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Beauty Therapy City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 at Doncaster College

Course description

This qualification forms part of a complete programme which will help to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to succeed not only in beauty therapy, but also in the wider world of work.

As well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification in beauty therapy you will also develop skills and achieve qualifications in English, Maths and Customer Care. Training will take place in our well equipped, modern salons, with instruction from our team of highly skilled, qualified and supportive tutors.

You will be taught through a combination of classroom and salon activities and will complete written and practical work. You will learn practical treatments by working on your classmates, before moving on to work on paying clients in our real life working salon.


Course content

You will cover the following units:

  • Ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety 
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Provide facial skin care treatments
  • Enhance the appearance of eye brows and lashes
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Provide make up services
  • Customer Service
  • Students who have not already achieved GCSE English & Maths at grade C or above will also work towards achieving these as part of their programme


Entry requirements

  • 1 GCSE grade C or above in maths or English
  • Initial assessment score of level 1 in both English & Maths  
  • Adult learners who do not hold any formal qualifications must achieve an initial assessment score of Level 1 or above in English
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • Strong interest in beauty therapy
  • Smart appearance



‚ÄčAssessment will include practical observations on paying clients, written assignments, computer based tests and building portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform, details of which will be provided at interview.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Body & Spa Therapies
  • Level 3 Hair & Media Make-up
  • Complementary Therapies Level 3 Diploma

This qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment as an beauty therapist in many locations including beauty salons, spa resorts and health farms.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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