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Beauty Therapy

Course Code: BSP2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

Do you want to train for a job as a beauty therapist, beauty massage therapist or beauty business owner? This full-time beauty therapy course at City College Plymouth will provide training in facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, make-up, lash perming and tanning. This Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy will combine lots of practical, hands-on beauty training with learning about health and safety and how to promote products and services. When you successfully complete the course, you can progress to the advanced level 3 beauty therapy course, which is equivalent to three A Levels.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following subjects:

  • manicure
  • pedicure
  • facials
  • waxing
  • eye treatments
  • make-up
  • health & safety
  • lash perming
  • tanning treatments.

All units will be assessed practically and theoretically. Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • mandatory work experience placement (60 hours)
  • other activities to develop your personal skills eg preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

You will need to have GCSE grades 3/4 or above in English and maths, and a good level of communication and interpersonal skills.


You will be assessed via online exams and coursework.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: BSP2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £750

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Honorata Terlecka

"When I started my course at the College, every day I was learning something new and I just thought, wow - this is what I want to do."

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