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Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Intermediate) - Level 2

Overview

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facial treatments and make-up applications.

In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem-solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

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Entry requirements

  • GCSE English language or maths with at least grade 4/C or equivalent.
  • Plus a dexterity test, attendance at a one-day 'welcome day' during July and August, or attendance at summer school if a progressing learner.
  • You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1767A1020FREE£500.00** EApply
Sep 20221 yr(s)1767A1020FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

36 weeks.

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a mix of externally set, internally graded practical assessments, as well as externally marked exams, and externally set, internally graded synoptic assessment.

What does the course lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). 

What will I study?

Study units include:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Skin type analysis
  • Eyebrow shaping services
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
  • Make-up applications
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists
  • UV gel nails

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

What else can I do?

Work experience is required at a salon or spa while studying Beauty Therapy Level 2.

How do I apply?

Complete an online application form

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