Beauty and Complementary Therapies


Are you artistic and looking for a creative outlet? Love to experiment with your look, obsessed with make-up tutorials? With the right support and training, you could turn your personal passion into a successful career.

A qualification in beauty can lead to several successful careers in the industry and enable you to perform professional treatments. On average a beauty therapist starts on a salary of £15,000 and with experience and higher qualifications this can go up to £20,000.

All courses are taught by industry experts in the Hair and Beauty Centre at the Knightstone Campus, where you will get real client experience.

There are two routes to choose from:

  • Full-time - at the Hair and Beauty Centre
  • Apprenticeship – work-based training in the surrounding area with regular sessions at the Hair and Beauty Centre

Use this page to discover your perfect course, and apply direct right here.

Careers in Beauty Therapy

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

Our beauty qualifications have been developed in conjunction with local and national employers, giving you qualifications that employers look for - opening the door to a successful career in this fun and fulfilling sector.

Taught by tutors with impressive industry careers, you will also benefit from our partnerships with: Dennis Williams Hair and Beauty Supplies, Eve Taylor, CKD (College Kits Direct), Florenceroby (The luxury uniform company for beauty, hair and spa) and VTCT.

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Level 2

Beauty, Technical Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2024
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This qualification has been specially designed for learners wanting to progress to the Beauty T level. The certificate will bridge any gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed on the T level. The assessments on this programme will help learners prepare for the expectations of the T level and will include assessments, exams, a...

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Level 3

Beauty Therapy, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Beauty Therapy T Level is an innovative programme designed to prepare students for a successful career in beauty therapy. You will embark on a two-year journey that combines classroom-based learning with industry placements, providing you with a well-rounded education and invaluable hands-on experience. Throughout the programme, you will d...

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Level 3

Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up studies, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2024
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If you’re looking to develop your passion and skills in media hair and makeup, this qualification will teach you all you need to help you achieve a career in the industry. This course will encourage you to be creative and inventive and try techniques you’ve never had the chance to before, while discovering what is most effective in differe...

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“Through Weston College’s Career Excellence Hub, we are able to get involved and support students....

Whether that be through delivering masterclass sessions, playing a part in the development of curriculum or offering work experience."   


All hair and beauty programmes are based in the Hair and Beauty Centre, at the Knightstone Campus.

  • The Hair and Beauty Centre includes five purpose-built, industry standard salons including, hairdressers, barbers, beauty salon, a nail salon and a specialist media make-up facility
  • The Hair and Beauty Centre is open to the public giving you regular, real client experience ensuring you are ready for the industry
  • All the Hair and Beauty Centre lecturers have many years experience working in the sector, so you will be learning from experts with current and relevant knowledge
  • Plus, you will have the opportunity to experiment with different styles and techniques, displaying them at our end-of-year hair and beauty show.

Competition squad selections for 2023 are open!

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kayla performing massage on lady
I love learning new beauty treatments to help people feel confident and comfortable with themselves and I also enjoy learning about the anatomy and physiology side of beauty therapy – this course covers all of that and more! 

Beauty Technical Programme

Amelia - Beauty Therapy
Level 3 Beauty Therapy Tech Qual has been an amazing, intensive course full of opportunity, I truly believe I can now go on to be the best therapist I can be thanks to Weston College- I aspire to become a Senior Spa Therapist eventually moving my way onto lecturing young people like myself in what I am most passionate about.

Beauty Therapy Level 2

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