Beauty Therapy

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    Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 2 (full time)

    This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a beauty therapist in this exciting and ever advancing industry.  To become a fully qualified Beauty Therapist, it is essential that you continue your studies at Level 3, the following year.

    Students will study theory and practical applications of the following:

    • Health and safety
    • Principles of practice for Beauty Therapists
    • Facial skincare, analysis, massage and mask therapy.
    • Hair removal treatments
    • Manicure and pedicure techniques
    • Lash and brow treatments
    • Light cured gel polish
    • Make-up
    • Eye treatments
    • Client care and customer service
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Introduction to the spa industry

    Alongside these vocational subjects students will be expected to undertake:

    • Industry related work placement
    • Maths and English
    • Independent study where Students will undertake independent learning to enhance their understanding of the vocationally related theory.
    • Charity, community and voluntary events often related to Hair and Beauty which may be in addition to your timetabled hours.
    • Seminars, workshops with industry employers and suppliers
    • Trips and visits (Costs TBC).
    • In house, regional and national competition work

     Graduations at all of our Gloucestershire College Campuses offer learners the chance to train in facilities which are industry standard and will enable you to develop your skills in client consultation, customer service, current treatment techniques giving you the confidence to give pre and after treatment/service advice using a variety of professional ranges such as Monu, Spa Find, OPI and Dermalogica. 

    Throughout your training programme you will be required to carry out treatments on your peers to develop your skills and take paying clients to gain the widest possible range of experiences and employability skills.

     How will I be assessed?

    • Final exam covering all mandatory units. Marked externally.
    • Synoptic assessment during the final term, containing a practical based task or skill
    • Formative assessments which are undertaken on paying clients.
    • A Portfolio of Evidence/Service Log to demonstrate progress
    • Written assignments, tests and projects

    As in a professional salon, students will be expected to give our clients the highest possible customer care and portray a professional image and are required to wear a salon uniform whilst in the salon.

    All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts. Order forms will be provided prior to the start of the course.

    There are supplementary costs for material, books, course trips and visits. Financial assistance may be available. Please enquire at Student Services

    Entry to the course is subject to a satisfactory reference and a successful interview. Applicants will need to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, commitment and an ability to communicate effectively.


At Gloucestershire College we want students to develop their English and maths skills so that they achieve their learning goals and future career aims. For this reason all full-time students who have not achieved grade A* to C English language or maths GCSE will study these subjects as part of their course.

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We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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