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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

This course is suitable for those who want to establish the skills and knowledge required to launch a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician/beauty specialist.

Developing your skills on paying clients, you will learn how to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments, hair removal using waxing techniques, makeup application, basic manicures and pedicures and facial skincare.

You will also have the opportunity to attend The Professional Beauty North Exhibition, meet guest speakers and benefit from professional demonstrations.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Eyelash and brow treatments
  • Hair removal using waxing techniques
  • Makeup application
  • Manicure, pedicure and nail art treatments
  • Facial skincare
  • Salon reception duties
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, end of module exams and portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress on to one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Techniques

Alternatively, you may want to move into employment as a beauty receptionist, make-up consultant, sales representative or become self-employed.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

Ref: Janice Hodson

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Why study Beauty, Nails, Makeup and Spa Therapies with us?

Enrichment Activities

Enhance your skills with enrichment activities such as ear piercing and casualty makeup.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach. 

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial beauty salon and spa, The Lounge. 

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as Dermalogica, MAC and Star Nail.