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Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

On this study programme you will learn the creative skills of a beauty therapist, including make-up, manicure, pedicure and nail art, facial skincare, eyelash and brow treatments, waxing and tanning. You'll also have the chance to practise your skills in a real life salon environment and undertake reception duties.

Our new Lifestyle Centre is home to our state-of-the-art nail bar, hair salon, beauty salon, tanning room, spa room (including sauna, steam room and hot tub), make-up room and training salons.

Course content

Throughout the qualification, a range of theory and practical assessments will support your learning and test your knowledge and skills development. You will be taught by industry professional staff within our brand new modern commercial salons.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.
Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE Maths will study towards GCSE Maths to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and retake GCSE Maths in the following year.

Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE English Language will study towards GCSE English Language to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study the Level 1 Functional Skills English and retake GCSE in the following year. 

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.


On-going assessment is by multiple choice question tests that you complete online, as well as working on clients to gain competency and confidence within this speciality field. 

Throughout the qualification we will also be working on the development of your employability skills as well as your maths and English.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of the course you will be invited to continue your studies with us. For a career within the industry you should progress on to the next level within your speciality. However, should you wish to take an alternative route you can study further and specialise in either Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up or Nail Technology.

Further information

Q. Will I have to wear a uniform?
A. On your first day, you will come in your own clothes, you will then be expected to wear all black until your uniform arrives.
Once you have your uniform, you will be expected to wear this at all times except in GCSE or Functional Skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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