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What career opportunities can this lead to?

After successfully completing this programme, students can progress onto a Level 3 Beauty Therapy course or other related programmes such as Level 2 Hairdressing.

You can also gain employment in a number of establishments such as salons, beauty complexes within hotels or in department stores.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D or 9-3 including English and Maths or a proven achievement on a Level 1 programme such as Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (including Functional Skills). We will also consider attendance and attainment reports from previous education and a successful college interview.

Any student without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required to continue with their English and Maths study at college.
You should have high standards of personal appearance and good communication skills as you will be required to work on a range of clients.

What does this programme involve?

Level 2 Beauty Therapy is made up of the following practical units:

- Provide facial skin care treatments: Cleansing, skin analysis, exfoliation, facial massage techniques, mask application, toning and moisturising
- Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes: Tinting eyelashes and brows, brow shaping, application of strip and individual lashes
- Carry out waxing services: Temporary hair removal from various parts of the body using hot & warm wax
- Provide manicure and pedicure services: Shaping nails, cuticle work, paraffin wax, hand and foot masks, nail enamelling and hand and foot massage
- Provide make-up services: Day, evening and special occasion techniques

Plus additional units:

- Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce Health and Safety
- Promote additional products and services to customers
- Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
- Fulfil salon reception duties

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The programme will be taught by a team of highly qualified professionals and will include a mixture of practical and theory lessons in a working salon, supported by work experience. Training will include professional product knowledge (additional fees may apply). You will have the opportunity to take part in visits to trade shows, attend guest speaker seminars and excursions.

To be awarded the qualification you will need to successfully achieve the following assessments:

1. Graded practical assessments
2. Externally set and marked examinations
3. Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment

What else do I need to know?

You will require a uniform with shoes, costing approximately 65. A basic kit of tools and products is also required to allow you to practice at home and in College (approximately 200). Additional fees may be charged for trips or industry qualifications offered during the course.

Work experience placements will require students to plan and organise their own placement and travel. This is part of the necessary development and preparation for employment

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BTVA Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,665.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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Natasha, Advanced Spa Therapy

Natasha , 20

Natasha, Advanced Spa Therapy

Natasha studied Beauty Therapy and Spa Therapy and now works as a Spa Therapist at a hotel in the New Forest


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