolio of evidence containing both practical and theory work.

Additional information

Entry requirements

You must have a NVQ or VRQ Level 3 in Beauty therapy. Working in a salon as a beauty therapist will be desirable.

You need to enjoy working with people and you must have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English.


You may progress onto any of the following courses or occupations:

  • Level 5 and Level 6
  • Progress towards an aesthetic beautician
  • Salon management and self employment

On successful completion, you will be able to seek employment for senior roles in the Beauty Industry.

Fees and funding

The course fee is £3345 (plus £150 exam fee ). You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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