Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma (Part-time for Adults aged over 19)

Become part of an inspirational team at our fully-equipped modern salons.

  • Level

    Level 2

  • Study Mode

    Part-time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Beauty Therapy

Every year, we successfully train many students in becoming fully-qualified beauty therapists. By choosing a career in this industry, you will have the opportunity to combine creativity with customer care; helping people to look and feel great. Beauticians are specialists in discussing and understanding client requirements, analysing and advising on skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments, and applying cosmetics.

On this Level 2 course you will be supported by expert beauty tutors in gaining professional, hands-on training experience with real clients. You will also develop confidence and customer service skills within an industry-standard salon.

We will help you develop the skills you need to work in the beauty therapy industry, including:

  • communication
  • problem solving
  • professional standards
  • client consultation
  • time management
  • customer care
  • creativity

You will cover 11 units on the basic practical skills and underpinning knowledge for the beauty industry in areas including:

  • Principles of practice for beauty therapists
  • Hair removal treatments
  • Facial and skin analysis
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Apply make up services
  • Tanning treatments
  • Introduction to the spa industry

You will watch demonstrations of all of your treatments and then practice on a partner. Teaching and learning methods will be a mix of: theory, self-directed study, research and practical client sessions. You will begin by working on each other and progress to models.

All of your theory classes will be taught with the aid of a work pack and may also include research whilst in class. The majority of tasks will be completed whilst in class so that you can have help and support in understanding what is required. All work packs and handouts will be put onto our virtual learning site Moodle so that you are able to download any information needed.

All practical assessments will be carried out on the general public as well as friends.

A minimum of two GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*-C) including English and preferably science.

If you do not have a grade 4 (C) in maths you will be required to be working towards achieving this alongside your course.

Good communication skills and smart personal presentation will be essential and you will need to have positive references.

Explore your career progression options

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Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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