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This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to carry out safe and effective facial treatments with massage on clients to improve skin types and conditions. Students can then progress onto the CIBTAC facial electrotherapy diploma course and advanced skin treatments which will enable them to become a skin & face  specialist or facialist.


No previous beauty qualifications required. 


Successful candidates will be awarded an internationally recognised CIBTAC diploma at UK Level 2 national standards, approved by BABTAC. This CIBTAC Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) and gain public liability insurance to work in the UK, Ireland and overseas.

Diploma options

Option A – complete award
Option B – excludes eyelash & eyebrow tinting (add £100.00 tuition, £30.00 tinting kit)


Part Time Day Courses
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Mon, 16th April 2018
9.30 a. m. - 1.00 p.m.

Course requirements

This course is designed on a flexible time basis, enabling part-time students to qualify who would not be able to attend college on a full time basis. Training involves 10 full days to include home study and completion of case studies. Students will initially learn by practicing on each other, though for the duration of the course students will also be required to provide clients to work on plus a suitable model for the practical examination on the final training day.

Case studies

All students must complete 12 case studies. Treating 3 clients 4 times or 4 clients 3 times. Students must take pictures before and after all treatments.

Course content

  • Health and hygiene
  • General study of circulatory system
  • Nerves of the face
  • Muscle and bones of head, face, neck, hands and feet
  • Skin structure, functions, diseases and disorders
  • Hair anatomy
  • Consultation, record keeping
  • Skin care and skin analysis
  • Lash and brow treatments (see options section)
  • Eyebrow shaping 
  • Face, neck and shoulder massage
  • Face Masks
  • Make-up techniques
  • Product knowledge and retail sales
  • Cosmetic science 
  • Business studies

Dress code

Beauty therapy uniform is required

Course numbers

Minimum 6, maximum 16 trainees

Examination option A (complete diploma)

Theory - 45-minute multiple choice theory examination

Practical: - 2-hour practical examination  

Examination option B (excludes eyelash and brow tinting)

Theory - 40-minute multiple choice theory examination

Practical: - 1-hour 45 minutes’ practical examination  

Not included in course requirements but needed 

  • Full set of professional make-up brushes (supplied by Art Deco POA)
  • Make-up kit (supplied by Art Deco POA)
  • A pair of navy / black shoes
  • Navy cardigan 
  • Stationary items 
  • Ballieres nurse’s dictionary