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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques at White Rose (Sheffield School of Health and Beauty)

Course description

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician/beauty specialist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/beauty specialist. 

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
 

Course content

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including: removing hair using waxing techniques, applying make-up, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, facial skincare, client care, health and safety and fulfilling salon reception duties. 

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: tanning techniques, instructing on make-up application, removing hair using sugaring or threading techniques, eyelash perming, ear piercing and nail art techniques. This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.
 

Entry requirements

It is recommended that learners have achieved a level of education equivalent to four GCSE’s at grades A*-C prior to commencing the programme, however, learners should discuss their own circumstances with the College as entry is based on qualifications, skills and experience as well as a keen interest in a career in the Beauty Therapy industry.

Assessment

  • Assessment is through portfolio building and continual assessment of practical skills, written work and assignments.
  • Learner progress is monitored through regular tutorials and reviews.
  • Support is provided by our expert team throughout the course

Financial information

The cost will vary depending on age and current qualifications and need to be discussed with the College.

Future opportunities

What could this qualification lead to?



Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician / beauty specialist, including:

- Commercial beauty salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings 

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3, these include: 

- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy  (QCF)
 

Further information

Learners should contact the College to discuss/apply for this course and ensure it is appropriate for their needs.

The college is located in the centre of Sheffield at:

Sheffield School of Beauty, Ground Floor, Barkers Pool House, Burgess Street, Sheffield, S1 2HF. 

Tel 0114 275 0201

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: 16 March 2016
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