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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

This intermediate course is designed to enable students to enter into the exciting world of the beauty therapy industry. It gives students the chance to learn in our modern up-to-date salons using state-of-the-art equipment. You will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities which may include: trips to beauty shows, exciting fundraising activities and competitions.

Course content

Here is a snapshot of the core and additional units you will study throughout the year:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Facial therapy
  • Promotion and sales
  • Application of make-up.
  • Eye treatments
  • Waxing
  • Professionalism, retail and employability skills
  • Realistic commercial salon environment

Entry requirements

1 GCSEs at grades A-C or above in English or Maths, you will also need to have suitable tutor/ school references and a skills check. Mature applicants will be considered without formal qualifications, subject to taster day and interviews.


You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and examinations. Experienced tutors will closely monitor and guide you through techniques to ensure you are meeting and exceeding industry standards. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review your progress regularly.

Future opportunities

Progressing to level 3 will provide you with the qualifications, experience and additional skills you require to work within the industry and meet the high standards that it demands.

  • Mobile therapist
  • Spa therapist
  • Beauty salon therapist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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