Course overview

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Certificate for adults City of Bristol College

A 33-week, part-time beauty therapy course for adults aged 19+.

You will be taught for one day a week during term time which may include an evening.

The course will prepare you to progress your career in beauty therapy. You will develop the professional knowledge and practical skills you need to work as a beauty therapist in a variety of settings.

Dates and applications

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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Certificate for adults College Green Centre
Course Code
19/09/2024 - 19/06/2025
1 years
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course costs £681. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGP1851B01-1 19/09/2024 - 19/06/2025 1 years Thurs Enquire 09:30 College Green Centre
This course costs £681. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who want to turn their personal interest and enthusiasm for beauty into a professional career as a beauty therapist.

You should enjoy working with people, in a team environment and individually, and understand the important of working professionally to achieve excellent standards of work and customer service.

Learners must be prepared to work on each other and clients for assessment purposes

City & Guilds require professional dress code, which includes:

  • Full uniform – tunic
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • No nail extensions or gel nails
  • No eyelash extensions
  • Jewellery permitted is one pair of stud earrings and one wedding band
  • Kit is required for every session and to practise at home

What you'll learn

A career in beauty therapy can be varied, practical, creative and people-focused.

On this course you will gain techniques and product knowledge in order to carry out a wide range of beauty treatments including:

  • manicure
  • pedicure
  • facials

You will also gain theoretical knowledge so that you can work to professional standards in beauty therapy and related industries, including anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and communications.

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn in our excellent professional salons and treatment rooms, with the expert guidance and support of our highly experienced staff. You will have opportunities to work with real clients and paying customers.

The course is delivered over 5 hours per week for 34 weeks which may include an evening.

You will be assessed continually throughout the course, through practical and theory assessments, assignments and online tests. There is no final exam.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the course, you could progress to a Level 3 course to extend your skills, knowledge and career prospects, for example in Beauty Therapy Techniques.

You can also progress onto our ABT gel manicure course, at your own cost.

Alternatively, you could go directly into employment in a range of settings such as salons, spas or mobile.

Additional costs

You will need to buy the college uniform and the beauty therapy kit which costs approximately £150 in total.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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