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    About the course

    This course is ideal for therapists looking for a career in all aspects of the beauty industry, potential entrepreneurs aspiring to set up a small business or for those looking to work within the spa/leisure industry.

    Entry requirements

    Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

    Awarding Body


    Why study?

    Learn the advanced skills and techniques of beauty therapy. You will have an opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public. You will sit a series of written papers over the course of the year.

    Part-time courses require 100% commitment and learners should expect to do between 5-10 hours self-directed study at home each week.

    Where will this course take me?

    Salon job opportunities, setting up or enhancing your own business or progression onto Foundation Degree programmes.

    Core modules

    • Health and safety in the salon
    • Client care and consultation
    • History and origins of massage therapies
    • Swedish massage
    • Stone therapy
    • Indian head massage
    • Anatomy and physiology for face and body systems
    • Promote and sell products and services
    • Contribute to the effective running of the business

    Optional modules

    • Facial electricals

    How will I be assessed?

    You will have a mixture of practical sessions in the salon and classroom-based lessons teaching underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to complete hairdressing/beauty/barbering services on paying clients in the commercial salon.

    It is expected that you may need to bring in your own clients for practical assessments. Educational trips will also be available to enhance learning.

    You will be assessed through:

    • Online exams
    • Practical observations
    • Assignments

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Beauty kit, uniform, shoes, A4 lever arch files, pens, textbook. Approx cost £85.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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