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Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

This course is your starting point for a career in the beauty therapy industry and includes a GCSE resit in either English or Maths. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience in skin care, hand care, basic make-up application and pedicure treatments.

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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
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-diploma-in-beauty-therapy-studies
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Course Information for Students

This course is your starting point for a career in the beauty therapy industry and includes a GCSE resit in either English or Maths. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience in skin care, hand care, basic make-up application and pedicure treatments. This course is perfect for candidates with a GCSE profile of mainly grade 3s or better, but who still need to achieve a higher grade in either English or Maths. 

As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to develop skills and behaviours that support your progression to further study. You will work with clients whom you may need to organise. There will also be times when you will be receiving treatments from your peers.

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. Entry requirements are:

  • The majority of GCSEs at grade 3 or above
  • The need to resit either English or Maths

You will have an interview and will be invited to attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview and taster.  If you are successful, you will be allocated a conditional place to study.

Mandatory units are:

  • Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide facial skincare
  • Provide eyebrow and eyelash treatments
  • Client care and communication
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Health and safety in the salon

You will also study some of the following additional units:

  • Apply skin tanning techniques
  • Provide eyelash lifting
  • Salon reception duties

You will continue to study maths or English as part of your study programme.

This course will be delivered on-site at the Roundhouse. It is highly practical and so a basic level of fitness is required as you may spend long periods on your feet between breaks.

Theory lessons will require you to take notes in order to revise terminology and learn processes.

GCSE lessons will be traditional classroom-based sessions.

You will be working with clients – often they are people with whom you will not be familiar, or you may be asked to find your own clients on whom to undertake treatments. You will also receive treatments as a client as part of a reciprocal agreement with your peers. You need to be aware and prepared to work on feet and hands and to undertake hair removal with clients.

There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.

The kit will contain the essentials required to carry out a range of treatments. Financial assistance will be available for eligible candidates.

The uniform must be worn every day.

Please note that jewellery (including facial piercings) and nail extensions are not permitted for practical sessions. These must be removed in advance of practical classes. Black closed-toe shoes must be worn (no trainers or sandals) and hair should be tied back.

When acting as a client (receiving treatments from a peer), you will need to remove all jewellery and remove strip eyelashes for facial treatments. Make-up will be removed for facial treatments so please consider this as part of your day (You may want to bring your make-up to reapply after). Nail extensions to fingers and toes are not advised as they will be removed for manicure and pedicure treatments. You must be considerate about these requests as being unable to participate as a client will negatively impact your peers’ progress on the course.

If you have any limitations with regards to what treatments you can do due to medical restrictions or religious beliefs, please inform us immediately.

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, exams and assignments.

As the course is highly practical, you should expect to have plenty of observations to ensure your competency in each treatment.

There will be written assessments and exams to assess your theoretical knowledge of the subject.

Your GCSE resit will be assessed through examination on nationally-set exam dates.

The aim of this programme is for you to achieve your GCSE high grade in English or Maths. You should be considering moving on to either the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty or the T Level, depending on the improvement to your GCSE English or Maths grades.

You may wish to study Level 2 Hairdressing if there is no improvement in your GCSE English and Maths grades.

Careers

This course is an excellent starting point for a career in the beauty sector.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 13, 2024 2:34 pm