Top 10 Beautician Courses in UK |


Course Fees : £295 to £6250

The beauty industry in the UK has an annual turnover of GBP 6.2 billion and employs 277333 individuals. With an overwhelming ageing population, the need for cosmetology and beauty therapy is increasing, year after year. 


This is why beautician courses in the UK are hot deals for individuals willing to pursue a career in this arena. The country has a plethora of institutes that impart quality education in the field of cosmetology. 






Conde Nast College

One week Business of Beauty Course

1 Week 

GBP 894 

Somerset College

FdA Media Make-up

2 Years

GBP 9500

London School of Beauty and Make-up

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in LASER and IPL Treatments


7 Days

GBP 1475


What are the top Beauty schools in the UK?


Here is a list of the most famous Beautician Institutes in the UK: 


1. Oxford International College Of Beauty, Witney

2. Kensington And Chelsea College, London

3. Somerset College, Taunton

4. The London School Of Beauty And Makeup, London 

5. The Manchester College, Manchester

6. London College Of Beauty Therapy, London

7. Delamar Academy In London, London


What is the cost of a Beautician Course in the UK?


The cost of attending a Beautician course in the UK can vary significantly based on the school, the length of the course and the types of programs studied. While a one week course may cost somewhere between GBP 800 - 1400, a full-time course costs approximately GBP 10000. 


What is the average duration of a Beautician course in the UK?


To be a qualified beautician, you will need a level 2 or level 3 qualification in beauty therapy, at minimum. Short term course may take 5-7 days to complete. On pursuing a higher degree, it may take up to 2 years to complete.


There are a number of ways to pursue a Beautician Course in the UK.


  • Local private beauty schools can be a suitable place to start with either a level 2 or 3 qualification. Some beauty schools and colleges will insist that you complete the level 2 beauty therapy course first, and then progress onto the higher-level course. Such courses take upto two years to complete.
  • College courses range from part-time to full-time beauty therapy study options at colleges. Some full-time courses may include a work placement for part of a term so that you gain the experience of working in a local salon. Typically the duration of such courses is 3 years. 


Why take a Beautician course in the UK?


Here is a list of reasons why a Beautician course in the UK is a great choice for you:


  • Thrive in a dynamic marketplace that offers the best diversity and challenges, which enhances work satisfaction.
  • You may decide to open your own high-street clinic or spa or offer your services to clients in the comfort of their own home.
  • You choose the lifestyle and the hours you want to work.
  • Beauty and Cosmetology is a thriving industry in the UK, which offers job security and attractive pay.  


What will I learn by taking a Beautician course in the UK?


By pursuing a Beautician Course in the UK you learn to give a facial by cleansing, massaging and toning a client's skin, a makeover by applying and advising on make-up, shaping eyebrows and coloring eyelashes, giving a manicure, pedicure or other nail treatment like extensions and nail art, removing unwanted facial and body hair, giving electro-therapy treatments to improve body tone and shape, giving non-surgical skin improvement treatments, offering UV (ultraviolet) and spray tanning.


What jobs can I get as a Beautician in the UK?


After taking a Beautician Course in the UK, you could work in a salon, at a health spa, on a cruise ship, in a hotel or from home.

With experience, you could become a salon manager. You could become self-employed and get your own salon, work from home or travel to clients. You could also move into fashion, theatre or media make-up.

200 course(s) offered by 19 institutes in UK
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Henna Brow Styling

Our Henna Brow Styling Course is designed to teach you one of the most popular beauty treatments currently offered within the industry.

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Afro & Curly Hair Skills Course

CB*MA Afro Hair Academy is delighted to be able to offer this new afro hair course that champions much needed syllabus related to the UK’s diverse & multicultural community & artists who work both on and off screen.

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Manicure Course

An understanding of professional Manicure procedures is a prerequisite to becoming a successful nail technician

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This course will allow you to offer the most on trend and in demand treatments that are results driven.

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Make-up is used to enhance, learn to apply make-up for a day look and an evening/party look!

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

At  Beauty in London Schools, we offer the NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Diploma Hairdressing course in a structure that saves you a lot of time compared to the Further Education College route and offers a flexible way for students to achieve this qualification.

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma In Hairdressing

With our Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, you will achieve your qualification attending our academy 2 days a week for six months. Our adult courses are perfect if you're looking to launch your career as a hairdresser, with no experience necessary.

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Makeup Masterclass

The Makeup Masterclass has been designed to support you in becoming your own boss and making a successful career as a professional makeup artist. 

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Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extension Course is Offered by lash & brow Institute

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Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma Women's And Men's Hairdressing

This course is designed for those learners who wish to gain a variety of employable skills across the hairdressing industry. As part of your course we will give you regular opportunities to attend industry talks and trade shows.

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