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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy at East Sussex College

Course description

During this one-year course you learn a range of skills and gain the technical knowledge you need to start your career in the beauty industry.

Course content

You will use your passion and enthusiasm for helping people to look and feel good, to build your understanding and skills in the beauty industry. This fast-paced course will give you an excellent mix of practical lessons in our fully-equipped salon, building your experience in performing treatments such as waxing, manicure and pedicure services, and skin care treatments on paying clients. You will also carry out salon reception duties, manage bookings, handle payments and replenish stock. Our expert tutors will also give you an insight into the theories and science behind treatments and products.

Units you will cover consist of:

  • Providing facial skin care treatment
  • Enhancing the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Waxing services
  • Manicure services
  • Pedicure services
  • Make-up services
  • Salon reception duties
  • Display stock.
  • Handle payments 

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's A*-D or points 4-9 Including English, Maths and science subject or Equivalent Qualification


You will be assessed by 75% practical, 15% coursework and 10% exams. Practical assessments are carried out on paying clients in our commercial salons. Essential knowledge is covered through project research, case studies, written/practical assessments and online exams.  

Financial information

During the course you will be required to wear a uniform, which will cost approximately £60. You will also be required to purchase your kit for the year which will cost approximately £300. You may also have the opportunity to attend talks and visits throughout the year which may incur additional costs.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be ready to progress on to one of our Level 3 course, either to learn more about beauty therapy, or learn more about spa treatments like massage and reflexology.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you in the Beauty Therapy industry such as: a Beauty consultant, Beauty therapist or Skin care specialist.

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: 30 January 2019
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