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Beauty Therapy - NVQ Level 2 Diploma at City and Islington College

Course description

Are you looking for a qualification to launch your career in the beauty industry? This course could be just what you need.

Course content

You will study a range of beauty techniques, developing the skills you need to carry out facials, hair removal, manicures and pedicures, and eyebrow and eyelash treatments.

You will learn about the day-to-day running of a beauty salon, including health and safety procedures, customer relations and reception duties.

You will have plenty of opportunity to practise what you are learning on real customers in the College's own salon.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a keen interest in beauty therapy, a good reference, a good level of spoken and written English, as well as good communication skills. You will also need to carry out an assessment and will be interviewed.


You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the beauty salon, as well as through observations, an e-portfolio, online testing, assignments and oral questioning.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

You can then develop your skills further through a range of Level 3 courses in beauty, spa therapies or make-up artistry.

Further information

You may be required to pay for a beauty therapy kit and uniform.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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      What We Offer

      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.