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Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 at Harrogate College

Course description

The programme is divided into theory and practical outcomes. Theory and practical skills input will run side by side.

The course gives you the exciting opportunity to work in the world of beauty and/or is an ideal progression route to continue training and study at level 3.

Course content

We have a well-equipped salon with paying clients. This gives you the opportunity to work on a range of different clients in a realistic salon environment covering all aspects of level 2 treatments.

The world of beauty therapy offers an endless number of exciting opportunities. A career in beauty could be a passport to success.

The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours.

The course units offered are listed below:
• Health and Safety
• Promote additional services or products to clients
• Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
• Fulfil salon reception duties
• Provide facial skin care, including cleansing, exfoliating, massage and mask application
• Enhance the appearance of eyebrows/eyelashes
• Carry out waxing services
• Provide make-up services
• Provide manicure services
• Provide pedicure services

Entry requirements

Required to have 3 GCSE’s at Grade ‘C’ or above. Mature students may discuss entry requirements with the Course Leader


Assessments take place on a continual basis both practically and theoretically throughout the year. There is no final exam.

Future opportunities

Higher Education to include:

  • Holistic Therapies
  • Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Level 3 Beauty Therapy

Employment in:

  • Beauty Salons
  • Cosmetic Industry
  • Cruise Ships
  • Health Farms
  • Self Employment
  • Retail Employment
  • Teacher
  • Company Trainer

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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    • Harrogate College offers you a wide range of exciting courses to enable you to reach your career potential. The College has a reputation of offering a range of vocational opportunities meaning that you can choose a course that’s right for you, which will develop skills that today’s employers are looking for.

      Working with local businesses and organisations provides students with the opportunity to work on live projects to demonstrate ‘real’ work experience and develop your Curriculum Vitae as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification.

      The College provides outstanding student support including careers advice, course information, guidance and support, and counselling, there is always someone available to listen and help you. Harrogate College also offers a range of social activities designed to help you make the most of your leisure time while you study at the College.