Beauty, Health & Skincare Diploma

Two Year Course

Course Content

1. Skincare

Skin care is the range of practices that support skin integrity, enhance its appearance and relieve a variety of different skin conditions.

Practices that enhance appearance include the use of skin cleansers, toners, exfoliation, massage techniques, moisturisers, gels and serums.  Skin care is a daily routine that enhances the overall appearance of the skin and aids in preventing conditions like pigmentation, acne, dehydration etc.

2. Make-Up

The application of professional products such as foundation, setting powder, eye-shadow, eye-liner and lipstick to enhance the overall appearance of the face.

Contouring and highlighting is an excellent way to reshape, enhance or hide facial shapes and blemishes.

Make up applications include but are not limited to Day Make Up, Evening Make Up, Bridal Make Up, Special Occasion Make Up and Fantasy Make Up.

3. Manicure & Pedicures

Traditional manicures and pedicures are treatments performed on the natural nail on both the hands and the feet. It involves filling, shaping and trimming of the cuticles, removing hard skin on the feet, massage and finishing the nails with a nail paint.

Specialized hand and foot treatments, paraffin and hot oil treatments, anatomy of the hands and feet, skin structure. Nail diseases and disorders, contra-indications, nail products and ingredients.

4. Waxing

Waxing is the process of hair removal from the root by using a covering of a sticky substance, such as wax, to adhere to body hair, and then removing this covering and pulling out the hair from the follicle.

Hot and strip waxing of the legs, bikini, underarms, forearms and face. Skin histology and hair structure. Skin diseases and disorders, effects of hormones o=in relation to hair growth, wax products and ingredients. Sugaring and other forms of hair removal are covered in the theory.

5. Swedish Massage

This massage technique involves deeper and faster massage movements to assist with sore muscles, tension and increased circulation. The classical massage movements and their benefits over the full body as well as the back, neck and shoulder area.

History of massage, contra-indications, massage mediums, muscles of the body are taught in theory. The effects of massage on the systems of the body through Anatomy & Physiology.

6. Anatomy & Physiology

Understanding the anatomy, organs, tissues, structures and systems of the body and they how can work together, their physiology in order for the body to maintain a balance.

This is brought into each and every subject studied as working on the body whether it be via massage, a facial or make up, understanding the body, its functions and its limitation’s is crucial.

7. Hygiene, Sterilization & Microbiology

The promotion and practice of hygienic principals and how to instate them. An in depth look into the microbes that pose a threat to health and well-being, thereby ensuring effective control and contraction.

The subjects compromises of subjects to ensure a safe, sanitised work environment, safe-guarding personal and public health, operation within regulations for health, safety and security as required by law and COVID-19 regulations.

8. Nutrition

Guides the learner in gaining fundamental knowledge and understanding of nutritional needs for a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Minerals and Vitamins.

The study of nutrition indicates that diet and lifestyle largely contribute to physical and mental health, greater productivity self-improvement and a balanced self-esteem.

9. Dermatology

A visual science, dealing with visible changes on the skin. It is essential that a beauty therapist who works with skin has a comprehensive knowledge of the normal skin, as well as a reasonable knowledge of skin diseases and disorders.

10. Facial Therapy

Manual facial practical including cleanse, secondary cleanse/steaming, skin analysis, brow and lash tinting, brow shaping, facial massage and masking therapy.

Skin histology – the skin’s structures and how they function together to support a healthy balanced glowing skin. Includes basic dermatology, cosmetic skin care products and cosmetic ingredients

11. Reception & Communication

This is a contact industry by means of communication, we believe that this is if the utmost importance for our industry along with reception skills in order to deliver a service with exceptionally high standards and professionalism.

Basic skills such as answering the phone, replying to emails, greeting clients and creating a rapport is taught to ensure the student can build a loyal and trusting long term relationship with their clients.

12. Physical Science & Chemistry

Applied chemistry enables Beauty Therapists to understand the configuration of products based on the atomic structures, chemical composition and bonding abilities of ingredients as well as their reactions.

Applied physics provides the therapist with an understanding of current flow to enable them to safely and comfortably work with electrical equipment.

13. Business Studies

Basic accounting and entrepreneurial skills geared to the Beauty Industry, giving learners the understanding and knowledge required to successfully initiate, operate and manage a business venture.

14. Facial Therapy including Electrotherapy

Electrical machine treatments including Disincrustation, Iontophoresis, Facial Faradic, Brush Machine, Micro-Current, Vacuum Suction and High Frequency.

Consultation and treatment plan, theory of machines, physical science and electricity are taught. These machines are the next step in elevating a facial treatment to treat underlying conditions such as acne, pigmentation, sagging skin and more.

15. Body Therapy including Electrotherapy

Figure Diagnosis including electrical slimming and cellulite machine treatments. Full consultation, body measurements, weight and height, figure types, figure faults, muscle testing, posture and choice of treatments beneficial to the client according to their figure analysis.

Exercise therapy as well as applied nutritional knowledge is important to advising clients on their course of treatments.

Body machines such as Body Galvanic, Iontophoresis, Body Faradic, Vacuum Suction, G% and Interferential are taught and applied in conjunction with Figure diagnosis to treat a variety of body faults and concerns.

16. Cosmetic Science

To provide knowledge of the composition, properties and effects of cosmetic products and substances applied to the skin including the main active ingredients and their functions.

The subject will allow the therapist to identify and apply knowledge of science and technology effectively and critically to evaluate and display the intended effects of the cosmetic ingredients.

17. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Often known as essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.







Career Opportunities

Internationally Recognised

Quality education that is authenticated by respected examining bodies.


Become exceptional in an area of your choice. Be a make-up specialists.

Become an Entrepreneur

Become the owner of your own business.

Professional Products

Become a marketer, trainer or manager for a professional product supply-house.

Train Others

Become a trainer at a beauty health & skincare college or a hairdressing & barbering academy.

Stylist / Manager

Become a stylist or manager at a hair salon or wellness resort either in South Africa or anywhere in the world.