Beauty Therapy — VRQ Level 2 Diploma

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Course information

Level 2 Beauty Therapy is a one year course designed for those with little to no experience, who would like to gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. This course enables learners to progress to level 3 Beauty Therapy.
Under the guidance of creative and diligent tutors you will gain the practical and theoretical knowledge to create beautiful Make-up and hair designs.
Units covered:
• 201 Working in beauty related industries
• 202 Follow health and safety practice in the salon
• 203 Client care and communication
• 205 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
• 216 Salon reception duties
• 204 Provide facial skin care
• 206 Remove hair using waxing techniques
• 207 Provide manicure treatments
• 208 Provide pedicure treatments
• 210 Provide lash and brow treatments
• 209 Apply make-up
• 222 Head massage
• 223 Apply skin tanning techniques
This course if fast paced creative and delivered to strict time scale. You will need to be highly motivated and be able to work positively as a member of a team and independently.
Maths and English
Depending on GCSE grades achieved determines what level of English and Maths you will be studying:
• Grade E or below – studying functional skills at an appropriate level
• Grade D – GCSE - to enable you to achieve a Grade C
• Grade C or above – provide you an opportunity to improve your grade if you wish to do so


VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course leads to...

Successful completion can lead to employment in Beauty Therapy salons and /or further specialist study to NVQ Level 3.

Entry Requirements

All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student.

• You are required to have either 3 GCSE grade D qualifications and above or a level 1 qualification.
• It is desirable but not essential to have GCSEs at grade C or above within Literacy and Numeracy, or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related subject area.
• Prospective students may be asked to sit an initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category.
• It is essential that applicants demonstrate an appropriate level on inter-personal skills at interview as this is a customer focused industry.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157918

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


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 £15,736 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

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