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Beauty Therapy (Level 2) (19+) — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to start a career in the beauty industry and have a passion for making people feel pampered and good about themselves.

Beauty therapists work in close contact with clients from different age groups and backgrounds. Good social and interpersonal skills, discretion and respect for others are important characteristics. You will also need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day.

You’ll learn treatments including:

  • Beauty related industries
  • Health and safety
  • Client care
  • Facial
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Apply make-up
  • Shaping and colouring of eyebrows
  • Head massage

A dedicated team of lecturers, who have up to date skills and experience, will be delivering your course.

This course will be a hands-on learning experience to ensure you get a solid grounding in the main beauty therapy techniques, using high quality products. You will be expected to work in a commercial salon carrying out treatments on paying clients in addition to studying the underpinning knowledge required to pass end of unit tests.

This qualification will also help you improve communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued

    How to apply for this course

    Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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    Location Date / time Fees / reductions
    Stoney Street
    NG1 1NG

    Start: Monday 9th September 2024

    End: Tuesday 10th June 2025

    Tuition fees may be waived or reduced for Level 2 Courses depending on your personal circumstances. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page for more information.

    Fees shown below are based on 2023/24. Fees for 2024/25 are yet to be confirmed.

    Tuition fee: £585

    Course code: C043159 / Q043160


    City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Services


    1 year

    Level Level 2
    Entry requirements

    You need to be 19+ and have 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English and maths – one of English or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C).

    Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.

    Students without evidence of English and maths qualifications will complete an initial assessment. Results will need to reflect a grade of a 3 and 4 in English and Maths.

    All students must undertake and pass a practical dexterity test prior to enrolment to ensure you are suitable for this course.

    If you are a progressing student, you must also have achieved 90% attendance and successfully completed and passed your previous course. Please speak to your tutor regarding your progression options.

    Teaching & assessment

    You will be assessed via practical observations, assignments, portfolio, and theory-based tests.

    Practical skills will be assessed when carrying out treatments on paying clients which will be mapped against the City & Guilds grading criteria of Pass, Merit, or Distinction.


    Choose to follow with further study on our Level 3 Beauty Therapy programme.

    Additional information

    You will need to buy a kit and uniform. Kit and uniform costs are to be confirmed and can be discussed at interview.

    You are not permitted to have nail extensions or nails that are past the tips of your fingers.

    Hair must be tied up and in a bun if below shoulder, hair above shoulder should be secured away from the face

    You may be expected to provide your own clients.

    If you are aged 19 or over, you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more.

    You’ll need to complete a work experience placement as part of your course.

    If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

    If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

    Nottingham College is proud to have been recognised as a Ragdale Hall Spa College of Excellence.