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NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy *FEES PAYABLE* at The Beauty Academy Ltd

Course description

An ideal course for students starting out in beauty therapy. Our fast-track course combines basic skills and knowledge required by a new therapist. This course will get you treating clients and earning money in the shortest possible time.

Course content

Health, safety & hygiene
Aftercare advice
Consultation techniques

Manicure and Pedicure

Nail diagnosis
Manicure and pedicure procedure
French manicure procedure
Filing and cuticle work
Massage of the hand and foot

Luxury Manicure and Pedicure

Mask application
Use of heated mitts
Hot oil treatment
Paraffin wax application
Advanced massage techniques

False Lashes, Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting & Shaping

Eyelash tinting
Eyebrow tinting
Eyebrow shaping using tweezers
Application of flare lashes
Application of a variety of strip lashes to create the required look
You will be required to have a skin patch test 24-48 hours before the course to ensure you do not have a reaction to any products used on the day


Wax depilation provides a quick and efficient way of clearing small and large areas of unwanted hair. You will learn hair removal techniques using hot and warm wax on the following areas:
Legs, Bikini line, Underarms, Upper lip & Eyebrows

Facial Massage and Skincare

Accurate skin diagnosis using mapping techniques
Selecting the correct products and techniques to suit your clients' requirements
Superficial and deep cleansing routines
Steaming and extraction of skin blockages
Skin exfoliation
Massage of the face, neck and shoulders using relaxing techniques
Mask application - you will be shown how to mix your own masks
Scalp massage
Application of moisturiser
Retailing - product advice and pricing
Following the course you will be able to provide a professional facial treatment.
By working on the face, neck and shoulders using a variety of techniques and products, you can provide a relaxing treatment that also improves the condition of the skin


Consultation techniques
Day make-up
Evening make-up
Application of concealer, foundation, loose powder, eye shadow, eye liner pencil, mascara, blusher, lip liner and lipstick


Future opportunities

Our qualification training courses enable you to further your skills and increase your employment prospects and earning potential by developing the range of treatments you are able to offer. Having a qualification greatly increases your chances of gaining employment. It indicates to an employer that you are able to perform treatments competently and within a commercially acceptable time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beauty Academy Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Under 1 Year


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    • Course times: 10.00am to 4.00pm 

      Our Diploma and NVQ Beauty, Nail and Make-Up courses are run at our easily accessible Manchester city centre beauty school training centre situated between Piccadilly Station and Victoria Station. For drivers, there is plenty of local low cost parking.

      Established for over 20 years, The Beauty Academy provides a wide range of beauty therapy training courses covering Beauty Therapy, Nail Care Treatments, Make-Up & Eye Treatments, Hair Removal and Holistic Therapy.