Beauty Therapy ITEC Diploma L2, L3 & L5


The College of Cape Town’s Beauty Therapy Department is fully accredited to offer the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) qualifications. ITEC has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in the Beauty and Complementary Therapies.

ITEC offers one of the largest beauty qualification portfolios including qualifications for employability, specialist subjects and skills enhancement leading to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The College of Cape Town with ITEC ensures that the qualifications obtained from the institution have global recognition and that they meet the quality standards as required, both nationally and internationally.

The Beauty Therapy ITEC qualification commences at Level 2 to allow access to those that have successfully completed Grade 9. This three-year qualification offers the prospective student an opportunity to gain theoretical, practical and integrated college and industry work experience thereby ensuring readiness for employment. The qualification offers a structured work placement component. After each level the students will acquire various new skills sets and competencies whilst building on previously acquired knowledge and experience.


What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?

  • Grade 9 or equivalent for entry into Level 2
  • Passed ITEC Level 2 for entry into Level 3
  • Passed ITEC Level 3 for entry into Level 5
  • Students must meet the personality profile of a prospective Beauty Therapy Candidate.
  • Students must be physically fit.
Students will be required to complete a competency test for literacy and numeracy, a placement test and undergo an individual interview process to assess suitability prior to acceptance.


How long will it take to complete the qualification?

  • 3 years full-time
  • Enrolment in January (Part-time - Available)


Where can I study this course?

BEAUTY THERAPY ITEC DIPLOMA LEVEL 2,3 & 5 is only available at:

Ms Surita Blaauw (Education Specialist)
(T) : (021) 797 5504
(E) :


What will I be studying during this course?

LEVEL 2 (Year 1)
  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Follow Health and Safety in the salon
  • Create and maintain retail displays in the salon
  • Providing Basic Manicures and Pedicures
  • Salon Reception Duties Basic Facial Skin Care
  • Seated Massage
  • Basic Application of Make-up
  • The Art of Photographic Make-up
  • Themed Face Painting
  • Create a Hair and Beauty Image
  • Case studies for Basic Nail Art
  • Working with others in the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Computer Literacy
Enrichment Courses Year 1
  • First Aid
  • Community and Corporate work/events
  • Various cosmetic house product training
LEVEL 3 (Year 2)
  • Advanced Facial Skin Care
  • Advanced Make-up
  • Advanced Manicure and Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Nail Technology
  • Threading (Short course)
  • Eyelash Extensions (Short course)
  • Hot Stone Therapy (Short course)
  • Salon Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Case studies for all practical subjects
  • Business Awareness and Professional Conduct
Enrichment Courses Year 2
  • Various new and advanced cosmetic house product training
  • Community and Corporate work/events

LEVEL 5 (Year 3)
  • Electrical Body Treatments I+II
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Swedish Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Nail Art (Basic and Advanced)
  • Body Treatments I+II
  • Spa Treatments
  • Case studies for all practical subjects
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Salon Practice
  • Community and Corporate work/events
  • Various new and advanced cosmetic house product training


What will I be able to do after I've obtained this qualification?
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Salon Receptionist Duties
  • Basic and Advanced Facial Skin Care
  • Photographic Make-up
  • Themed Face Painting
  • Basic Make-up Application
  • Swedish and Seated Massage
  • Waxing Services
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Basic and Advanced Nail Art
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Threading
  • Electrical Body Treatments
  • Nail Technology
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Spa Treatments
  • Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Retail Displays in the salon
  • Maintain Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Salon Business Practice
  • First Aid




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