Beauty Therapy Distance Learning CourseBN101

Do you follow fashion? Are you excited by the latest look? Engaged by fashion and beauty trends? Then you could use your creative and artistic skill to be a beauty therapist.

This course covers the fundamentals of working in a salon including skin care, facials, make up, hair removal and nail conditioning techniques. This course is perfect if you want to start a career in beauty and get a really thorough overview of the industry. This course comes with the full level 2 makeup kit so you will have everything you need to Start Learning.

Like all of our courses, you will have access to tutor support and our courses are designed in bite sized sections to make learning easier and more flexible. So Start Learning now!

This is a theoretical course designed to give you a insight into the Beauty Therapy industry before going on to practical training in the salon or via a practical course.

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Home Study Entry Requirements 


This is an open entry course. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum. 

Practical Training


This is a theoretical course designed to give you a insight into the Beauty Therapy industry before going on to practical training in the salon or via a practical course.

Distance Learning Course Contents


To download our Course Info Pack -  click here: Beauty Therapy.pdf

Course Contents

Unit 1 - Health and Safety at Work / Safety in the Salon: Chemicals - Over-exposure to chemicals – Ventilation - Eye protection - Cumulative trauma disorders - Carpel tunnel syndrome - Matter and energy - Element, atom, compound and molecule – Adhesion - Monomers and polymers - Light and energy

Unit 2 - Salon etiquette: Salon conduct - Professional ethics - Professional appearance

Unit 3 -  Anatomy and Basic Skin Care: Function – Structure – Epidermis – Dermis - Body temperature – Nourishment – Nerves – Glands - Skin conditions and disorders - Muscular system - Skeletal system – Blood - Skin

Unit 4 - Skin Care and Facials: Cleansing the Skin - Make-up removers - Toning the skin - Moisturising the skin - Deep cleansing – Facials - Skin analysis - Massage technique – Exfoliate - Face masks

Unit 5 - Enhance facial appearance using Make-Up: Face – Eyes – Eyebrows – Lips - Treatment room - Client record card – Reactions - Application

Unit 6 - Improving the appearance and condition of the nails: Manicure and pedicure – Anatomy – Disorders – Infections – Bacteria - Client consultation – Varnish - Paraffin wax treatment - Hand massage – Pedicure - Foot massage

Unit 7 - Remove and lighten hair: Structure of the hair - Hair removal – Reactions - Home care advice

Unit 8 - Improving appearance of eyebrows and lashes: Shaping – Tinting – Perming - False eyelashes - Reactions

Also included with this course: 

FREE Level 2 Makeup Kit

·        Beauty Express Brush

·        Kit (8piece) 

·        Foundation Brush

·        Clear Spatula 11cm

·        Clear Spatula 15cm

·        Mask Removing Sponges (2) 

·        Natural Sponges (3) 

·        Headband With Velcro Fixing

·        Plastic Make Up Palette

·        Disp/Lip Brushes (25)

·        Disp/Mascara Brushes (25)  

·        Disp/Eyeliner Brushes (25) 

·         Disp/Applicators (25)  

Easy Payment Plan


Full price is £420

6 Monthly Instalments of £70.00

The first isntalment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 047 1222 if youy would like to set up a payment plan




Level 2 Award in Beauty Therapy plus a Start Learning Diploma

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Awarding Body Information


NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

Language of Course


Method of Examination


This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam. 


Q: What are the advantages of being self-employed?
A: After qualification, you may choose to start your own Beauty Therapist business. The advantages of being self-employed are superb: being your own boss, not having to answer to anyone but yourself, choosing your hours, working from home…the list is endless! Just think, no more tedious commuting to work, no more long hours…the world is your oyster. Starting up your own business is less daunting than you think, and once you’ve started, you’ll never look back.

Q: Is the Beauty Therapist course a recognised qualification?
A: The course has been mapped against the National Occupational Standards for the Beauty industry set by habia.

Q: Will I be able to become a Beauty Therapist after taking the course?
A: As this is a theoretical course, you should gain some hands on training in a salon or practise on friends and family, and then with this qualification you will be fully accredited.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: No qualifications required

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.

Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Beauty Therapy course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Beauty Therapy course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem as you can return the course to us and we can give you a full refund. However, the course must be back within 7 days and in resalable condition with the security seals intact.

Q: How do I complete the course?
A: We send the full course out to you; you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A:  If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.