Beauty - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
There's more to beauty therapy than nails, lashes and brows. This course will help you to develop the skills and techniques you need to succeed in the beauty industry.
You will learn skincare, manicure and pedicure treatments, eyelash and brow treatments, make-up application, head massage and facial care for men.
Based in our Lifestyle Academy, you will gain experience working with paying clients in our commercial salon The Retreat, using industry approved products and tools to provide treatments and perfect your technique.
You may even be offered an opportunity to showcase your skills and compete in external competitions against students from across the country.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
GCSEs in maths and English at grade 3 or above
What will I achieve?
On successful completion you will receive a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
What will I learn?
Working in beauty related industries
Health and safety practice in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty related industries
Salon reception duties
Hair using waxing techniques
Eyelash and brow treatments
Provide and maintain nail enhancement
Facial care for men
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
Working in our commercial salon The Retreat, you will gain experience providing treatments to real paying clients. Here you will get to grips with industry standard products and tools, helping you to build your confidence and communication skills.
You will also spend 315 hours on work placement throughout your course. Previous students have worked at Dobbies Ladies Night and Copthorne Hotel.
English and Maths
Beauty therapists and aesthetic practitioners rely on maths and English to take measurements, calculate product ratios, payments, costings and timings. We embed maths and English into your programme over the duration of your course.
If you have not yet achieved GCSE grade 4 in maths and English, you will be supported to achieve these.
Where can I progress?
You can progress to Level 3 in Beauty Therapy when you successfully complete this course.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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What can I do with a qualification in Beauty?
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- Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
- Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
- Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
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- Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
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- Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
- Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
- Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
- Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
- Ensures clients.
- Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
- Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
- Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
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- Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
- Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
- Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
- Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
- Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
- Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
- Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
- Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
- Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
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Hairdressers and Barbers
- Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
- Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
- Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
- Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
- Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
- Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
- Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
- Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
- Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.