Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma (Full-time for School Leavers aged 16-19)

This course allows students to learn and develop skills in providing a wide range of professional beauty treatments.

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Beauty Therapy

This course is an excellent opportunity to start a career within beauty therapy. It is made up of both theory and practical elements and is divided into individual units.

Some of the units include:

  • Facial skin care
  • Manicure techniques
  • Pedicure Techniques
  • Client Care & Communication
  • Waxing Techniques
  • Spray tanning
  • Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Head Massage
  • Promoting products and reception skills.

Please note: There are NO make-up units included within this course

Each unit requires a practical assessment and also includes either an online exam or assignment. You are required to carry out work placement within the beauty industry.

Maths and/or English will be added to your timetable if you are re taking these alongside your beauty course.

We often have guest speakers within the industry and external training from various beauty brands.

We also go on offsite trips, one of the favourites is the professional beauty show in London!

Once you have completed level 2 beauty therapy your progression route will be level 3 beauty therapy. This will make you a fully qualified beauty therapist and ready for employment.

Topics covered include: facial and skin care, manicure, waxing, pedicure, health and safety standards, salon managerial skills, anatomy and physiology, lash and brow treatments, sales skills, customer service and conversational techniques. Functional skill such as maths and/or English (dependant on individual needs) and enterprise weeks will also form part of your programme of study.

You will learn various aspects of skin care and make-up treatments, methods of waxing and basic hair removal and how to give luxury manicures and pedicures. Your study will also look at employment standards and you will develop your communication skills for when dealing with clients.

You will learn about stock control, selling and health and safety so you are aware of safe working practices and salon practices. You will have the opportunity to work in the college salons, supporting other students and dealing with clients in a real commercial environment.

You'll learn through discussions, expert demonstrations by experienced beauty practitioners and practical activities in our industry-standard facilities.

We are open to the public and are run like a professional salon, so you'll have the opportunity to practice your professional beauty treatments on customers, whilst gaining work experience in the industry.

Your course will also involve a one-week work placement and will be involved in organising and taking part in several enrichment activities that are linked to producing a portfolio of your work.

This course requires a large amount of self-directed study and you will also undertake a functional skill in ICT, maths or communications.

Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

It includes six written exams, practical observations, oral questions, written assessments and some assignments.

You will also produce a portfolio showcasing example of your work.

A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for the successful completion of the qualification.

You need to have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including maths and GCSE English language at grade 4

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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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