Beauty Therapy

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma

Beauty Therapy

Why should I study this course?

If you want to become a Beauty Therapist or Nail Technician and enjoy learning in both practical and classroom environments, then specialising as a Beauty Therapist could be a great career for you. If you love working with people and helping them feel good, pampered and relaxed, we can train you to the highest standards on this one-year course.

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What will I study?

You will learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the beauty sector. Learning will take place in both the classroom and in the college’s modern and well-equipped training salon.
You will develop your understanding of the wide range of practices and procedures needed to work in the exciting beauty therapy industry such as providing facial skincare, waxing, manicure, pedicure and health and safety.
The course is broken down into a number of units covering a wide range of beauty therapy procedures and practices.

The units that you must study are:

  • Working in beauty related industries
  • Follow health and safety practice 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
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments

You must also study a range of optional units that could include:

  • Apply make-up
  • Provide and maintain nail enhancement

Examination board

City and Guilds

How is the course assessed?

The assessment for the qualification will require you to perform practical tasks and also show your knowledge and understanding in assignments and on-line tests.

What will the course prepare me for?

Further education, employment and/or career progression in the beauty therapy industry.

Private study

As an approximate guideline you should be practicing your beauty therapy skills and developing your knowledge for around 8 hours per week. Ideally you will find regular work experience within the beauty therapy industry.

What materials will I need to provide?

You must provide your own black tunic, black smart trousers and black, flat, enclosed, thick soled shoes. You will be expected to bring your own stationery (ie paper, pens etc).

Other essential products required for you to successfully complete your course will be provided for you. You will need to purchase a kit which you will have details of at welcome days and enrolment. This is to enable you to take full responsibility for your own equipment and to practise your skills away from college. Many of our students find it beneficial to buy a text book in order to develop their skills and knowledge at home.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught the theory and practical aspects of Beauty Therapy in both the classroom and our modern, well-equipped training salon. Your enthusiastic teachers will help you to develop the essential skills and personal qualities needed for a successful performance in your working life.

This course is for you if...

You have an interest in beauty therapy and enjoy learning in both practical and classroom environments. This course is also for you if you are willing to give and receive beauty therapy treatments and enjoy working with others.

You should be positive and motivated and understand the importance of adhering to the dress code and attending regularly and on time – all skills necessary for working in the field of beauty therapy. You should also able to provide models for your beauty therapy treatments and services.

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What are the course requirements?

4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 3 (A* - D) or equivalent including English Language.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you choose a course programme that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, however, the College may need to make some changes in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Dedication, patience and maturity
  • A positive attitude and behaviour
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Teamwork skills