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Beauty Therapy Level 2 VRQ Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Level 2 Beauty Therapy is a one year course designed for those with little to no experience, who would like to gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. This course enables learners to progress to level 3 Beauty Therapy.

Under the guidance of creative and diligent tutors you will gain the practical and theoretical knowledge to create beautiful Make-up and hair designs.

Course content

Units covered:

  • 201 Working in beauty related industries
  • 202 Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • 203 Client care and communication
  • 205 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • 216 Salon reception duties
  • 204 Provide facial skin care
  • 206 Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • 207 Provide manicure treatments
  • 208 Provide pedicure treatments
  • 210 Provide lash and brow treatments
  • 209 Apply make-up
  • 222 Head massage
  • 223 Apply skin tanning techniques

This course if fast paced creative and delivered to strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently.

Maths and English

Depending on GCSE grades achieved determines what level of English and Maths you will be studying:

  • Grade E or below – studying functional skills at an appropriate level
  • Grade D – GCSE - to enable you to achieve a Grade C
  • Grade C or above – provide you an opportunity to improve your grade if you wish to do so

Entry requirements

All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student.

  • You are required to have either 3 GCSE grade D qualifications and above or a level 1 qualification.
  • It is desirable but not essential to have GCSEs at grade C or above within Literacy and Numeracy, or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related subject area.
  • Prospective students may be asked to sit an initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category.
  • It is essential that applicants demonstrate an appropriate level on inter-personal skills at interview as this is a customer focused industry.

Future opportunities

Successful completion can lead to employment in Beauty Therapy salons and /or further specialist study to NVQ Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.