- The Course
This Level 2 qualification will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge required to work in the beauty industry. Your study looks at different aspects within beauty therapy such as health, safety and the importance of presenting a professional image. You will learn how to carry out a variety of beauty treatments, such as skincare, eye enhancements, waxing, nail treatments and the application of makeup. You will have the opportunity to take part in competitions that will enhance your CV. You will be based in Distinction Salons within the college where you will study all aspects of your course.
After completing the Level 2 Diploma you can continue on to study Beauty Therapy at Level 3 choosing the Electrical Therapy or Holistic massage route or one of the connected routes into Hairdressing, Holistic Therapies or Performing Arts. You may also choose to gain employment in the industry and study at level 3 on a work based apprenticeship programme.
- Course Requirements
No previous experience is required to enrol on this course. You must have a good command of English and maths and have a genuine interest in working in the Beauty industry. High standards of personal presentation are expected in the industry, and you should be ready to demonstrate a professional manner and appearance.
As part of the course you will practise all services with other learners so you should be prepared to take part in giving and receiving all hair treatments.
- Study Programme
You will complete the course over one year two evenings a week with much of this time spent developing your practical skills in our dedicated Beauty Salon. You will also learn the essential underpinning knowledge of the human body systems.
The units will include:
Facial skincare Manicure and pedicure treatments
Eye treatments Waxing techniques
You are expected to undertake salon duties to support reception, health, safety and security assessments throughout your course and will also be invited to compete in the department end of year show.
The qualification is assessed mainly through a portfolio of practical and written work. Some units will require you to complete externally set exams to show knowledge of the theory. You will work closely with your tutor, who will regularly check and discuss your progress. All of your practical assessments are carried out in Distinction Salons where clients pay for their treatments and services. Please be aware that to support your qualification aims may require you to provide models to practise specific treatments and for assessment.
There are no hidden extras as your course fees include;
- The Distinction salon uniform
- A professional quality tool kit
- VTCT registrations fees
You are encouraged to store your work in your own area within the college system however it is useful to make backup copies for security and to take work home. We recommend that you have a pen drive for this purpose. You will need to provide an A4 folder, plastic pockets and dividers for your portfolio and paper, pen, pencils for your use in sessions.
Students will have the opportunity to enrol on enrichment activities during the Distinction Industry Week in December which are delivered by external companies and your tutors. Most of these sessions are delivered free of charge although there may be an equipment cost for some activities. There may also be optional expenses for trips to exhibitions, events and trade shows in the UK (approx. £15 - £40 each).
The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing beauty therapy treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients and gain CPD points for professional memberships. Progression to a level 3 qualification is highly recommended.
- Further Information
For more information about this course please contact:
Andrea Larter – Distinction Salon and Assessment Manager
Kim Cook – Programme Leader