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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Course Description

Beauty Therapy is an exciting, challenging and vibrant industry. It is a multi-billion pound business and provides a wealth of employment opportunities world-wide.

Gain hands on industry experience, and the beauty therapy skills and knowledge to kickstart your career. Begin your journey by perfecting your craft in our state-of-the-art training rooms, then move onto real life clients in our Riverside Salon.

If you've got a passion for all things beauty you're in the right place to perfect the correct techniques as our expert tutors are on hand with years of experience.

Spend time focusing on a range of different beauty therapy treatments and key areas including anatomy and physiology, facial treatments, manicure and pedicure services, light cured gel polish, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, lash lifting, head massage.

You'll learn all the important aspects of working in a salon such as health and safety and communicating with clients.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics are required to begin this course. If the required grade is not reached you will need to study these subjects alongside the course to help achieve grade C/4. This is a government requirement but also needed by many employers for any numbers of careers.


Topics on this course include:

  • Working in the beauty therapy industry,
  • Maintaining health and safety in the salon,
  • Consulting and advising clients on treatments

Technical units such as:

  • Facial treatments
  • Waxing techniques
  • Manicure/pedicure treatments
  • Make-up
  • Nail art
  • Eye treatments

Work Experience

This is a very practical course and will include working in our Riverside Salon to gain real experience in a salon environment.


Upon completion of this course, you have the option to progress to the VRQ Level 3 in Beauty Diploma or the Level 3 Diploma in Nail Services or employment.

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