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Beauty Therapy

Course Code: BSP2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

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.

Course information

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.

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.

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Body and Spa Therapy or Massage Therapy.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

£49,535.08

Potential salary

£16,104.49

Entry level salary

£29,362.00

Average salary

2

Annual openings in Plymouth

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