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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Technical Certificate

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 2


1 year


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

Start date

Sep 2021

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

This course allows students to learn and develop skills in providing a wide range of professional beauty treatments.

This course is an excellent opportunity to start a career within beauty therapy. It is made up of  both theory and practical elements and is divided into individual units. 

Some of the units include:

  • Facial skin care
  • Manicure techniques
  • Pedicure Techniques
  • Client Care & Communication
  • Waxing Techniques
  • Spray tanning
  • Eyelash and Brow Treatments
  • Head Massage
  • Promoting products and reception skills.

Please note: There are NO make-up units included within this course

Each unit requires a practical assessment and also includes either an online exam or assignment.  You are required to carry out work placement within the beauty industry.    

Maths and/or English will be added to your timetable if you are re taking these alongside your beauty course. 

We often have guest speakers within the industry and external training from various beauty brands. 

We also go on offsite trips, one of the favourites is the professional beauty show in London!   

Once you have completed level 2 beauty therapy your progression route will be level 3 beauty therapy.  This will make you a fully qualified beauty therapist and ready for employment. 

What I'll learn

Topics covered include: facial and skin care, manicure, waxing, pedicure, health and safety standards, salon managerial skills, anatomy and physiology, lash and brow treatments, sales skills, customer service and conversational techniques. Functional skill such as maths and/or English (dependant on individual needs) and enterprise weeks will also form part of your programme of study.

You will learn various aspects of skin care and make-up treatments, methods of waxing and basic hair removal and how to give luxury manicures and pedicures. Your study will also look at employment standards and you will develop your communication skills for when dealing with clients.

You will learn about stock control, selling and health and safety so you are aware of safe working practices and salon practices. You will have the opportunity to work in the college salons, supporting other students and dealing with clients in a real commercial environment.


How I'll learn

You'll learn through discussions, expert demonstrations by experienced beauty practitioners and practical activities in our industry-standard facilities.

We are open to the public and are run like a professional salon, so you'll have the opportunity to practice your professional beauty treatments on customers, whilst gaining work experience in the industry.

Your course will also involve a one-week work placement and will be involved in organising and taking part in several enrichment activities that are linked to producing a portfolio of your work.

This course requires a large amount of self-directed study and you will also undertake a functional skill in ICT, maths or communications.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

It includes six written exams, practical observations, oral questions, written assessments and some assignments.

You will also produce a portfolio showcasing example of your work.

A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for the successful completion of the qualification.


Entry Requirements

Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma or entry by successful interview, with an emphasis on lifeskills, employer references, and previous education and communication skills.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
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As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.