Course: Beauty Therapy Level 2
Great Yarmouth Campus
FT / PT
"We support students to undertake relevant and meaningful work experience alongside their college beauty course Students have shown high levels of skill in their work with us."
Florence Day Spa
Our course is specifically designed to develop practical beauty therapy skills so you can confidently and competently perform treatments. You will learn in our on-site salons, Visions and Images, where you will develop your skills working with members of the public.
You will have the opportunity to study facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and brow treatments, manicures, pedicures, face and body electrics and body massage. There are also elements of anatomy and physiology taught alongside to support your training. You will use all vegan products and have the opportunity to complete the Eco Salon online course to learn how to be more environmentally friendly in the salon.
We also encourage you to undertake a work placement alongside your studies to help develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for further study or your working life. We have a great relationship with many beauty salons and spa owners in the area and can help connect you with the most appropriate placement.
Why study with us:
- Our highly skilled tutors have a wealth of industry experience. They run their own successful businesses and deliver current and new skills.
- We offer masterclasses to reflect industry trends and increase employability skills. These include Thai and bamboo massage, Gelux nails and brow lamination.
- Therapists have been consistently successful in the World Skills Competition and have been employed by international organisations such as Steiner Cruise Liners.
You will need to have achieved a minimum of a grade 3 in English, maths and a science.
You will need to be passionate about beauty treatments, practice attention to detail and have the ability to interact with new people.
You will be assessed both practically and through online tests which are taken at the end of each unit. Practical assessments are performed on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale. Evidence from these will go towards building a portfolio of evidence. Some other written work will be required for projects and assignments.
You can progress to study Beauty Therapy Level 3, into an apprenticeship or employment working for a company or become self-employed. Many of our former students secured employment in local and national salons, cruise ships and some have started their own businesses.
Previous students have gone in various directions; the beauty industry as a career path is very diverse. This includes a make-up artist working for the BBC, salon owners, mobile therapists, cruise ship therapists, lecturers and people working in spas both in the UK and abroad.
There are also opportunities for continued study in higher education based around the differing pathways within the sector at the next level.