Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate

The Skills Academy Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate course provides students with extensive and thorough knowledge of the beauty care industry and equips them with the vital skills needed to become successful beauty technicians.

Beauty Therapy is a fantastic career choice as the growing worldwide demand for beauty therapy services and associated products get bigger by the day. For a qualified beauty therapist there are many commercial and international opportunities; however, a good beauty therapist needs to understand and work with diverse cultures and trends, and have a thorough knowledge of the products and services that they are selling.


Course Information:

CourseBeauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate
 Programme Type Provider Programme
 Award Type Skills Academy Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate
 Award Issued By Skills Academy
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration 24 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
  • Learners must be able to read and write in English

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Certificate course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Our Tutors Will Make Sure You Pass!

Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.


The Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate course has 9 subjects, and will take 23 months to complete if you follow the proposed timetable given to you by the college.


1. Introduction to business English

2. Professional salon skills

3. Introduction to make up application 1 the anatomy of the face

4. Introduction to make up application 2 the elements of the face

5. Facial skin care theory

6. Facial skin care techniques

7. Lash and brow

8. Nail technician: manicure and pedicure

9. UV Gel nails, acrylic nails, fiberglass nails and decoration


1.Introduction to business English

This module will teach students how to correctly use the English language for business it covers everything from email to presentations to listening skills

  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness


2. Professional Salon Skills

This chapter gives you a good introduction into the beauty industry and how to conduct yourself professionally in the salon environment. It will also talk about how to prepare for your consultation with a client, which is one of the most important elements you need to master as a beauty therapist. 
The subject contains the following chapters:

  1. You the therapist
  2. You and your client


3. Introduction to make up application 1

Before you start to apply make-up to the face there is a lot you need to know. We start with module with a look at the anatomy of the face; the facial bones, shapes and muscles. You will then learn what tools you need to apply make-up, and how to care for those tools.  It then discusses use of colour, foundation, concealer and how to contour a face with make-up.  The subject contains the following chapters:

  1. The anatomy of the face
  2. Tools and requirements before applying make up
  3. Vigorous colours
  4. Using foundation and concealers
  5. The wonders of contouring


4. Introduction to make up application 2

You will now learn how to apply make-up to the eyes and lips, as well as what make-up is appropriate for clients of different ages. You will then look at make-up for special occasions such as weddings and black tie events and then look at different styles of make-up that you can start to experiment with, as you get confident in this subject. 
This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Spectacular eyes
  2. Lovely lips
  3. Perfection at every age
  4. Special occasions
  5. Favourite classics


5. Facial Skin Care Theory

This subject will give you a better understanding of skin before you move on to discussing facials in the following subject. 
The subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Anatomy of the skin
  2. Skin types
  3. Skin tones
  4. Skin disorders


6. Facial skin care techniques

In this subject we discuss preparing the treatment area, consulting with the client and then how to do various facials. After care advice is also important in any treatment! 
The subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Hygiene and preparation of the treatment are
  2. Face mapping and client consultations
  3. Basic/normal facial components
  4. Collagen/ anti-aging facial
  5. Acne/ deep cleansing facial
  6. Light fruit acid peel facial
  7. Galvanic facial
  8. Oxygen facial
  9. Facials for men
  10. Aftercare advice


7. Lash and brow

The client consultation is the most important element to get right for any beautician, so we once again discuss the lash and brow consultation. We also discuss brow services, lash services and lash and brow tinting.  This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. Client consultation
  2. Brow services
  3. Lash services
  4. Lash and brow tinting


8. Nail technician: manicure and pedicure

We start with the history of nail care and more detailed anatomy of the hand and foot. Then we outline what tools and equipment we need before learning how to conduct both a manicure and a pedicure.  Remember that the preparation and massage is as important as the application of the nail varnish, so study these parts very closely. 
This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. History of nail care
  2. The anatomy of the hand and foot
  3. The skin
  4. The structure of the nail
  5. Tools, equipment, materials and products
  6. Manicures
  7. Pedicures


9. UV Gel nails and decoration

This unit teaches you how to apply UV gel nails, and how to decorate nails. There are three assessment tasks so that you can practice what you have learnt. 
This subject contains the following chapters:

  1. UV gel nails
  2. Nail decoration
  3. Acrylic nails
  4. Acrylic nails – reversed method
  5. Fibreglass


Skills Academy will require you to complete the recommended assignments. The assignments are designed to help you through your learning to make sure that you completely understand all the topics covered and that you can apply this to your working environment. There are absolutely no exams for this course.


This course is a Provider Programme. It is not Accredited.
Provider Programmes are quality assured and certified by the provider, that means by Skills Academy. They are not registered on the NQF, do not carry any national credits; and do not lead to a National Qualification.
Provider Programmes exist to help develop your skills. They are usually short courses, and professional career development courses. If you need to learn skills that you can apply in your work fast, then often a provider programme or short course is the fastest way to get there.


You will be awarded a Skills Academy Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate .

As Skills Academy values education and cares about our students, your completion award will be

sent to you via courier so that you receive it as soon as possible and without any delays.

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Last Updated: September 13, 2018

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