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Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Diploma (NVQ) Level 2 at New College Nottingham

Course description

If you're already employed in the beauty therapy industry but would like to enhance your practical skills by gaining a qualification, an Apprenticeship could be a great choice for you.

You'll study alongside your work, while improving your technique, knowledge and customer skills. You'll be supported by your tutor on the job and by an assessor who will come out to visit you to monitor your progress.

A Level 2 Apprenticeship will give you a great grounding from which to build your future career, as well as gaining a qualification, you'll also gain in confidence and develop your ability to deliver a fantastic experience for your clients every time. 

You can start an Apprenticeship at any time as long as you're working in the industry, if you're not in employment, get in touch with us for support in finding a role.

Course content

You'll learn about a range of different beauty therapy techniques across several units designed to improve your knowledge and skills. You'll also undertake maths, English and functional skills at Level 1 which will support you in your theoretical and practical work.

You'll study: 
 • Specialist facials 
• Eyelash/brow treatment  
• Manicure/pedicure   
• Wax depilation   
• Reception/sales skills  
• Skin diagnosis  

Entry requirements

You'll need to have one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs (3 at grades A*-D and 1 at grade A*-E), including English & Maths or equivalent  - Functional Skills may be accepted in place of GCSE English and/or Maths
  • Previous experience may be considered


The workplace tutor continually assesses practical and theory work throughout.  An internal verifier will visit students to monitor progress. Students are required to keep a portfolio of evidence generated in the workplace.

Future opportunities

  • Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Beauty
  • Level 2 Hairdressing/Barbering Diploma
  • Level 3 Nail Technology, Body & Spa Therapy or Beauty Therapy Diploma
  • Sports and leisure courses or professional qualifications in health and holistic body therapies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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