Beauty Therapy L2 NVQ Diploma

Course code: BD2BS

Beauty nail services classWhat 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. 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.

Special features

Additional training and qualifications will give you a real advantage in the workplace and broader product knowledge. You will have the opportunity to achieve certificates in Dermalogica level 2, Jane Iredale Mineral Basics Make-up, Caflon earpiercing training, Jessica and Opi Nails, and have an opportunity to take part in further days of training with a professional make up artist. All training is carried out in a fully commercial salon environment. One week of work experience in industry is also a course requirement.

A variety of industry related trips and residentials are also arranged such as The Clothes Show Live and residential trips to Paris - Lancôme, Iceland Blue Lagoon Spa or London International Make-up Artists Trade Show and Professional Beauty Trade Show. (See the Beauty Therapy Media Gallery of our website for highlights and of our previous training, activities and trips.)

You may have the opportunity to take part in an exciting exchange trip to France.

How is the course assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including observations, written tests, assignments and completion of a portfolio. City & Guilds Exam Board.

University and career progression

You can progress to study the City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Complementary Therapies Level 3 Diploma.

You could then possibly study Salon Business Management at university or gain employment in beauty salons, health clubs, cruise liners, spas, product retailing and self employment as freelance therapists.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* to D or an appropriate level 1 qualification.

Recommended resources

Essential beauty kit approx £100 and professional uniform £53.


See the Beauty Therapy media gallery


Immy CrouchStudent Profile: Immy Crouch

“I have always been interested in the beauty industry. I enjoy the practical part of the course as it’s fun to learn hands on and get experience. Everyone at Strode is really friendly and welcoming - it is a great environment to be in.”

Immy, a former pupil of Whitstone School, studied the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and is now studying Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and the Nail Services Diploma. She is also working part time at Charlton House Spa Hotel where she did her work experience.


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