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Overview

This course is suitable for both school leavers and adults alike. You can study over one or two years depending on your ability. The teaching will take place in a practical working environment within our commercial salons with the most up to date facilities.

We will help you get real experience with employers and this may include:

  • Structured work-experience or work placements
  • Classes or lectures given by industry experts in college
  • Employer input into projects and exercises
  • Employers who act as ‘expert witnesses' to contribute to the assessment of your work. This may occasionally be outside of your college timetable You can study over one or two years depending on your ability

‘Teachers use questioning to review thoroughly students’ understanding… They build on students’ previous knowledge and skills. Students develop a secure understanding of what they have learned.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

You will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. This course includes tutorials, mandatory work experience and workshops to add to your learning experience for example: Sleek make up and Orly workshops to name a few. You will have the opportunity to attend external events which have included MAC headoffice, Covent Gardens, WorldSkills Live, Salon International, Blackpool Winter Gardens and The Beauty Show at the NEC.

To achieve the Level 2 Technical Diploma in Beauty Therapy, you must successfully complete the mandatory assessment components which comprise of the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy, a theory exam and a synoptic assignment (practical assessment). In addition, you must achieve the mandatory employer involvement requirement for this qualification before you can be awarded a qualification grade.

You will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. The different ways in which college could support your learning, by working with both local and national beauty salons, include:

  • Structured work-experience or work placements
  • Your attendance at classes or lectures given by industry experts
  • Employers input into projects and exercises
  • Employers who act as ‘expert witnesses' to contribute to the assessment of your work. This maybe on occasions outside of your college timetable

You will need beauty therapy equipment at the cost of approximately £160 (subject to change) which includes a uniform. The equipment is ordered through the college at the time of enrolment, you may make an application to the learner support fund for help towards the cost; this award is subject to your individual circumstances. If you are not eligible for learning support fund you will be liable for the full cost of the equipment. Uniform in the salons is compulsory and consists of the tunic top and trousers supplied in your equipment. You must supply your own plain black shoes with a closed toe and heel (strictly no trainers).

Study programme 16-18 yrs only This course is year 1 of the study programme depending on your GCSE results. If you did not achieve a grade 4 GCSE or grade 4 GCSE in English and maths, you will need to complete either GCSE or Functional Skills at the appropriate level. The level you will complete is based on your GCSE grades or previous achievement at Functional Skills. You will need to bring proof of your grades to induction in the form of a statement of achievement or your certificates.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Principles of practice for Beauty Therapists
  • Hair removal treatments
  • Facial and skin analysis
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Light cured gel polish
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Apply makeup services
  • Introduction to the spa industry

Level 2 Beauty Therapy will provide you with the skills to work professionally within the beauty industry and give you the ability to progress to level 3 Beauty therapy. You will learn essential techniques such as facial skincare, manicure/pedicure and waxing within our industry standard salons and Teaching rooms.

Student Comments

Learner Survey comments: Sept 2019: ''My teachers are so helpful and are always pushing me to achieve my goal''

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £500.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

UCAS Application Information

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Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 8 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 8 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £1000.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 8 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

UCAS Application Information

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Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £500.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

UCAS Application Information

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Student satisfaction

Satisfaction rating Recommendation rating
100/100 76/100
Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends