Beauty Therapy Courses

Take your love for beauty treatments to a whole new level. Our Beauty Therapy Course is perfect for you. You can do our course in 24 months. Find out how you can enrol right here.

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Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate

The Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Expert Certificate course provides our students with extensive and thorough knowledge of the beauty care industry today.

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A Beauty therapy course aims to give you the skills you need to be a successful beauty therapist. Become a beauty professional without a matric certificate. Find out what benefits  are available to you right here at Skills Academy. 

Benefits of Studying Beauty Therapy

Your natural interest in beauty is the first reason why you should study beauty therapy. Gaining knowledge and skills can lead to a career that you love. Here are some of the benefits you can experience by studying these courses:   

  • A Career in a Growing Industry 
  • Gain Advanced Knowledge
  • Work From Home Opportunity 
  • Be your own boss 

Beauty Therapy Course Without matric 

Students often think that they can’t study without matric. With us you can. We have special skills focused courses for students without matric. So if you don’t have a matric certificate but would like to study beauty therapy, you can. 

Our Beauty Therapy Course

We have skills focused beauty courses. This means that our course aims to improve your skills and expand your knowledge. After you complete this course, you can move onto your next step. 

Beauty Therapy Comprehensive Course

In this course you will go through nine subjects within 24 months. Each subject will focus on something different in beauty therapy. Preparing you for your life as a professional beautician. 

We also have other beauty related courses:

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Entry Requirements 

You might think this course has strict entry requirements. Yet that’s not true. Our beauty therapy course has an open access policy. This means that there are no academic requirements you need to meet to enrol. All you need is to be able to read and write in English. It’s as simple as that. 

Skills Needed to be a Beauty Therapist 

To become a beauty therapist is it important that you study. Along with the skills you gain from your course, you will need other skills. This will allow you to be an entrepreneur and be successful in your career. 


As a beauty therapist you will have to be trustworthy. This is because you will be working with clients and their bodies. Clients have to know that you will keep everything confidential. They also need to know that you know what you are doing at all times. So having a qualification will give you the credibility you need. 

Good Communication

Good written and verbal communication is important for every business and business professional. Your course will give you a basic understanding on good communication. After that it will be up to you to improve and strengthen your communication skills. 

Business Savvy 

To thrive in this industry you will need a basic understanding of how a business works. This will come in handy when you decide to open your own business. It will also help you work out prices and marketing.

What is the Highest Beauty Therapy Qualification?

There isn’t any specific qualification that will make you the best beauty therapist. You can further your education at any given time. There are many different courses you can do to improve your career. So once you have the basics under your belt, you can start your career and choose to expand your skill set more and more with time. 

How Do I Become a Beauty Therapist In South Africa 

The beauty industry has taken South Africa by storm and grows each year. There are different colleges and learning institutions focusing on beauty and beauty-related courses. So all you need to become a beauty therapist in South Africa is finding the right course and institution.  

Steps to becoming a beauty therapist: 

  • Enrol in a course
  • Complete your course
  • Get an internship 
  • Find a job or start your own business

Where to Study Beauty Therapy Courses In Cape Town 

The city of Cape Town has a variety of institutions where you can study Beauty Therapy. You can even study from the comfort of your home. This would be called distance learning, something we specialise in at Skills Academy. 

Benefits available to you with Skills Academy:

  • Study from home: so you study from the comfort of your home. 
  • Study materials are delivered: All study materials so you don’t have to run around town looking for them. 
  • Online tutors and study groups: You have access to online tutors and study groups to help you with your subjects. 
  • Study as fast or as slow as you like: Despite the duration period, you can choose to finish before then or take your time. 

Career Opportunities With a Beauty Therapy Qualification 

The beauty industry has a  variety of career opportunities for a beauty therapist.  You even have the opportunity to be self-employed. By being a qualified beauty therapist you can open and operate your own business or salon. 

  • Massage therapist 
  • Nail technician 
  • Salon owner and manager 
  • Makeup artist 

How Much can I Earn as a Beauty Therapist? 

According to PayScale, as a South African beauty therapist you can earn an estimated R5 872 per month. That’s just at an entry level beauty therapist. So remember the more you study combined with your experience, the more you can earn. 

Expand Your Skills and Dive Into Your Passion

Explore your beauty therapy study opportunities and your passion with our beauty therapy courses. Contact one of our course experts and have them explain all the benefits you can have once you enrol today. 

Last Updated: August 21, 2020

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