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Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This is a professional qualification involving a variety of different skills such as manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing and more. You will learn customer service skills and achieve a competent level of application techniques in beauty skills.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Manicure
– Pedicure
– Facials
– Waxing
– Client care
– Selling skills

You’ll also have the chance to practise your skills in a real life salon environment and undertake reception duties.

Additional study at home will be required.

This is a certificated course.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB125
Level : Level 2
Duration : 36 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £1517

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Course details


Throughout the qualification, a range of theory and practical assessments will support your learning and test your knowledge and skills development. Ongoing 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.

Entry Requirements

To cope with the demands of the theory aspect of this Level 2 course, you will need a sound understanding of Maths and English, as well as the ability to study anatomy and physiology. A good understanding of IT is also of benefit. You will also be required to have a high standard of personal presentation, good communication skills and a creative flair.


Following successful completion of the course you will be invited to continue your studies with us.

Facilities and resources

We have fully-equipped, professional salons with a nail bar to experience life in industry.


Q: Where do I find out information regarding course fees, financial assistance and possible bursary availability?

A: Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422

Q: Will I need to wear a uniform?

A: Information about uniform and equipment will be available on the Petroc website, including details of how to order. We will notify you in the summer when the equipment lists are available.

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.