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BTEC Beauty Therapy at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

Course description

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Year 12
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Year 13

This is a full time two year course training in beauty therapy with a focus on preparation for working in a spa. Also covered are anatomy and physiology and all aspects of health, safety and employment standards in this professional area.

Course content

Students are taught how to carry out a range of specified work-related tasks to professional standards set by the National Training Organisation for the Beauty Industry, while working in a realistic working environment.

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy:

  • Health and Safety Practice
  • Make-up Application
  • Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Manicure, Nail Art and Pedicure Treatments
  • Waxing Treatments
  • Client Care and Communication
  • Salon Reception Duties
  • Promote Products and Services to Clients
  • Working in Beauty Related Industries

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy:

  • Body Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Stone Therapy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Facial and Body Electrotherapy
  • Self-Tanning

Entry requirements

By interview for YR12; completion of Level 2 Diploma to progress to Y13


Continual assessment throughout the year with no final external examination; some units will have additional assignments to provide further evidence of knowledge and skills.

Future opportunities

After achieving the Level 2 Diploma (equivalent to four GCSEs): working for cosmetic houses in department stores, salon junior therapist; continue onto Level 3. After achieving the Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels): Salon senior therapist, working on cruise liners, in a hotel day spa or a health spa, working as a self- employed therapist opening own salon. This would also allow the student to gain UCAS points to continue their studies at Higher Education. Also available is a  Subsidiary Diploma (broadly equivalent to 1 A Level) for students who do not complete the full Diploma.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years