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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code PHL2VRQB
Awarding Body VTCT
Level Further Education
Start Date 05/09/2022

Other start dates

Course overview

Our Beauty Therapy General VRQ Level 2 Diploma will teach you a range of skills used in the Beauty Therapy industry, and give you experience in a realistic salon environment.

You will be introduced to all aspects of beauty therapy and will ‘learn by doing’.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

The course units include:

  • Facials
  • Eye treatments
  • Waxing
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Threading
  • Tanning
  • Health and safety
  • Client care and communication
  • Anatomy and Physiology

You will also be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.

You will need to:
  • Buy and wear a uniform
  • Buy some equipment, such as make-up and brushes.
  • A camera will also be an advantage to have so that you can take photographs of your work for your portfolio.

All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

You may also have to provide some of your own models.

  • The course units include:

    • Facials
    • Eye treatments
    • Waxing
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Threading
    • Tanning
    • Health and safety
    • Client care and communication
    • Anatomy and Physiology

    You will also be required to attend some twilight and evening sessions.

  • You will need to:
    • Buy and wear a uniform
    • Buy some equipment, such as make-up and brushes.
    • A camera will also be an advantage to have so that you can take photographs of your work for your portfolio.

    All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

    You may also have to provide some of your own models.

Assessment

  • Assessment throughout the course
  • Written tests
  • Practical observations
  • Oral presentations.

Entry requirements

5/D in both maths and English or a level 2 functional skills in both maths and English.

If you have not achieved the above, you maybe offered the Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector course.

English and/or maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

As part of this course you will complete a 30 hour (one week) work placement in a salon.

You can also participate in extra curricular activities, such as attending UK beauty exhibitions. Please note there may be additional costs for extra curricular activities.

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The College, the course tutors and the support available are outstanding. The support is second to none!

Next steps

Completing this course will enable you to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up.

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Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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