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Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

Students will complete Level 2 Beauty Therapy covering a range of units. All units will have written assessments, multiple choice tests and will include practical summative assessments on paying clients covering ranges set by VTCT.

Course content

You will study a range units including: Customer Service, Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety, Maintaining Effectiveness at Work, Facial Treatments, Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure and Make-up. Units are subject to change.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE at Grade D or above or successful completion of a VRQ or NVQ Level 1 Beauty Therapy with a good disciplinary and attendance record. A recent satisfactory reference and recommendation from tutor must be obtained. An interview is required with a member of the beauty team; Please evidence your qualifications with supporting certification.

All students who have a keen interest in beauty therapy will enjoy this course. You will need to be organised, committed and willing to work independently and as part of a group, as the course is both rigorous and demanding in an academic and practical sense. If you think this suits you, then you will find the course interesting, stimulating, challenging and very rewarding. It is a requirement that students will be attending a late night weekly until 8.30pm and will need to arrange appropriate transport home at this time , as this reflects industry standards.


Assessment is evidenced in a portfolio of work. Assessments include examination, observation, written, assignments and oral questioning. You will treat clients in the commercial salon and will receive practice treatments from students.

Financial information

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A KIT AND UNIFORM FROM THE COLLEGE (Approx 250.00). This cost includes a consumable price to cover products and disposables needed.

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course we recommend you complete one of the VRQ Level 3 qualifications in your subject e.g. Level 3 beauty treatment, Level 3 massage therapies Level 3 in Theatrical and Media Make up, Level 3 in Nail Technologies or Level 2 in Hairdressing studies.

Further information

Students are required to perform and receive all treatments in the course. Oasis at Oakland's is our commercial salon which provides students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of working in an operational salon. Students will be required to bring clients in for practical assessments. You will be attending college up to 16 hours per week this will include an evening session to reflect your future industry experience. Additionally you will be required to complete up to 6 hours per week home study. Students will also be given enrichment opportunities, taken on trips and encouraged to support businesses and groups in the community

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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