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Beauty Therapy – Level 2

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About the course

This one-year course prepares you for a career in the beauty therapy industry. You will build your knowledge, skills, and experience providing treatments to clients, and study the everyday aspects of running a beauty business. Your skills will be developed in our a real-life salon environment at The Retreat, by completing practical assessments on members of the public. You will also be expected to complete written assignments and online exams. You will need to purchase a uniform and a kit which will be used for both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. This course includes treatments in skin care, manicures, pedicures, waxing, makeup, and a variety of eye treatments (tinting, shaping false lashes). You will also study aspects of anatomy and physiology, health and safety, reception skills and personal development. You are required to complete work experience within the beauty industry.

Topics and units

– Facial skin care treatments
– Manicure treatments
– Eye treatments
– Health and safety
– Promote services and products
– Make-up services
– Pedicure treatments
– Reception duties
– Provide waxing services
– Effectiveness at work
Work placement opportunities:
Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Body and Mind in Wellington, Glow Beauty Salon at Trench, Tantalize Wellington.

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Level 3 beauty therapy or jobs as a beauty therapist, receptionist, or apprentice junior beauty therapist
Aspirational careers: Local salons such as Tantalize, Body & Mind, Sweetcheeks and Diamond Beauty, or cosmetic brands Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, and Dior

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and/or maths

Additional information

Students will have opportunties to attend trips, visits and guest speaker sessions. Students will be expected to work in the commercial salons and reception during salon days

All students will need to arrange and attend work experience – related to beauty therapy.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


1 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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