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Aesthetic Practitioner

University College Birmingham

UCAS Course code W200


- Course snapshot

With the number of non-surgical treatments is rising in the UK and demand for qualified practitioners is at an all-time high, and our Aesthetic Beauty Practitioner foundation degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the skincare sector.

Who’s the course for?

This course, accredited by University College Birmingham, has been designed to explore a range of non-medical procedures within cosmetology. It will provide a foundation for a variety of careers within the skincare sector, including laser practitioner, skincare specialist and treatment/training co-ordinator, and is ideal for anyone looking to maximise on the opportunities in a world of advanced anti-ageing procedures.

Why should I study the course?

Teaching and individual study covers a vast range of core competencies in the sector including the physiology of ageing, science of skincare and clinic practice.

You will be able to apply your knowledge in practical and relevant ways to different areas in the field of hair removal, skincare and beauty products.

As a graduate, you will be able to perform laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling and other techniques to reinforce treatment efficacy alongside a range of advanced electrical face and body technologies.

Great. Tell me some more

You will get the chance to experience our state-of-the-art teaching facilities which feature the latest salon equipment and cosmeceutical products and treatments from top brands including Lynton Lasers and Environ.

As an undergraduate, you will also have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter.

So what modules will I study?

Year 1: Academic Skills, Employability Enhancement, Physiology of Ageing, Aesthetic Technologies in Hair Removal, Therapeutic Techniques, Aesthetic Technologies in Skin Rejuvenation.

Year 2: Clinic Practice, Placement, Science of Skincare, Clinical Aesthetic Procedures, Advancements in Technologies (students with a general Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy only, which must include Level 3 Face and Body Electrotherapy), Advanced Techniques and Consultancy Procedures, Principles and Practices of Electrotherapy (students without a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy that includes Level 3 Face and Body Electrotherapy)

What skills will I gain?

As well as the comprehensive knowledge and skills you will acquire at university, you will be encouraged to gain work experience as a great opportunity to put what you have learned into practice alongside qualified professionals.

We have developed close working relationships with a range of businesses and can offer you a wide range of placement opportunities alongside your studies.

Our hired@UCB team will make sure you are well-matched for your placement and support your progress throughout your work experience.

What about the future?

This course is an ideal qualification if you want to pursue a career in the aesthetics industry and clinical skincare sector. It will equip you with the latest in clinical education, gaining skills and knowledge to enable you to become part of a rapidly expanding industry.

Graduates can also go on to work for the cosmeceutical industry, working with products and treatments in a sales or training role. Specific roles include:

• Laser practitioner

• Skincare specialist

• Treatment/training co-ordinator

Award: FDA
Professional Qualification
2 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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