Beauty Therapy – Level 2

The Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification for individuals seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist.

Working inside our award-winning salon, Elements, this qualification will provide you with a strong requisite knowledge, understanding and skill set to work competently as a beauty therapist, this course is the essential platform you need to meet the growing and diverse opportunities in the beauty industry.

With a strong focus on practical application of knowledge and skill development, this Level 2 Diploma aims to expand on your passion for beauty and open the door to an array of careers and further education.

  • What will be studied
    • Facial Treatments
    • Eye Treatments
    • Manicure and Pedicure
    • Make-Up
    • Waxing
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 4 or above
    • Possess an artistic flair
    • Have excellent people skills
  • Where does this course lead to?

    Eventually, you can apply for a job as:

    • Beauty therapist
    • Skincare specialist
    • Freelance beauty therapist
    • Spa therapist
    • Sales representative
    • Business owner
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Completion of this course will lead to a VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

    This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) for preparing learners for a career as a junior beauty therapist or further study in beauty therapy.

    This qualification can be delivered as an NVQ or as a Technical Level qualification and this will be discussed during interview

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • Practical workshops
    • Theoretical studies
    • Tutorials from our award-winning staff.

    You will receive practical demonstrations and theory input to develop your knowledge and understanding confidently preparing you for assessment and examination.

    16 hours per week over 3 days

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

    You will be working under supervision at Kidderminster College's on-site salon, Elements, delivering services to colleagues, members of the public and staff.

    We will organise a ten work placement for you as part of this course;  we are incredibly dedicated to helping you apply your skills in a real-life setting which will build both your confidence, skills and knowledge.

  • How will I be assessed?

    As with Level 1 of this Diploma, you will be assessed practically through observation in a salon environment and will be required to complete written assignments and online examinations throughout the course period.

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    A uniform and kit are required to complete your practical work and assessments, they can both be purchased from a supplier recommended by the department

  • Exam Board:
    • KC Level 3 Beauty Therapy
    • KC Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage


Start Date : September 2023 End Date : June 2024 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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