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Pre- Apprenticeship Level 2 in Beauty Therapy at Garforth Academy

Course description

Ideally students will have achieved a minimum Grade 3 or above in either English and Mathematics at GCSE. However, if these grade are not achieved, course entry will be discussed on an individual basis.

Learning will take place in an onsite salon, through consultation with real clients using professional brand Eve Taylor and through a two-week block work placement in a commercial setting.


Course content

Students will learn skills to complete all amdatory units that include:

  • Health safety and hygiene
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Facial and body electrical treatments
  • Waxing Services
  • Facial and body electrical treatments
  • Skin type and body analysis
  • Swedish and mechanical massage therapy
  • Electrical science
  • Eyebrow shaping service
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting service
  • Make-up applications
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists

In parallel, students will develop their communciation and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills; all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above or Pass at Key Stage 4 Habits course


Assessment will be based on 50% portfolio evidence, 30% external examination and 30% client based consultation and practical assessment of all mandatory skills.

The qualification is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*

You will also gain an additional qualification in Semi-permanent lash extensions, MyLash lift eye treatment and Gel nails.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can enter employment as an apprentice beauty therapist or progression onto a specialised Level 3 Beauty Therapy pre- employment course which could lead into fashion, television or cruise ship work.

Further information

A tutorial programme is mandatory and supports the student throughout their studies with guidance and individual learning plans put into action.

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: 16 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September