City & Guilds Levels 2 & 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

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City & Guilds Levels 2 & 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Who is this course for?

Are you interested in working with people to provide beauty treatments that help people to look and feel well?

In Year 1 you will develop your skills in areas such as: facials, eye treatments, waxing, manicure, pedicure and make-up, as well as the principles of health and safety and reception duties.

In Year 2 you will extend your Beauty Therapist skills by covering a larger range of specialist beauty treatments such as: body massage, body and facial electrical, aromatherapy and indian head massage.

You will also develop your business and sales skills by learning about the financial aspects of running a Beauty Business and how to go about promoting additional goods and services.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Minimum five GCSEs at grade D (grade 4) or higher, one of which must be in English or Maths.

One of your entry requirement subjects should be in a Science subject, preferably Biology.

Please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the entry criteria.


How long is this course?

Both level 2 and level 3 are one year courses. Level 2 must be completed to progress to level 3.

These courses commence in September 2018


What will I study on this course?

Level 2 units:

  • consultations and analysis of the skin
  • manicure incl gel nails
  • pedicure incl gel nails
  • waxing
  • lash and brow tinting and shaping
  • facial
  • reception
  • health and safety
  • anatomy and physiology.

Level 3 units:

  • anatomy and physiolog
  • facial and body electrical
  • aromatherapy
  • body massage
  • indian head massage
  • micro-dermabrasion
  • tanning
  • Intimate waxing

All learners who have not achieved a C in English and Maths will be enrolled on the the IGCSE programmes as part of this programme of study.


What Qualification will I gain?

NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work.  As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. 

You will spend one day per week in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.


What does this course lead on to?

Once qualified to Level 3 as a Beauty Therapist, you will have gained the skills and confidence to go for jobs in areas such as salons, hotels, health spas, cruise liners and department stores.

It will also enable you to progress onto business related higher education courses or careers in theatrical and film makeup.


How much will it cost?

• £36 per year subscription fee
• £150 per year course material fee

Students are required to purchase a uniform and practical kit – details on application


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact or 608596