Level Two Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course covers all areas of beauty therapy at level two.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Working in beauty-related industries
  • Following health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication
  • Promoting products and services to clients in a salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Providing facial skin care
  • Removing hair using waxing techniques
  • Providing manicure treatments
  • Providing pedicure treatments
  • Providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Applying make-up
  • Creating an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through observation of practical skills carried out on paying customers in the salon environment. Learners also participate in written and oral questioning or online multiple-choice tests.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above, including English and Science
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma

What next?

This qualification could help you gain employment in beauty salons, health farms and fitness centres; as a representative for a cosmetics company; in the arts and entertainment industry; with beauty consultancies; and in your own business. Learners may be able to continue onto a Level Three Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Additional information

Additional mandatory qualification for 16 to18-year-old learners:

  • Functional skills

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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