Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

Beauty is becoming an ever-growing industry that is satisfying and enjoyable! If you feel you want to make others feel relaxed; pampered and wonderful then this is the course for you!

Our Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career an employed and/or self-employed beautician/beauty specialist.

This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths.

Successful interview with a Beauty or Nail Expert.

Course Skills & Benefits

Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including:

Removing hair using waxing techniques;
Applying make-up;
Eyelash and eyebrow treatments;
Manicure and Pedicure;
Facial skincare;
Client care, health and safety and fulfilling salon reception duties.

Mandatory Units

Provide facial skincare
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
Apply make-up
Client care and communication in the beauty related industries
Provide manicure treatments
Provide pedicure treatments
Follow health and safety practice in the salon
Salon reception duties

Optional Units

Provide eyelash perming
Contribute to the effective running of business
Display stock to promote sales in a salon
Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

Course Progression

Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services
Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician/beauty specialist, including:
Commercial beauty salons.
Independant/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

You will also have the potential to progress onto our Specialist Level 3 Beauty programme.

Course Assessment

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

Course Additional Information