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

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 and be enrolled on a programme of study working towards Beauty Therapy Level 3 when entering the entry stage of competition.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle.

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