Beauty Therapy Course

Comprehensive, Internationally Accredited Beauty Therapy Career Course

Amongst the students at our exclusive, reputable beauty therapy and make-up/special effects design school, we find that certain of them are only interested in certain courses, some of which are presented on a part-time basis.

However, those learners who are really driven to reach the top of the beauty industry ladder and have the most career choices (by far the majority), prefer to enrol for full-time studies, taking beauty therapy courses which afford them the opportunity to gain every available set of skills and knowledge that the industry has to offer.

Bona Fide Diplomas and Certificates, Full- and Part-time

We recognise that each student’s study needs and choice is individual, which is why we cater for both groups, bringing the top levels and standards of professionalism to the content and curricula of all our courses, be they certificate or diploma courses, full- or part-time. The choice remains with the learner and his/her own career plans.

It follows that some programmes only cover or focus on certain disciplines, but our 3-year beauty therapy course, presented in modules of 1 year each, provides an overall remarkably comprehensive curriculum. Over the entire 3-year period, highly diverse subjects are presented and studied, equipping the beauty therapist with a wide range of specialised skills.

First Year Subjects – Beauty Specialist

Some of the first-year subjects include make-up techniques, waxing, brow and eyelash tinting, nail care and treatments, massage, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, business administration, applied dermatology, communication, bacteriology, nutrition and first aid.

Second Year Content – Body Therapy

Progressing from the first year, the second year is geared to cater for clients who have more complex therapeutic needs. Learners are also exposed to practical clinic experience, whilst learning to master sales and marketing, vital to every successful business enterprise.

Certain first-year subjects are continued, but on a more advanced, in-depth level. Other additional curriculum content includes applied cosmetology, hospital and health services (Learner Clinic), body alignment and movement, electrotherapy, aromatherapy and reflexology, and client and retail service.

Year Three’s Programme – Spa Therapy

There is a growing trend amongst clients to attend beauty and/or medical spas for intensive beauty treatments and therapy, some for a few hours, a full day or for a longer period of time. Medical spas engage therapists who have successfully completed our third year programme, which follows on upon those of the previous two years.

Spa therapists also obtain work assisting cosmetic surgery specialists. Their third-year subjects reflect medical spa specialities, such as specialised, sports, deep tissue massage techniques, hot stone, pregnancy and infant massage, hydra-therm therapy, masks, wraps, exfoliation, diet and nutrition, and more traditional beauty treatments like nail technology and permanent make-up.

From a practical perspective, students are additionally required to complete 200 hours working in a spa, gym, physiotherapy practice or beauty salon.

Where to Study Beauty Therapy

All our courses enjoy local recognition, whilst most are also internationally accredited. Students are encouraged to write voluntary international membership and accreditation examinations upon completion of our college’s exams, enabling them to obtain work abroad too.

Enrol now for next year’s intake and complete your beauty therapy course at the longest established academy in South Africa, irrespective of whether you want to work at your profession full- or part-time, locally or internationally.


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