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Technical Certificate in Beauty and Spa Therapy (Level 2)

Key course information

Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Beauty Industry.These skills include carrying out treatments such as; manicure, pedicure, hair removal, facial treatments, lash and brow treatments, application of make-up and light cured gel polish.

What will I learn?

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the beauty therapy industries.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, including English?and maths (or equivalent) or Beauty Therapy Level 1.

- Your application will need to be supported by a reference, good record of attendance and an interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments:

- One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment.
- One externally set, externally marked theory exam.

A minimum of 3-hours a week home study is required.

30 hours of work experience.

You will be assessed working on clients in the Aspire Academy of Hair & Beauty salons throughout the duration of the course.

Final qualification: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy.

Additional Costs and Information

A kit and uniform will be required (discussed at interview)

In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.

We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Career Opportunities

  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Salon Manager

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Therapist
  • Make-up Artist

61% of people working in beauty are aged 16 – 34

58% of people working in hairdressing and barbering are self-employed

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