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Beauty Therapy Studies Diploma Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

Ideal for anyone with a passion for all things beauty and a desire to learn more about the skills and techniques involved, this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is the perfect place to start developing the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to be successful in this industry. During this course, you’ll spend time focusing on a range of different beauty therapy treatments, covering all parts of the body. You’ll explore facial skin care and eyelash/eyebrow treatments, waxing techniques for hair removal, and manicure & pedicure skills, alongside all the important aspects of working in a salon such as health & safety, and communicating with clients. As well the mandatory units, you’ll also get the chance to study additional topics, in order to make up the credits you need for this diploma. You may choose to look at self-tanning techniques or how to pierce ears, or focus on make-up application or threading skills, all depending on your preferred interests and passions.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies, you’ll need to have at least three GSCEs at grades A*-C, including both English and a creative GCSE. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.You should also be committed to learning independently and working as part of a team, with good listening & communication skills, and an artistic flair.


Throughout the duration of this course, you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways, including regular practical and written work, written tests, assignments and practical observations. You’ll build up a portfolio of evidence (that will include pre-observations and final tests), and take part in a work placement to gain relevant industry experience.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

The ideal next step after you have completed this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is to advance onto the Level 3 Diploma and learn more in-depth skills & techniques, right here at The Manchester College. You’ll then be well on the way to a rewarding career in the Hair & Beauty sector, with a whole range of job roles to choose from, depending on the areas you’d like to focus on further.

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: 10 April 2018
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      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
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      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

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      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.