Beauty Therapy L2 NVQ Diploma

SC111Strode College, Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0ABOne Year03 Sep 15Fee: 100% discount if eligible Subsidised Fee: 1525

Course code: BD2BS

What will you do on this course?

On this one year course you will learn all the basic services required to work as a therapist in the beauty industry whilst attending college 3 days per week.

During the course you will study:

  • Health & Safety;
  • Promote Additional Products and Services;
  • Develop and Maintain your Effectiveness at Work;
  • Salon Reception Duties;
  • Provide Facial Skin Care Treatments;
  • Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes;
  • Carry out Waxing Services;
  • Provide Manicure Services;
  • Provide Pedicure Services;
  • Provide Make-up Services.


Course assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used including observations, written tests, assignments, oral questions and completion of a portfolio.

On successful completion of the course students will achieve a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy. You will also have the opportunity to achieve certificates in Dermalogica, Jane Iredale Mineral Basics Make-up and Caflon.

City & Guilds Exam Board.


Special features

Additional training and qualifications give students a real advantage in the workplace and broader product knowledge. All training is carried out in a fully commercial salon environment.

Various trips to national exhibitions and beauty wholesalers are arranged. See the Beauty Therapy section of our website for highlights and of our previous training, activities and trips.

One week of work experience in industry is also a part of the course requirement.

New for 2014 - You may have the opportunity to take part in our new exciting college exchange programme.


Next step

City & Guilds Level 3 in Beauty Therapy or NVQ Level 3 Nail Services or Complementary Therapies Diploma.


Student destinations

Beauty Salons, Health clubs, Cruise liners, Spas, product retailing and self employment as freelance therapists.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* to E or equivalent, such as NVQ Level 1 plus a GCSE grade E or above. It would be beneficial for students to have gained Science and English GCSE.


Recommended resources

Beauty kit including tunic £155.


Frances GrovesStudent Profile: Frances Groves

"I love learning new treatments. My teacher is very supportive and always happy to help. Strode made me feel confident in the transition from school to college."

Frances, a former pupil of Crispin Academy, studied the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy and is now studying the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy before studying Beauty Management & Business at Bournemouth University.