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Beauty Therapy Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

This level 2 diploma in beauty therapy aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the beauty Industry. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the beauty therapy industries. You may study the following mandatory content: Anatomy and physiology during which you will gain an understanding of the body and to be able to apply this knowledge when carrying out a range of beauty therapy treatments. You will be introduced to the structure and functions of the skin, hair and nails to include the contra-indications that are common to these areas. Hair removal treatments covers the practical techniques of warm and hot wax and will provide you with a clear understanding of the processes and techniques involved in preparing clients and the work area for waxing treatments. Within the facial and skin analysis unit you will understand how to carry out consultations, recognise different types of contra-indications, document clients needs and diagnose skin types perform facial treatments to improve the appearance of the skin. These will include: cleansing, skin warming, exfoliation, massage and mask treatments. Manicure and pedicure treatments will provide you with the practical skills to be able to carry out the treatments as well as helping to improve your communication and consultation skills with clients. Within the light cured gel polish unit you will become aware of the chemicals and light curing technology used to provide the treatment and be taught the skills to provide the service. Lash and brow treatments covers tinting of the eyebrows and lashes, eyebrow shaping, lash lifting and the application of strip lashes. You will develop skills to enable you to apply make-up services for day and evening make up. The optional unit planned for delivery is an introduction to the spa industry. This looks at the history and development of the modern day spa, range of spa treatments available, how a spa operates and the legislation required in the spa industry. To successfully complete this unit you will need to carry out independent research alongside support from your lecturing team

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


One externally set, externally moderated assignment which will be a practical synoptic assignment assessing a range of practical skills. One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions, optional unit assessments will be undertaken. You will be informally assessed throughout the programme to track and develop your practical and client handling skills.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. Female Uniform £ 58.00Male Uniform £39.00Kit costs £116.00All costs subject to change

Future opportunities

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or onto the level 3 advanced technical diploma in beauty and spa therapy This qualification could lead to a job as a beauty therapist working in a beauty salon, spa, health club, cruise ship or hotel. You could also work within the sales industry or become a self employed beauty therapist working from home or on a mobile basis. This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in beauty therapy.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 08 November 2017
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