Our beauty and complementary therapy courses are designed to give you the skills and experience to be successful in the industry. 

We offer a huge variety of courses in the industry, taught by our staff who all have industry experience themselves. 

A qualification in this subject could lead to a job. If you currently work in the industry, gaining further qualifications will help you specialise and increase your earning potential.

You don’t need to be an expert. Our courses start at Level 1, so you can work your way up to the level you feel is right, even if you’ve never tried the subject before. Beauty and complimentary therapies covers a range of massage techniques, but also makeup application, nail treatments, and a range of alternative therapies such as crystal therapy.

Our courses will help you gain the skills you need to gain employment, or even start running your own business, and our experienced staff are always happy to give you any help and advice you need. 

All our courses are taught in the Hair and Beauty Centre at the Knightstone campus, giving you access to industry standard facilities. 

Careers in Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have been advertised in the South West region within the last year.

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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.

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Salaries in the industry vary massively depending on factors including your level of qualification and whether you work as part of a large organisation or through self-employment (58% of beauty therapists are self-employed) 


  • Beautician: £12,379 - £20,536 
  • Reflexologist: £25 - £70 an hour 
  • Aromatherapist: £25 - £45 an hour 
  • Massage Therapist: £25 - £60 an hour 

Students have gone on to accomplish many achievements in their careers, including opening their own salons, working for well known beauty companies and in sports industries as massage therapists.  



  • 8% of people working in the beauty industry are male, a figure that has risen over the last decade
  • Hair and beauty apprenticeships are the 10th most popular apprenticeships in the UK
  • 58% of beauty therapists are self-employed.

It's easy to apply...

Applying for a Weston College course is easier than you might think, but it's the only way to guarantee your place at the College. It takes just a few minutes to apply online - just select the course you're interested in from the dropdown menu at the top of this page and click 'apply now'.

Alternatively, you can find our paper application form at the back of our prospectus.

Applying isn't a binding decision and you can always change your mind at a later date - but if you want to reserve your place on these successful courses,​ now is the best time to apply to ensure you don't miss out!

Unsure what courses is right for you?


"The thought of going to university had never crossed my mind before my journey at the College, however I have now completed a BA Honours degree!"

Level 2 Hair and Media and BA (Hons) Degree in Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production

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