Beauty Therapy Level 2/3

This programme is designed to kick-start your career and provide the necessary skills and techniques for you to become a beauty therapist. With the option to specialise in year two, you are provided with a number of different opportunities and experiences, including working in our commercial campus salon.

The Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2 course is aimed at those looking to work in the beauty industry. This course provides learners with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the beauty industry. These skills include carrying out treatments such as; manicure, pedicure, hair removal, facial treatments, lash and brow treatments, application of make-up and light cured gel polish.

The Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3 course is for those wishing to follow a career in the beauty industry and build on their existing qualifications. The course focuses on the development of practical skills required for employment in the beauty therapy industry. You will have the opportunity to participate in many exciting enrichment opportunities including acrylic nail technology, beauty exhibitions in London and advanced massage workshops to include warm bamboo massage and Hopi ear candling.

How Will I Learn?

Learning takes place through classroom activity, demonstrations and working in a realistic salon environment for practical assessment and case studies. When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in many exciting enrichment opportunities and the latest and upcoming trends.

Course Content

Level 2 Beauty Therapy units may include

  • Working in Beauty Related Industries
  • Follow Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
  • Promote Products and Services to Clients in a Salon
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Provide Facial Skincare
  • Remove Hair using Waxing Techniques
  • Provide Manicure Treatments
  • Provide Pedicure Treatments
  • Apply Make-up
  • Provide Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Head Massage
  • Create an Image based on a Theme within Hair and Beauty

Level 3 Beauty Therapy units may include:

  • Working with Colleagues within the Beauty Related Industries
  • Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice
  • Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
  • Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients
  • Provide Body Massage
  • Provide Facial Electrotherapy Treatments
  • Provide Body Electrotherapy Treatments
  • Provide Indian Head Massage
  • Apply Hot Stone Therapy Massage
  • Apply Micro-Dermabrasion
  • Provide Self Tanning
Entry Requirements

Level 2: 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E / 9-3), including English and maths and an interview.

Level 3: Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of the Level 2 qualification and report from the progression board.

Kit Costs

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Uniform: £40*

Practical Kit (including text book): £272*

*All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice.

Level 3

Uniform: £40.00*

Practical Kit (including text book): £155.00*

*All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Level 2 qualification will allow you to progress into employment or study full-time/part-time on a Level 3 Technical Diploma qualification such as:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced technical Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Employment in a salon, health spa, television, film studios, on board cruise liners and hotels throughout the world as beautician, nail technician or therapist. Students could progress to higher education courses, such as a HND Beauty Therapy, or complementary therapies. Successful students from this course have gone on to set up their own business, work in a commercial salon and worked as mobile therapists.

Beauty Therapy Level 2/3 (16 - 18 Year Old Learners)

16 – 18 year old learners will follow a study programme consisting of Work Experience, Enrichment activities and your Beauty Therapy qualification. In addition to your main programme, you will study English and maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSEs English and maths (one per year).

LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
The College at Braintree
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 years old study programme only: Free

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