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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Technical Certificate at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

If you want to specialise within this highly rewarding beauty industry then this course is for you. The knowledge and skills included are highly commercial and taught to a professional level providing excellent employment opportunities. Our commercial salons are open to the public to ensure a realistic working environment this enables learners to develop skills necessary to work with confidence within such a diverse and exciting industry.

Course content

This is an intensive course of study for those wishing to enter the beauty industry, the course content includes: skincare, removing hair using waxing techniques, manicure, pedicure, lash and brow treatments and the application of a range of make-up looks, learners will also study anatomy, physiology, salon reception, and health and safety. As part of your programme of study you will participate in work experience to develop your employability skills.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Candidates are assessed by continuous observation of skills and assessment of performance, assignments and written tests.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Nail Technology, Level 3 Spa Therapy, Level 3 Specialist Media Make-up or to employment as an Apprentice.

Further information

Both Image Centres have state-of-the-art facilities offering a realistic working environment. The Leigh centre has a nail studio and luxurious I'spa facilities. All students must purchase a kit and an Image Centre uniform, which must be worn when attending classes.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • The Image Centre - Leigh is a designated “Wella Centre of Excellence” dedicated to hair, beauty and holistic therapy.

      The impressive Wella accreditation means that the Centre has achieved the highest standard of training and demonstrates excellent links with industry.

      The Centre offers realistic working environments, including hairdressing and beauty salons, a nail studio, a theatrical & media make-up room, spa pool, sauna, flotation couch and more.

      As well as teaching the next generation of top practitioners, the Centre is also open for beauty therapy and hairdressing appointments.