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Level 2 Beauty Therapy

The course is designed for you if you want a career in the beauty industry.

You will gain a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and on completion of your course be able to progress on to our Level 2 courses or Level 3 within the hair and beauty department here at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beauty therapist, learners may
choose to develop their skills further by undertaking technical Level qualifications in Beauty Therapy at Level 3, including:

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF)
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF)

This qualification provides progression opportunities to the following VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy, General- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications at Levels 2 and 3.

Course Content

Topics Covered

  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
  • Promote additional services or products to customers
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Provide make-up services
  • Skin Care and Facial Massage
  • Nail Art

Summative observations are related to all units/topics covered

The external paper will test your knowledge of all unit criteria. A pass mark of 70% must be achieved.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.


Career opportunities as a Junior Beauty Therapist exist in a variety of contexts,

  • Commercial beauty salons
  • Independent / self-employed / mobile /home-based settings
  • Beauty retail concessions
  • Cruise ship