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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This is a professional qualification for students wanting a career in the beauty therapy industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Beauty
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
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Course Information for Students

This is a professional qualification for students wanting a career in the beauty therapy industry. You will be working towards the City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy – which could be your first step towards a role as a junior beauty therapist within a salon or a health spa. 

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • Grade 4 GCSE in English
  • Grade 4 GCSE in Maths

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.  If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study after attending a taster event.


Mandatory units are:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
  • Make up
  • Underpinning knowledge
  • Science and anatomy

This course will be delivered on-site and will involve a mix of practical and theory lessons.

A kit and uniform are required for the programme.  Details will be available from the curriculum staff during your interview

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.  

Further study

You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or you might like to think about the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.


You can pursue a career in a wide range of roles in beauty salons and spas.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 23, 2023 3:07 pm