Beauty Therapy

This Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy programme has been designed to give you the best chance of progressing into a career in the beauty industry with a thorough introduction to key treatments.

The course has been developed to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and work experience that you will need for your next step, and that employers look for in future employees.

Some of the units covered in this course could include:
– Anatomy and 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

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB602 (2024)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 36 Weeks
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Course details


Assessment will be through a variety of methods which include practical assessment sessions with clients as well as externally assessed written theory exams. You will need to demonstrate competency in delivering practical treatments as well as understanding the theory underpinning the treatments.

Entry Requirements

All entrants must hold four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). 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 level course

The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients in a polite and professional manner is essential.


Upon successful completion, you can progress on to the Level 3 programme or an apprenticeship.

Facilities and resources

You will train in our fully-equipped beauty salon with access to up-to-date equipment and resources whilst being taught by professional staff with years of industry experience.


Q: How will I practice my skills?

A: You will initially practice your skills on peers and then on commercial clients during assessments.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Starting Date : 09/09/2024
Course Code : FTB602 (2024) North Devon Campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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