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Beauty Therapy & Make-Up Courses in Guildford, Surrey

If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job in the beauty therapy industry could be perfect for you! Beauty therapists carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel better whilst being friendly, open and listeners. 

Our courses in Beauty Therapy are delivered in our six high spec beauty salons which are open to the general public, so you'll get firsthand experience of working with real clients using industry standard products and equipment. You'll be trained on all the latest beauty techniques and treatments which will give you a great grounding for a successful career in this expanding industry.

All our tutors are experienced professionals with good industry links which means you'll have the very best chance of getting a job when you qualify.

Sounds good so far? There's more...along with the best training from some of the region's top beauty professionals, you'll also have the opportunity to show case your skills at various local events and fundraisers including our End of Year Show which is a real highlight for students, staff and local employers alike. You'll also be invited to be part of exciting trips and visits locally and abroad such as the International Trade Show and Professional Beauty. National and International beauty brands regularly visit our students to run fun and educational work shops and our Media Make-Up students also regularly place highly in the global World Skills Competition. 


Beauty Therapy Level 2 Certificate - 2020:21
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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma - 2020:21
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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Certificate - 2020:21
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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 

Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 

Theatrical, Special Effect, Hair and Media Make-up Level 3 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 


Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Tranquil suite of beauty therapy rooms
  • High achievement and employment rates
  • Opportunity to showcase your skills at the annual end of year show
  • Educational visits and work experience both locally and further afield, recent locations include Paris and Dublin
  • Trade exhibition visits provide up to date knowledge and skills

Day to Day in Industry

  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Body and head massage
  • Make-up and image
  • Anatomy and physiology

Jobs in Beauty Therapy

  • Salons and Beauty Clinics
  • Leisure Clubs
  • Spas
  • Hotels and Health Farms

Or even...

  • On Cruise Ships
  • For Major Airlines
  • In the Fashion Industry
  • On Film Sets or Theatres
  • General Media Make-up
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Average Salary

Beauty therapists can earn between £12,000 and £17,000 a year, rising to over £20,000 for salon managers. 

Moving On

You could undertake further professional qualifications or university degrees in salon business management, fashion, beauty and spa management, beauty therapy or beauty therapy sciences.


Student Soundbite

Eleanor Potter - web

“During my course at Guildford College, I have gained good skills and techniques that I can take forward with me into industry. ”

Eleanor - Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make Up Level 3 Diploma 

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