Beauty Therapy L2 NVQ Diploma

Course code: BD2BS

Beauty treatment 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, Jane Iredale Mineral Basics Make-up, Caflon earpiercing training, 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 or London. (See the Beauty Therapy section of our website for highlights and of our previous training, activities and trips.)

New for 2015 - You may have the opportunity to take part in an exciting exchange trip, for example 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 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 Language GCSE.

Recommended resources

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


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.


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.


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