Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Beauty Therapies

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1286.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

The course provides a balance between the practical and theoretical aspects of Beauty Therapy Studies, where you will research and discuss a range of beauty treatments and develop the essential skills of a therapist.

With expert guidance you will develop your practical beauty therapy skills to a high professional standard.

During practical lessons you will take part in a range of demonstrations, workshops, discussion, and research activities presenting and communicating your ideas through practical work and a portfolio of evidence. Theory classes will involve developing your knowledge through discussion and answering questions in preparation for written examinations.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above (including maths and/or English Lnguage).

What you will Learn

Learn from our industry-renowned beauty therapy team, our excellent industry connections mean that you will have a wealth of opportunities for work experience, placements, and visits.

Practical and creative skills will be developed alongside an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology; this course will immerse you into the exciting world of customer service and beauty therapy treatments.


You will be assessed continually throughout the course by practical assessments, research assignments, service treatment portfolio and final written end exams.

A minimum of 36 hours work experience which is integral to the course and is assessed as part of the practical element.


Progression to Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 3 Spa and Wellness Therapies on successful completion of the course.

What else could I do?

Our students have an excellent record of success with a career prospects that include:
Commercial salon
Destination day spa
Self-employed mobile therapist
Cruise liners (Level 3 qualification)
Retail and commercial.

Career Options

Beauty Therapist, Nail Technician, Freelance beauty therapist.

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course are:

Working in beauty related industries
Follow health and safety in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty related industries

Optional units for this course could include:

Provide facial skin care
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide manicure treatments
Provide pedicure treatments
Apply make-up
Provide eyelash and brow treatments
Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
Salon Reception

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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