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Beauty Therapy — VRQ Level 2 Diploma

Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapy

Course ID: 173269

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • No prior experience necessary.
  • You'll be able to progress to higher level courses on the completion of your studies.
  • Take part in exciting events in the City and showcase your skills.
  • You'll complete 20 hours of work experience in a commerical salon and boost your employability.
  • Gain support and guidance from our experienced and dediated teaching team.
  • Study in our inclusive and supportive learning environment here at the College.
  • 1 year course.

What to expect from the course

If you have little to no experience in Beauty Therpay, and would like to gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in the Beauty Therapy industry, then this course may be for you. This course enables learners to progress to Level 3 Beauty Therapy.
Subjects covered:
• Follow health and safety practice in the salon
• Client care and communication
• Contribute to the effective running of business
• Salon reception duties
• Provide facial skin care
• Remove hair using waxing techniques
• Provide manicure treatments
• Provide pedicure treatments
• Provide lash and brow treatments
• Provide lash lifting treatment
• Apply and instruct make-up application
• Apply Skin Tanning techniques
This course is fast paced,creative and delivered to a strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently.
Throughout the course, to build and enhance skills you will take part in events, offering treatments that you have learned:
• Nurses day at the Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital and Walton Neuron hospital
• International Women’s Day
• Various charity events
• Liverpool homeless event.

Work experience is a mandatory part of this course and you will be required to gain 20 hours in a commercial salon. This will enable you to gain invaluable skills to work in the industry.
Maths and English is a compulsory part of the course for those aged 16 - 18 if grade 4 has not been achieved at school.


VTCT VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Once you successfully complete your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Careers Advisors on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.

Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 courses generally last for one year

Example careers

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 2.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1672.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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