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Course Overview

With non-surgical aesthetic treatments becoming increasingly popular in the UK, demand for qualified practitioners is at an all-time high. Open to therapists and non-therapists alike, our Aesthetic Practitioner degree opens the doors for you to pursue a variety of reputable and lucrative careers in this rapidly expanding industry. Learning in our commercial Aspire Aesthetics clinic and using the very latest equipment, you will study and practise a range of non-medical procedures in cosmetology, hair removal and skin rejuvenation, developing knowledge and skills in advanced electrical face and body technologies. Procedures you will master include laser treatments, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling and skin needling, ensuring you have the skills to thrive in this booming sector.


PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Work with real clients in our state-of-the-art clinic, featuring the latest equipment from cryotherapy machines to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) WORK PLACEMENT – Start building your professional network and gain invaluable real-world experience with the opportunity to complete a work placement during your course RESIDENTIAL VISIT – Learn first hand about the industry, for example on a visit to the Mesoestetic production facility in Barcelona ENRICHMENT – Engage with industry professionals at events such as ACE Conference and Professional Beauty North, as well as meeting a variety of expert guest speakers
Year 1

Core Modules

  • Academic Essentials
  • Aesthetic Technologies in Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
  • Chemical Peels: Theory and Practice
  • Physiology of Ageing
  • The Aesthetic Consultation

Plus one option from:*

  • Electrotherapy in Aesthetic Practice
  • Non-invasive Aesthetic Procedures
Year 2

Core Modules

  • Advancements in Technologies
  • Aesthetic Business Operations
  • Clinical Aesthetic Procedures
  • Critical Approach to Research Methods in Aesthetic Practice
  • Science of Skincare
  • Work Based Practice in Aesthetics
Year 3

Core Modules

  • Aesthetic Identity
  • Applied Aesthetics
  • Regenerative Aesthetics
  • Research Project

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

Funding Options


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Loans and Grants

You may be able to get student finance to help towards your living costs fee while you’re at university or college and tuition.

Refer a Friend Scheme

When you help a friend enroll on a degree course with  our Refer a Friend scheme, you will receive a £500 referral fee per successfully enrolled referral.