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Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 2)

Key course information

Hair and Beauty


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy is aimed at those who are enthusiastic to learn more about Beauty Therapy. This course will 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. You will study the following mandatory content:

• Anatomy & Physiology
• Principles of practice for Beauty Therapists
• Hair removal treatments
• Facial and skin analysis
• Manicure treatments
• Pedicure treatments
• Light cured gel polish
• Lash and Brow Treatments
• Apply make-up services

Additional units also include:

• Male skin care
• Spray tanning treatments
• Spa treatments

Entry Requirements

To enroll you must have 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.

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment in the beauty industry for example; junior therapist roles or onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy, where you can enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2 to progress into senior job roles and wider career choices.

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 and Beauty

Career Opportunities

  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Beauty Therapist

  • Special FX Makeup Artist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Salon/Spa Owner

  • Beautician

Over half of hairdressers and barbers in the UK in 2019 were self-employed.

The UK Beauty industry is valued at £28.4bn

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