A Beauty Therapy Practitioner (advanced) will be able to demonstrate expertise in general beauty services as well as being a specialist in two or three areas such as advanced body and facial treatments, makeup and skincare advice.

The competition focuses on the role and tasks of a Beauty Therapy Practitioner carrying out a range of services which reflect both current and traditional standards plus current industry requirements. This may include advanced body, nail, make up and facial treatments. As a competitor, you will also be tested on health and safety, professionalism, client care and communication skills to demonstrate exceptional level of skill and creativity.  Ideally you are looking to demonstrate your specialist skills and technical knowledge to the highest level with a view to progressing your career further in the beauty or spa therapy industry.

Read how competing helped silver medallist Kirsty’s career.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Professional demeanour

  • Safe working practices

  • Professional attitude

  • Effective interaction with the client

  • High level of skill and dexterity

  • Management of time allocation

  • Ergonomic working methods

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies below
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies in the Technical Handbook and have excellent relevant knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Competitors must be working towards or have completed a Level 3 Beauty Therapy programme of study within the past 12 months

How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The Entry Stage will be sent once an individual has successfully registered for the competition. The deadline for the entry stage is 26 April

Live Qualifier.

The qualifiers are likely to commence the week of 17th June, over a half day period, and will be held across England, including the North East, North West, Walsall and South East.

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC)

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle

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