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short courses and part qualification

beauty | nails | massage

short courses and part qualifications

At Beautiko College, we strive to satisfy all our clients’ needs by providing them with comprehensive and high quality training.
Each individual is unique, requiring a personalised approach to help them find the teaching style that’s right for them. 
If life and your career is a full-time job and you can’t study full-time but you need to learn more to earn more or advance yourself.
If so, then the  workshops, short courses and International VTCT/ITEC courses or the Services Seta SAQA Approved Unit Standards at Beautiko is definitely for you! 
We understand that professionals and more mature adults need their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or career.
Trainings are held on selected week days , with certain courses requiring
attendance on Saturday mornings (09:00-12:00) on special request.

Certificate in waxing 
Seta services unit standard 
Perform hair removal


The person credited with this qualification or unit standard is able to prepare their workstation for temporary hair removal, assess the hair growth and skin of their client and perform the removal of unwanted facial and body hair. Learners are able to use strip wax, hot wax, sugaring depilation for the hair removal treatment. 

The qualifying learner is able to: 

  • Explain hair growth and hair types.

  • Assess the hair growth and skin in order to perform a temporary hair removal service.

  • Prepare workstation for a temporary hair removal.

  • Perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing.

  • Perform temporary hair removal by means of bleaching.

Perform temporary hair removal by means of sugaring. 

Certificate in manicures and pedicures 
Services seta unit standard
Perform a manicure and pedicure service

manicures and pedicures

This course provides training in professional manicure and pedicure skills.

No previous beauty experience is required, as this course will teach you everything that you require to gain employment in the industry.

This course will cover the following units. 

  • Maintenance and care procedures for nails, skin of the hands and feet​

  • The application of colour to the nails on both the hands and feet.

  • French manicure technique, single layer varnishing, multi-layer vanishing.

  • Paraffin wax and warm oil treatments for nourishment.

  • The study of the structure of the nail contra-indications to manicure and pedicure.

  • Consultation and selling techniques

Pre-requisites and Entry

The minimum age for entry is 16 years. 

No previous beauty therapy experience required.


Diploma in nail technology

Services seta unit standards

Nail technology 

nail technology

The ITEC Diploma in Nail Technology is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a nail technician that includes UV gel, powder and acrylic systems, silk and fibre applications, enhancements and techniques.

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a nail technician, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

This qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 2 qualification in beauty therapy/ manicures and pedicures and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Certificate in Swedish or holistic massage
Services seta unit standard 
Perform a neck, back and shoulder massage

swedish massage

The Swedish Massage is a qualification that has been specially designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of body massage. 

  • Underpinning this qualification will enable you to develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, and client care and communication.

  • You will also develop theoretical knowledge and understanding interlinked with the practical skills and application learned throughout this qualification, such as anatomy and physiology. ​

Swedish massage is one of the most popular type of massages. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical


Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. 

The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stressand muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

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package deals

short courses

special packages

short courses and services seta and unit standards

These are special package deals for learners that do not have a lot of time and that wish to complete short courses awarded accordingly.
These unit standards can be taken up separately or in packages as suggested. Once these units are completed the learner can add additional unit standards that might lead to the full qualification in beauty and nail technology 80646.

package 1

2 unit standards
2 months

  • makeup 

  • eyelash, brow tint and shape

package 2

3 unit standards
3 months

  • makeup

  • eyelash, brow tint and shape

  • manicures and pedicures

package 3

4 unit standands
3 months

  • makeup

  • manicure and pedicure

  • waxing

package 4

4 unit standards
5 months

  • makeup

  • waxing

  • manicure and pedicure

  • neck, back and shoulder massage


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