The Beauty Therapy Level 2 course that you are considering to study is diverse, with a vast range of subject areas to learn about. The units you will be looking at include all the requirements for the current national Level 2 qualifications, as well as some additional Level 2 treatments that are not currently prerequisites but are commonly offered as salon treatments with some additional training.
Underpinning each practical unit is:
The units you will study are:
Unit 1 Facial and Skincare
In this unit, you will look at cleansing, toning, moisturising, massage, and mask application. You will also look at skin types and analysis, as well as product and ingredient information and selection.
Unit 2 Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments
Treatments available include eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping, and false lash application (new longer-lasting lash techniques are discussed in the last unit, and lash perming techniques – not currently part of the Level 2 syllabus – are also explained).
Unit 3 Manicure and Hand Treatments
In this unit, you will consider hand and nail treatments, nail art techniques, common problems, and remedial action.
Unit 4 Pedicure and Foot Treatments
In Unit 4, you will look at foot and nail treatments, common problems, and remedial action. You will also consider luxury hand, nail, and foot treatments.
Unit 5 Waxing and Temporary Methods of Hair Removal
In this unit, you will look at salon methods of hair removal, including hot and warm waxing. You will also make comparisons with methods used at home.
Unit 6 Advanced Nail Techniques
In Unit 6, we will take a brief look at gel, acrylic, and fibreglass nails and their importance for the Level 2 Beauty Therapist.
Unit 7 Make-up Application to the Face
This unit includes information on products, tools, and application for face make-up, including day and evening looks.
Unit 8 Science and Cosmetology
This unit looks more closely at available products and formulations and their use, electrical safety, and hygiene.
Unit 9 Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology are essential parts of the beauty therapist's knowledge. Performing treatments safely and effectively requires the therapist to know what is being worked on and what effects the treatment is having.
Unit 10 Health and Safety
Whether you are a salon owner or a junior therapist, you are required by law to have an awareness of your legal and professional responsibilities to ensure your own safety and that of co-workers, clients, and anyone else who may be visiting the premises.
Unit 11 Consultation
Before any treatment is carried out, a full and thorough consultation is done. This ensures that the treatment the client receives is safe and best suits his or her needs. It also requires important paperwork to be completed, which may prove essential in the event of a complaint or legal action.
Unit 12 Promotions and Retailing
As a beauty therapist, the ability to sell is an essential skill. The business will need retail sales to support its income, and it is important that the client is advised about which products he or she should be using.
Unit 13 Reception
How you deal with clients and promote the business will determine how long you are going to be employed! Being a fabulous therapist is pointless if clients are not inclined to book appointments because the reception, receptionist, premises, and/or therapists are unwelcoming – if this is the case, customers will never get close enough to find out how good you are!
Unit 14 Career Opportunities and Continuing Professional Development
This unit summarises what you've learned, looks at further and higher training, and discusses career options open to you. New and exciting developments in the beauty therapy industry are continually cropping up: there are always new treatments to learn, and clients will expect you to know something about each of them!
Professional websites and magazines are invaluable for this sort of information.
Previous Knowledge Required
No previous knowledge required.
You will receive the Beauty Therapy Level 2 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.
Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Beauty Therapy Level 2 course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
Assessment is carried out by submitting a series of tutor marked assignments.
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.