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Bradford College

Beauty Therapy

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


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 through practical study and experience.

  Key Info

You will develop the essential practical skills and theory required for Beauty Therapy. Topics covered will include facial treatments, waxing and threading as well as manicures and pedicures.

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.

Entry to this course requires a minimum of grade a 3 in both GCSE English and Maths.

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

  • Assessment throughout the course
  • Written Tests
  • Practical Observations
  • Oral Presentations

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.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in the Beauty Therapy sector. After completing this course, you have the opportunity to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 and studying on a full-time or part-time Further Education course, you will not pay tuition or examination fees.

This covers all Further Education courses, functional skills for English and Maths courses.

You will need to pay for course costs such as books, stationery, special equipment, exams, registration fee, travel, meals and any other course-related activities.

Help towards these costs is available for many students.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.