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Become a Beauty Expert as Burnley College launches new Beauty Therapy course

Burnley College is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new, innovative course, designed to give the beauty therapists of tomorrow the skills needed to launch a successful career.

A Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a golden ticket to employment as a junior beauty therapist, providing students with the essential skills and knowledge required in the thriving beauty industry.

This comprehensive course covers all the necessary areas to excel as a beauty therapist.

From facial skincare and eyebrow enhancement to manicure and pedicure services, the curriculum is designed to equip learners with the practical skills they need to succeed in in the workplace.

Modules include: Develop workplace effectiveness | Enhancing eyebrows and eyelashes | Health and safety | Facial skin care treatment | Manicures | Pedicures | Waxing.

Students will also learn about promoting additional products and services to clients, ensuring a holistic understanding of the business side of beauty therapy.

Career opportunities on completion are wide ranging, including working:

  • In commercial beauty salons
  • As an independent, self-employed therapist
  • In beauty retail concessions
  • With mobile therapists
  • And more….

Ash Alderson, Manager at Fitness Evolution at Burnley College, where the course is delivered, says it’s about giving learners the skills that businesses need:


Our mission is much more than simply training individuals: it’s about empowering them to shape their own careers.
We will provide the tools that will allow them to thrive in the dynamic world of beauty. By equipping them with the right skills, we are opening doors to endless possibilities in this ever-evolving industry.

Ash Alderson

Manager of Fitness Evoltution

For those who wish to further enhance their skills after completing the course, progression to Level 3 qualifications in Beauty will be available.

Training takes place at specialist facilities at Burnley College, the Number 1 College in England*. A £5 million expansion has seen the creation of custom-built treatment rooms for hands-on practice and modern classrooms for theoretical studies, offering an enriching learning experience as well as a spa and cryotherapy chamber.

The beauty industry offers a multitude of exciting career paths, and the right training can significantly enhance your skills and increase your earning opportunities. By choosing Burnley College, you’re investing in a future where your creativity and care can truly shine.

If you’re considering your options after GCSEs, this course could be the perfect choice for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your passion for beauty into a thrilling career. Learn more:


*in the latest Government achievement tables for learners aged 16-18