Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Level 2 - Full-time (Mid Devon)
Mid Devon Campus
On this study programme you will learn the creative skills of a beauty therapist, including make-up, manicure, pedicure and nail art, facial skincare, eyelash and brow treatments, waxing and tanning.
You'll also have the chance to practise your skills in a real life salon environment and undertake reception duties.
I really enjoy doing my own makeup, and have always learnt better in a hands-on, practical environment, so the Beauty Therapy course seemed like an obvious choice after I completed my GCSEs. Although I do my own makeup, it's been really interesting to learn new techniques and be far more experimental than I ever would be on myself. - Former Beauty student
Throughout the qualification we will also be working on the development of your employability skills as well as your Maths and English, should you need any further support whilst working towards the key topics below:
- Anatomy & physiology
- Principles of practice for beauty therapists
- Hair removal treatments
- Facial and skin analysis
- Manicure treatments
- Pedicure treatments
- Light cured gel polish
- Lash and brow treatments
- Apply make-up services
- Male skincare treatments
Throughout the qualification, a range of theory and practical assessments will support your learning and test your knowledge and skills development. You will be taught by industry-professional staff within our brand new, modern commercial salons.
On-going assessment is by multiple choice question tests that you complete online, as well as working on clients to gain competency and confidence within this speciality field.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
You will require a sound understanding of Maths and English to cope with the demands of the theory aspect of this Level 2 course. A good understanding of IT will be of benefit.
In order to succeed on this course, a creative flair and imagination will also be needed,
Following the successful completion of all aspects of the programme, you will be ready to progress on to a Level 3 beauty related programme such as Body and Spa or Nail Technology, or a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Some learners choose to enter employment in the beauty sector in salons, spas or beauty counters.
You will train in our fully-equipped beauty salon with access to up-to-date equipment and resources.
We also offer optional industry-standard courses to enhance the skills of the learners and add to their CV:
- Eyelash lift
- Eyelash extensions
- Written coursework
- Dermalogica training
- PHD training
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.
Q: Will I need a kit for this course and how much will it cost?
A: Yes, you will need to purchase a kit containing your tools and products for the course. Each kit costs approximately £300, but there are means-tested bursaries available to help towards the cost.
Q: Will I be expected to wear a uniform?
A: Yes, it is a requirement that you wear professional attire for all your practical salons. This will include a tunic, you will receive an order form for the tunic, black trousers and flat black shoes.
Q: How many days will I be expected to be in college?
A: You will be expected to be in college for approximately 4 days per week.
Q: Can I still have a part time job and study?
A: Yes, you can have a job, however, we recommend that you only work for 10 hours per week.