Beauty Therapy - Level 2 Technical Certificate (Full-Time)

Level 2 - 5 GCSEs(A*-C) or BTEC 1st Diploma or NVQ level 2 or Equivalent

Subject Area Hair and Beauty

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Full-Time


This course offers an excellent introduction to a range of beauty therapy skills to enable to be employed in a Beauty salon or progress to a Level 3. You will practice what you learn at The Retreat, our commercial beauty salon which simulates a real work environment. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake visits to beauty exhibitions and attend additional training courses (fees will be incurred). This course may include 9.00 am starts a late night and some Saturdays

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is ideal for school leavers who want work towards a career in Beauty Therapy.

Qualification Gained

C&G Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

C&G Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy
You will study a variety of units which could include the following:

Principles of practice for beauty therapies
Hair removal treatments
Facial and skin analysis treatments
Manicure & Pedicure service
Light cured gel polish
Lash and Brow treatments
Tanning treatments
Make up
Anatomy and Physiology

Learning Methods

You will learn through a combination of interactive classroom teaching, working in small groups and practical work. During your studies you will work in our modern beauty salons using the latest in beauty therapy equipment.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through practical observation, oral questions, written projects, discussions, presentations and at Route 3 an external online examinations and synoptic end practical examination externally set and internally marked.
Please be aware that due to awarding body regulations your finished portfolio must be made available, if requested, up to three years after your course has been completed.

Progression Opportunities

Route 3 progression to L3 Beauty and Spa. Other courses will be available are Gel Application, Acrylic Application, St.Tropez Tanning, Lash Lift and Brow training at an extra cost.

Career Opportunities

Previous students from this course have progressed to jobs in a Beauty Salon, Nail Technician or working as an in-store Beauty Consultant or mobile Beauty Therapist.

Entry Requirements

You must attend an interview with Student Services.
Provide at least one satisfactory reference from a previous employer or educational establishment.
4 GCSE Grade C or above Ideally English and Math’s.
Excellent attendance is required (100% expected, minimum 90% acceptable)
Must be prepared to study towards GCSE/Functional skills in Numeracy, Literacy
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 5 ( A score of 5 in speaking and listening and 5 in Writing)
Full dexterity, good eyesight (with or without contact lens, glasses or other). Students with disabilities will be assessed on an individual basis to confirm their suitability for the course.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

L2 Technical Diploma Kit £269.50

Uniform – Beauty £71.95 X 2 tunics X1 pair of trousers and a FOB watch
Essential course costs-  £80.00
Shoes – students to purchase own plain black ballet.
Towel – you are required to provide 1 bath towel for all practical lessons requiring a modesty towel such as body treatments and facials.  ( Grey or Navy) and have no pictures, prints or patterns
Stationary – students to provide own
Theory/text book – You get one Level 2 text book with your kit, our library has a full range available to you to support your study
If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs on this course, please see our leaflet entitled ‘Free study and help with study costs’ which is available from Student Services based in Rye Hill House (see contact details below). Student Services can also offer advice and assistance on accessing any financial support that may be available.

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.