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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Level 2  Beauty Therapy course is a job ready qualification providing general skills and knowledge that employers expect of an entry level beauty therapist. You will be able to provide basic essential treatments for relaxation, improving the condition of the skin and nail treatments.

Course content

Introduction to beauty related industries

  • Principles & practices of Beauty therapy
  • Skin care & Facials
  • Waxing techniques
  • Hand and foot treatments
  • Lash & brow treatments
  • Apply make up 
  • Related anatomy and physiology

City & Guilds qualifications are in the process of being changed at present, as soon as we have information confirmed we will update this course information.

Literacy and numeracy are an integral part of this course for those aged under 19 years.  If you have not achieved GCSE grades 4-9, or equivalent in English and Maths you will be required to attend Maths and / or English. 

Additionally to enhance your employability your learning package will also include:

· Personal tutorial guidance and support services
· Preparation into employment or progression into another course, i.e. C.V writing and business advice 
· Sessions with industry speakers from product companies and suppliers to the industry, ex-students and employers

- Opportunities to compete in competitions 

· Opportunities to enrich your communication and people skills working in our community projects
· Regular commercial salon experience, honing your commercial treatment timings and building confidence in our salons 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (grade A-D) preferably including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.  If you are under 18 without Maths and English at Grade C, you will be required to study these subjects.

If you do not meet the entry requirement we will advise you on an alternative programme to suit your individual study needs.


Continual assessment throughout the course/ Written assignments/ Online tests/ Practical assessments are undertaken on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale/Portfolios of collated study evidence.

In addition to timetabled classes there is provision for independent study time. Students will undertake independent learning, investigation and research and bring this to present and share in subsequent classes. 

Future opportunities


The hair and beauty industry is worth over £6 billion to the UK economy and is growing. it is a dynamic and creative sector with a wide variety of career opportunities, including work in salons, spas, business and enterprise, film, television, fashion,training and product development.

Almost half of the people working in the sector are self-employed, making it one of the most entrepreneurial industries in the country and many of the sector professionals are keen to advance their skills through continued development.

Becoming part of Warwickshire College community will enable you to enjoy this exciting, prestigious and fast moving sector.


Progressions routes can be;

To open up more employment opportunities we would encourage you to progress onto a Level 3 programme which is seen by industry employers as a professional status.

Warwickshire College offers the following course at Level 3:
- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapies

Entry job roles with Level 2
- Manicurist
- Hair / Beauty Receptionist
- Make up consultant
- Sales representative 
- Self employed

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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