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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Techniques at White Rose (Central College of Health and Beauty) Leeds

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 candidates have reached a level of education where they are expected to achieve five GCSE’s or equivalent at grades A*-C prior to commencing the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Techniques and all learners will be invited to attend an interview.


This qualification will be internally and externally assessed. Once all of the treatment evidence documentation, assignments and underpinning knowledge have been completed, the Learner will have a final practical examination carried out by the ITEC External Examiner.



Financial information

The cost for the basic kit and uniform is included in the course fee. Additional resources may be purchased by the learner if they so wish.

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)

See our 16-19 provision on this site or visit our website for a full list of the programmes we offer.

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 Leeds at:

The Central College of Health and Beauty, 4th Floor, 13-14 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS

Tel: 0113 246 1966

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: 09 March 2016
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