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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a professional qualification for learners wanting a career in the beauty therapy industry.  You will be working towards the City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – which could be your first step towards a role as a junior beauty therapist within a salon or a health spa.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and/or maths (Grade 3/ 4 or above), and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

Course Content

As part of the Level 2 apprenticeship, you may study a selection of the following:

  • Provide nail treatments: manicure/pedicure
  • Provide facial treatments
  • Provide waxing treatments
  • Provide eye treatments: tinting/shaping
  • Provide make-up treatments
  • Preparing and maintaining the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Health and safety
There is also a range of optional units to select from, with guidance from our Beauty team.
 
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be advised.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

Our teaching staff will advise you on the wide range of progression opportunities available, including Level 4 qualifications.  If you progress to further study, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English. 

Careers
 
You can advance your career in salons or in self-employment.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Ebony Saxton

Ebony Saxton

Award-winning beautician Ebony plans to train as beauty lecturer

Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.

I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.

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