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Beauty Therapy Level 2 NVQ Diploma at Redbridge College

Course description

Have you ever wanted to know how to perform stunning makeovers or provide professional treatments in salons and spas? Perhaps you would love to run your own beauty business? This course gives you a great start to a successful career in the beauty industry, introducing a range of exciting treatments including manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials. You’ll be taught in Redbridge College’s professionally run salon, where you’ll be able to perform treatments and perfect your newly-acquired skills on paying clients.

Course content

Units you will study include:

  • Providing facial skincare treatments
  • Providing manicure services
  • Providing pedicure services
  • Enhancing the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Carrying out waxing services
  • Providing makeup services
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Promoting additional services and products to customers
  • Ensuring responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Additionally, you will also carry out manager, technician and reception duties Functional Skills: 16-18: You will also study English and maths to support your main course. 19+: You may study one of the functional skills if appropriate.

Entry requirements

You will need to have three GCSEs at grade D (including maths and/or English) or equivalent. You will also need to have good interpersonal skills, take pride in your appearance and be able to manage your time effectively.


You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of Beauty Therapy staff in specialist classrooms at our Ilford Skills Academy, as well as the college's brand new Urban Oasis salons (at The Exchange Ilford). Assessment takes place through written assignments, tests, verbal questioning and practical salon work with paying clients. Your work placement will also form part of one of your assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you will be qualified to work in a salon at a junior level. You will also have the opportunity to further expand your skills and knowledge and boost your employment opportunities by studying the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. There also also opportunities throughout your course to enrol on one day short courses including Airbrush Tanning, Airbrush Nail Art, Free Hand Nail Art, Tooth Gem, Advanced Waxing and St. Tropez.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redbridge College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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