Beauty Therapy, Spa & Make-up Artistry


We offer a wealth of courses to meet the needs of the ever-changing and constantly evolving beauty industry.

Whether you choose to study Beauty Therapy with Miskin Spa & Beauty or Hair & Media Make-up or Theatrical Make-up, studying with us will allow you to develop your skills by gaining hands-on professional experience with real clients in our on-site commercial salon, spa & make-up studio. You are able to gain skills within beauty to include facial treatments, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eye treatment, tanning and nail art. 

As you progress you will be able to develop those skills and your employability choices by studying body massage, facial electrical treatments, body electrical treatments, Indian head massage and spa therapy treatments.

You will gain skills within Hair & Media Make-up to include body art design, the art of colouring hair, the art of dressing hair and the art of photographic make-up. Make-up artists are given the opportunity to work on film sets, live theatre and photographic shoots while our beauty students will work and train with industry professionals in a range of salons and spas. 


At Dartford Campus we have our Make Up Studio and Spa which includes a steam room and sauna which gives our students the chance to learn in modern and true-to-industry environments.

Our Salons and Studios are open to the general public, on most week days and selected evenings offering a comprehensive range of treatments, which are provided by our students as part of their training.

What will I learn?

Courses require practical experience gained in either the Beauty Salon or make-up studio, all courses involve a high level of theory.

What qualification will I gain?

Beauty Therapy is offered at Levels 1, 2 & at level 3 completing an Advanced Technical Diploma; Hair & media Make-up artistry is offered at level 2 & at level 3 an advanced technical diploma in Make –up artistry is offered with Theatrical make-up also available 17/18 studying a level 3 advanced.

What progression options will I have?

With Make Up or Beauty you can progress through the Levels, onto a Level 3 course. It is also possible to continue your qualification as an Apprentice, should you find employment (please see our Apprenticeships section for more information).

You can find work in areas such as working in salons, spas, cruise ships, theatre or television.

What costs are involved?

This can vary depending on the course, but for uniform, textbooks, products and trips, you could be paying between £113 and £550. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information.

Entry requirements?

You must have a genuine interest in Make Up or Beauty Therapy for the Level 1 course. Level 2 requires two GCSE’s at 4 grade in English and Maths. For the Level 3 you will need Level 2 in the subject area.

Click here to view Make Up and Beauty Therapy courses or call 01322 629400.

If you would like to visit the Hairdressing or Miskin Spa and Beauty Salon as a customer, please see Open to the Public for contact details.