Beauty Courses at Derby College

Give your future a stunning make-over at Derby College. We’ll provide the ideal foundation for a fulfilling career in helping people look and feel their best.

Perfecting your career ambitions

We’ll develop your expertise in a wide range of face and body treatments, from skin care, make-up and nail technology to massage and stone therapy. You’ll be equipped for exciting career opportunities in salons, spas, hotels and cruise ships as well as the fashion, theatre and film industries.

Derby College is renowned for high-quality learning pathways, whether for those just embarking on their careers, for apprentices training in salons or for qualified beauty therapists keen to broaden their portfolio of treatments.

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Getting into Beauty

Why choose Derby College?


Beauty is a glamorous but demanding sector. At Derby College you’ll finesse your practical techniques while gaining the broader qualities – creativity, communication, understanding, diplomacy and business acumen – which make a good beauty therapist.


Derby College Course Listings - Beauty


FT Introduction to Beauty Therapy - Level 1: Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Diploma in Beauty Therapy : Site The RoundHouse

FT Advanced Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up - Level 3: Site The RoundHouse

PT Beauty Therapist Level Two Apprenticeship Standard: Site The RoundHouse

FT Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

FT Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up - Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Intermediate Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Part Time Level 2: Site The RoundHouse

PT Schools 14-16 - VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy: Site The RoundHouse

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Retail and Customer Service are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

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