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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 2 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Beauty therapy is an exciting and evolving industry. Trends and fashion are changing all the time and qualified therapists are needed to deliver professional, high-end treatments to a range of clients in various settings.

Join our programme and take the next steps to further your career into the beauty industry.

Learn how to work with others, whilst developing excellent practical skills and professional behavior. A career in this sector is rewarding and interactive. You will need to be a good communicator and able to relate to people, be confident in your own ability and have passion and enthusiasm for working in this environment.

You will need 2 GCSE's at grade 4-9 including English Language. Or Beauty level 1

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be required to purchase a uniform, which includes a tunic top, trousers, suitable footwear and a beauty therapy kit. You will also be required to purchase your own stationery and any external trips or visits may also incur additional costs. You may be eligible for financial assistance to help with these costs.

You will have an excellent experience and benefit from practical and theory lessons taught from an industry perspective to prepare you for the world of work on completion of the course.

During practical lessons you will develop your skills in our state-of-the-art industry salons using the most up to date professional products and equipment to meet industry standards.

In theory lessons you will develop your knowledge in our dedicated theory rooms by doing individual and group work, research tasks, assignments and revision tasks in preparation for completing online exams.

During the course lecturers will assess your knowledge and skills in a range of different ways to ensure you are making progress and additional support is available if needed.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to develop and improve your skills.

You will be required to work 1 day a week in our commercial beauty salon to develop and gain industry skills. This will be in addition to your timetabled hours.

You will have the opportunity to attend master-classes, listen to guest speakers from industry, participate in competitions - both in-house and externally - and also take part in external trips and visits.

We have a number of links with industry, including Dermalogica skin-care, Sienna Tanning, Steiner Cruise Liner, as well as spas and salons within the local area. This will ensure you gain an outstanding learning experience with us and are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to a career in industry.

Previous learners have benefited from attending Professional Beauty Manchester, workshops online and at the Dermalogica Training Centre, where they have had the opportunity to learn new advanced skills and gain spa experience.

This course will take place Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm, including one late night per week until 8pm where you will be required to work in our commercial salons at City Campus to gain experience of working in a busy salon environment.

You will study in college and will also be expected to study independently outside of the classroom to build your knowledge and skills in beauty therapy.

This is a full-time course based at City Campus and your timetable will be issued at the start of term.

This course will take place Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm, including a possible late night until 8pm.

You will study in college and will be expected to study independently outside of the classroom to build your knowledge and skills in beauty therapy. The course is a full-time course based at City Campus and your timetable will be issued at the start of your course.

This course is for those who wish to further develop their knowledge, understanding and practical skills to work as an advanced beauty therapist in the beauty industry.

You will study the following units on this course including:

- Client care
- Promoting products and services
- Facial skincare
- Waxing services
- Eye treatments
- Manicure and pedicure services
- Head massage
- Self-tanning
- Body massage
- Face and body electrical treatments
- Microdermabrasion facial treatment
- Semi-permanent eyelash treatment

City and Guilds

You will have the opportunity to be involved in regional and national skills competitions to showcase your talents, as well as opportunities to attend workshops for you to gain the most up to date practical skills to meet current industry trends.

What’s next?

You can progress to the Level 3 Beauty Therapy following the successful completion of a dexterity and skills assessment carried out at end of the Level 2 Programme.

There are many career opportunities for beauty therapists, including working in a salon or in self-employment.

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