Beauty Therapy

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 2
Awarding body VTCT
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

You will be taught using up to date resources and techniques that are appropriate to your learning style. Learning will take place during theory and skill training sessions, with assessments being carried out in a commercial salon environment. You will also have group and one to one tutorials on a regular basis during the programme. A fantastic range of master classes as well as national and international trips are organised throughout the year. Alongside this main qualification, professional qualifications * such as spray tanning, ear piercing and gel nails are open to all students.

*extra costs incurred and are fully optional

The Level 2 Beauty Therapy study programme will consist of 5 key elements which you will need to complete:

- Main Qualification - as above

- Individual and group tutorial sessions

- Industry related work

- Development of English and maths. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved at Level 2.

- Development of enterprise and employability skills.

Disclaimer: This is subject to change and courses running will be subject to the correct number of students enrolling.


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at 3 points or D grade and above is desirable, including English and maths, or a Level 1 qualification.

We will request a school or college report and all potentially suitable applicants will be invited for interview before being offered a place.



How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

The provisional units planned are:

  • Facial massage and skin care
  • Make up
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing

*Due to a change in national standards 2016, units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

How will I be assessed

You will be assessed on a continual basis for written and practical work. At the end of your programme you will submit a portfolio of evidence, built up over the year to gain your full qualification.

Things you may need

You will need a salon uniform as well as a Level 2 Beauty Therapy kit and textbook.


What next

You can progress on to a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy or Nail Technology, which can then lead to a career as a Beauty Therapist, Spa Therapist, Salon Manager/Owner or work on a cruise liner or in film/TV. Alternatively you can go on to become an Apprentice.



Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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