- Subject Area
- Hair, Beauty & Retail
- 2 / 3
- Age Group
(Full Time - 22 weeks)
(Part Time - Non-released - 22 weeks)
Ideal for anyone with a passion for all things beauty and a desire to learn more about the skills and techniques involved, this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is the perfect place to start developing the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to be successful in this industry.
During this course, you’ll spend time focusing on a range of different beauty therapy treatments, covering all parts of the body. You’ll explore facial skin care and eyelash/eyebrow treatments, waxing techniques for hair removal, as well as manicure and pedicure skills. Alongside this you'll learn all the important aspects of working in a salon such as health and safety and communicating with clients.
As well as the mandatory units, you’ll also get the chance to study additional topics, in order to make up the credits you need for this diploma. You may choose to look at self-tanning techniques or how to pierce ears, or focus on make-up application or threading skills, all depending on your preferred interests and passions.
To enrol on this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies, you’ll need to have at least three GSCEs at grades A*-C, including both English and a creative GCSE. Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.
You should also be committed to learning independently and working as part of a team, with good listening and communication skills, as well as an artistic flair.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the duration of this course, you’ll be assessed in a number of different ways, including regular practical and written work, written tests, assignments and practical observations.
You’ll build up a portfolio of evidence (that will include pre-observations and final tests) and take part in a work placement to gain relevant industry experience.
Continuing Your Journey
The ideal next step after you have completed this Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is to advance onto the Level 3 Diploma and learn more in-depth skills and techniques, right here at The Manchester College.Careers page
You’ll then be well on the way to a rewarding career in the Hair and Beauty sector, with a whole range of job roles to choose from, depending on the areas you’d like to focus on further.
Fees, Finance & Funding
If you’re between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees.Fees, finance and funding page
There may be some additional equipment costs and if you’re not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees, and loans just for education.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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