Beauty Therapy Level 2/3 (19+ Year Old Learners) – Part-Time

The Beauty Therapy Level 2/3 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.

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 to include the latest upcoming trends.

What Will I Learn?

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 and the application of make-up.

The advanced Level 3 Diploma 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 beauty exhibitions in London and advanced massage workshops.

Course Content

Level 2 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
  • Create an Image based on a Theme within Hair and Beauty

Level 3 with two available routes, 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.

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

*If you have previously studied a level 2 at another training provider and would like to enrol directly onto level 3 please contact our Admissions Department, where candidates will be assessed on individual basis prior to application.

Kit Costs

Level 2 Beauty Therapy (19+ year-old Learners) – Kit Costs

Uniform: £40*

Practical Kit (including text book): £272*

Level 3 Beauty Therapy (19+ year-old Learners) – Kit Costs

Uniform: £40.00*

Practical Kit (including text book): £155.00*

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

Course Progression

Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma will allow you to progress into employment or onto the Level 3 Diploma.

Career Opportunities

Employment in a salon, health spa, television, film studios, on board cruise liners and hotels throughout the world as beautician, nail technician or massage therapist. Students could progress to higher education courses, such as a HND Beauty Therapy.

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 (19+ Year Old Learners) Part-Time

Adult (19+) learners will not be required to study English and Maths. You will attend College for approximately 11 hours per week for a mixture of practical and theory sessions.

LevelLevel 2
Level 3
DurationTwo years:
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
AttendanceVariable hours per week
Fee(s)19+ Year 1: £1,804
19+ Year 2: £3,345


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