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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Barbering
Qualification Gained
VTCT Level 2 Diploma General VRQ in Beauty Therapy
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 2
1 year Full-time
Start Date
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 5 or D in GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 Functional Skills in both English and Maths. 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.

  • 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 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.


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 ay any time.



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