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Beauty Therapy Technical Qualification

Over recent years image and personal presentation have become increasingly important. Consequently, the skills of a highly trained beauty therapist have never been in such demand as they are now.

This course is designed for those who wish to train for a career in beauty therapy, and gives a good overall grounding in all aspects of beauty therapy treatments. Level 2 follows the beauty specialist pathway to learn basic beauty therapy techniques such as; Facial skincare, Waxing, Manicures, Pedicures, Make up, Eye & brow treatments, Reception duties, Male skincare, Client care & communication including customer service and work experience, Maths and English.

Entry Requirements

Students should be 16 years of age or older with a good level of education.
Level 2 requires three GCSEs at grade C or above, one in English, or completion of Level 1 Beauty Therapy, as well as a successful interview.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 2 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details.

What do I need to bring?

See any extra costs.
Also models/clients will be required for you to practise on and treat during sessions.

Assessment/Exam information

Continual assessment forms the basis of this course. Students will be tested regularly throughout the year, usually on a module or subject basis. This helps to build up a portfolio of evidence to prove competence and a full understanding of the underpinning knowledge of the subject.

Practically, students are required to show competence in treating a wide range of clients and to show the ability to analyse the effects of treatments, over a period, through case studies and projects. An acceptable professional level is required in all areas in order to gain certification. Students may also be required to demonstrate their skills during a client session to an external verifier, where staff members are also monitored for their fairness and accuracy in assessing students. There will also be externally set examinations.

Other information

Functional skills

What can I do next?

Students often progress on to Level 3 in Beauty Therapy.

Completion of this course gives you the opportunity to offer a wide range of treatments, for example; in a private practice, beauty clinics, health hydro’s, as cosmetic representatives or working aboard cruise liners.

Qualification description

L2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 03 Sep 2018 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £1,300.00
Award body exam fee: £110.00
Materials: £307.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: MOTUTH

Any extra costs

There are supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits of £364.05. Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff about the Access Fund.

All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY. Tel. 01793 491591 or email