Once you are trained and competent in a chosen sector of the beauty industry, you may want to achieve the appropriate qualifications to teach as a beauty tutor, either within a further education college or for a private beauty training school. Many therapists choose to take their career in this direction as a means of sharing their knowledge with new learners; it is an extremely rewarding job role and gives you the opportunity to practise your treatments on a daily basis.

Furthermore, it is common that beauty tutors and/or lecturers are also self-employed and perform treatments outside of their employment working hours, as a means of generating further income and practising treatments they may not be able to whilst at work. Although as a tutor you may be trained in a variety of treatments, such as both holistic therapy and make-up artistry, you may only specialize in one sector of teaching, depending on your employment requirements.

You will develop all the appropriate technical skills for this career route during your training, covering the basics of hygiene in the workplace, health and safety factors, contraindications, as well as the specific treatments involved in becoming competent in beauty, working to an industry-required standard. 

As a tutor, you will need to ensure that you are patient, welcoming and able to assist learners at all levels as many of us learn at different speeds. You will also benefit from having excellent communication skills and are able to take control of situations. The ability to be organized with equipment, punctual and consistently reliable are also traits that employers look for when hiring new tutors.

If you are looking to work as a beauty tutor or beauty lecturer, you are required to gain a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification to obtain the appropriate knowledge and skills to be considered for this type of role. The sector that you wish to specialize in may dictate the qualifications that you will need, but it is advised that therapists looking to tutor will complete both a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification, and you are more employable with both qualifications.

You will also need to obtain a teaching qualification (PTLLs) which are offered throughout the UK and location of your learning will depend on where you are situated.

Depending on the employer, you may work either part-time with days of work dependent on your availability (as you may also be working as a self-employed therapist), or you may take on a full-time role with structured hours, five or six days a week. 

Many beauty tutors find their work rewarding for the reason that they are responsible for helping their student’s achieve their goals within their chosen career path, and are able to witness their progression and success as a result of excellent teaching.

With further progression and once teaching qualifications have been acquired, you may also want to advance into becoming an assessor for a private college or further education college in beauty, taking on further responsibility and expanding your career options.

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It is important that if you are looking to work as a tutor, you hold the required certificates and qualifications to obtain appropriate insurance and experience to do this. You will also need to be working to an appropriate level of practice, including hygiene requirements and health and safety factors and hold the required practical skills. The Beauty Academy can assist you in obtaining the appropriate qualification to do this successfully. You will also need to obtain a teaching qualification (PTLLs) which are offered throughout the UK and location of course will depend on where you are situated.

(It is advised that you obtain a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in beauty; diploma certificates will only enable you to become self-employed and offer treatments from home and/or mobile).  

(It is advised that you obtain a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in beauty; diploma certificates will only enable you to become self-employed and offer treatments from home and/or mobile).  

PTLLs Level 4 in Teaching qualification required 

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