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Beauty Therapy

In the increasingly image conscious, media-focused society of today, there has never been a higher demand for beauty treatments and products, with more opportunities than ever before for beauty therapists in the UK and even internationally. By studying a Beauty Therapy course as an adult at South Devon College, you'll be prepared for a career in a dynamic, vibrant and fashionable industry that offers a huge variety of career paths.

Our courses focus on a range of specialisms, including beauty therapy, complementary therapies, theatrical and special effects and media make-up, which means that whatever your passion, we can provide you with the excellence, professionalism and support you need to succeed. Our facilities include fully furnished, specialist salons, equipped with the latest products and equipment, which are open to members of the public and enable you to gain valuable experience in a realistic working environment, ensuring you develop the skills necessary for future employment.

Working in the beauty therapy industry requires hard work and dedication, but offers a clear progression route from trainee through to owning your own salon. You could find yourself working in a salon or spa, on a cruise ship or could even consider becoming self-employed. You might work in film and theatre, or maybe you'll be working with costume and production designers. So, if you want a revitalising career that leaves people feeling great about themselves, apply today and achieve your dreams with South Devon College.


Courses

This short course is aimed at developing your own make-up application for a more dramatic evening/special occasion look. It is also a great opportunity to see whether make-up is a career path you may be interested in. This course will cover colour wheel theory to get the best out of colour choices, more advanced techniques of make-up application to face, eyes and lips.

At the end of your course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9AMA1EPaignton Campus 10/JAN/18 -
31/JAN/18
Wed 17 30 -
20 30
4£105.00

FC

£105.00

FC

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To find out when the next Advanced Make-up course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course is very popular with Massage/Beauty therapists looking to add to their knowledge.

Using bamboo in a massage is becoming more and more popular for both clients and therapists. Clients love the deep tissue massage with the bamboo whilst therapists can work deeply with little or no pressure on their hands.

This is an ideal treatment for the mobile therapists as the bamboo is very light and easy to travel with and will therefore help increase your client base.

You will need to have a qualification in Swedish Massage to enrol on this course and a kit will need to be purchased before the course starts (approx. £80).

At the end of your course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9BAM1SPaignton Campus 19/APR/18 -
10/MAY/18
Thu 17 30 -
20 30
4£105.00

FC

£105.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Bamboo Massage course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course will provide you with the skills to become a successful massage therapist. You will develop a high level of professionalism which will enable you to work in a salon, spa or become self-employed.

You will learn advanced skills and massage techniques which will relax and balance your clients. You will also learn how to complete a detailed consultation from which you will to be able to adapt your techniques to suit the individual needs of your clients. This is a practical based training with home study.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT3BEA1EPaignton Campus 06/SEP/17 -
27/JUN/18
Wed 17 30 -
20 30
36£1,695.00

FC

£1,695.00

FC19+

Apply

To find out when the next Beauty and Massage Therapy course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course is very popular with Beauty Therapists looking to add to their knowledge.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skill to carry out the following eye treatments safely and effectively: eyebrow shape, eyebrow tint, eyelash tint, application of strip lashes, application of cluster lashes.

At the end of your course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.



At the end of the course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9EYT1EPaignton Campus 28/SEP/17 -
19/OCT/17
Thu 17 30 -
20 30
4£105.00

FC

£105.00

FC

Apply
CT9EYT1SBNPAHHBSA 26/SEP/17 -
17/OCT/17
Tue 17 30 -
20 30
4£105.00

FC

£105.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Eye Treatments course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This short course is aimed at developing your own make-up application and choose the correct products for your skin type. We will teach you how to apply make up to the face, eyes and lips... a great start for a good make-up application.

Once you have completed this course you can progress onto the Advanced Make-up course.

At the end of the course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9IMA1EPaignton Campus 08/NOV/17 -
29/NOV/17
Wed 17 30 -
20 30
4£105.00

FC

£105.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Introduction to Make-up course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Lash Lift is a natural lash enhancement that will give the appearance of thicker, longer lashes that can last up to 8 weeks. This treatment is incredibly popular and is an excellent alternative to eyelash extensions to offer your clients.

The lifting effect naturally enhances the natural thickness of the lashes giving a more defined overall appearance. The addition of an eyelash tint will make the newly lifted lashes more visible. This treatment is ideal for anyone with straight natural lashes or those looking for a natural curl without the need for extensions.

At the end of the course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9LHL1SPaignton Campus 04/OCT/17 -
04/OCT/17
Wed 17 30 -
20 30
1£78.00

FC

£78.00

FC

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CT9LHL1SNAPAHHBSA 03/OCT/17 -
03/OCT/17
Tue 17 30 -
20 30
1£78.00

FC

£78.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Lash Lift course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course will provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Make-up industry. You will learn how to apply Make-up, Client Care and Communication in Beauty related industries, Provide Eyelash and Brow treatments and Health and Safety in the salon.

You must have a keen interest in Make-up and/or some experience in the Hair/Beauty industry.

A trip to IMAT (International Make Up artist Trade Show) is planned and this is an overnight stay which costs approximately £175.00 payable in 3 instalments.

Once you complete this course you may want to progress to Level 2 Nail Technology or Level 3 Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry.

At the end of your course you will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT2CM21EPAHHBSA 30/OCT/17 -
18/JUN/18
Mon 18 00 -
21 00
26£534.00

T2

£534.00

Apply

To find out when the next Make-Up course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course is very popular with Beauty Therapists looking to add to their knowledge. Self-tan is achieved by the application of a solution to the skin in the form of a liquid with a spray gun and compressor.

This one day workshop covers theory and demo in the morning and practical in the afternoon.

You will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9SPT1SPaignton Campus 09/NOV/17 -
09/NOV/17
Thu 16 00 -
21 00
1£85.00

FC

£85.00

FC

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CT9SP21SPAHHBSA 07/NOV/17 -
07/NOV/17
Tue 16 00 -
21 00
1£85.00

FC

£85.00

FC

Apply
CT9STN1SPaignton Campus 17/MAY/18 -
17/MAY/18
Thu 16 00 -
21 00
1£85.00

FC

£85.00

FC

Apply
CT9STG1SPAHHBSA 15/MAY/18 -
15/MAY/18
Tue 16 00 -
21 00
1£85.00

FC

£85.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Tanning course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Waxing is an excellent addition to any treatment menu and provides repeat business as it is an essential maintenance option for many clients.

The waxing course meets the Habia National Occupational Standards and covers the various types of hair removal, anatomy and physiology, skin disorders and diseases, contra-actions and contra-indications, reception, consultation, ventilation, technique and aftercare.

The course teaches everything you need to know about carrying out a professional waxing service on different areas of the body including : Legs, Bikini line, Underarms, Facial waxing.

You will gain a College Certificate which is Guild Accredited. This Certificate will enable you to obtain insurance to practice in the Beauty Industry.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9WAX1EPaignton Campus 22/FEB/18 -
29/MAR/18
Thu 17 30 -
20 30
6£156.00

FC

£156.00

FC

Apply
CT9WA21EPAHHBSA 20/FEB/18 -
27/MAR/18
Tue 17 30 -
20 30
6£156.00

FC

£156.00

FC

Apply

To find out when the next Waxing course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Funding

We have a wide variety of financial support available for adults to fund your studies, as well as a dedicated finance team to help make studying with us affordable.

If you are aged 19 or over, and studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn't take your household income into account and doesn't involve a credit check.

We can also support you with a Learner Support Fund, which can assist with costs including childcare, college meals, exam fees and course materials. The amount of funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and you could be entitled to free tuition if you're studying a Level 2 course. In the event that you do have to pay a course fee, this can be managed in an affordable way through our direct debit scheme, with monthly payments starting at just £25.

Find out more about the funding you could receive, here.


Are you an adult looking for an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining important skills and qualifications with work-based training. You'll also receive a wage whilst you study, which makes apprenticeship training a fantastic option for adults preparing for employment.

You can start an apprenticeship even if you are already employed, or the College can help you secure an employer in a relevant field. They develop real work experience, and you gain both technical and academic skills with 4 days per week spent in the workplace and the remaining day in College.


Progress onto university with South Devon College

We also have an extensive degree programme, delivered in partnership with Plymouth University, so when you complete your studies you could progress to a related university degree that will develop the knowledge you need to excel.

If you don't feel quite ready for university study, our Access to Higher Education Diplomas can help you prepare, so there's nothing to stop you from achieving your goals. We have courses in a number of subject areas, as well as support with interview techniques and UCAS applications to other institutions.


Not found the right Beauty Therapy course? Contact us for more information! 08000 380123 / @SDCollege / enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk