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Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 at Riverside College Halton

Course content

Here is an outline of the units you will be required to pass both in practical and theory: Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety Fulfil salon reception duties Promote additional products and services to clients Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work Improve and maintain facial skin condition Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments Remove hair using waxing techniques Provide manicure treatment Provide pedicure treatment Provide makeup treatment Anatomy and Physiology

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D including English.


For each unit you will be required to complete an end of unit test or type an assignment. For all practical units you will be assessed in a realistic working environment on paying members of the public. Evidence in the form of treatment plans and photographs will need to be presented in a portfolio of evidence. You may also be required to attend on the day of the External Verifier visit.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Beauty Therapy (via a selection process) or work as a mobile therapist. You may wish to apply for employment in beauty salons or for a cosmetic company.

Further information

Overall, kit and text book - details to be advised at college. Full length plain black trousers, full black low heeled shoes, camera with flash for photographic evidence, lever arch file, plastic wallets, dividers, 3.5 floppy disk and other various items of stationery, i.e. pens etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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