Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course

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beauty therapy level 2 course

The beauty industry is centred around customer service and providing great client care. On this Beauty Therapy Level 2 course the key areas of customer service required when working in a salon are explored as well as the necessary treatments and skills to work in this industry as a beautician. A role within a beauty salon can bring great satisfaction and with this course you will be well prepared to start a role within the beauty industry.

Quality Licence Scheme Certificate included

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About this Course

This course is designed for people who wish to begin a career working in beauty therapy but have limited experience in the sector. The course teaches the skills and knowledge required to work as a beauty therapist in a salon and assesses your understanding of the general running of a beauty salon and ability to work closely with clients.

Study Time: 100 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

Upon completion of this course students receive a Quality Licence Scheme certificate and an OLC certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


To complete this Beauty Therapy Level 2 course you will need to submit, and pass, all of the tutor marked assignments. There are seven assignments in the course and no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.

All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


To pass this course learners must pass 7 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Unit 1: Health and Safety

  • Understand health and safety requirements and legislation that is in place
  • Follow appropriate steps to minimise risk
  • Maintain equipment safely and take necessary steps to ensure the safety of your clients
  • Understand the sterilisation procedures needed when working as a beauty therapist

Unit 2: Reception Duties

  • Acknowledge the duties that are required when working on a salon reception and when certain tasks should be carried out
  • Understand the need for quality customer service when working on a reception area
  • Describe how to maintain stock levels and check the different products that are available
  • Understand how to deal with different customers so that you are able to provide a great level of hospitality
  • Book in appointments and process payments

Unit 3: Skin Care Treatments

  • Understand the anatomy of the skin
  • Appreciate the different jobs which the skin carries out and how this helps to regulate the body
  • Be able to identify certain skin diseases and inflictions that are most common
  • Understand client consultations and why these are required
  • Carry out a cleansing procedure on the skin

Unit 4: Manicures and Pedicures

  • Understand the growth of the nail and different conditions that can affect nails
  • Identify different treatable and untreatable conditions
  • Understand what is meant by nail enhancements
  • Describe key aspects of manicures and pedicures
  • Understand how to perform manicures and pedicures
  • Identify correct procedures when performing manicures and pedicures
  • Understand how to communicate with clients so that they feel valued

Unit 5: Eyelashes and Eyebrows

  • Shape eyebrows into the desire effect for a client
  • Tint eyebrows
  • Tint eye lashes
  • Apply false eyelashes in both strip and individual forms

Unit 6: Waxing Services

  • Maintain health and safety methods at all times while using waxing techniques
  • Carry out consultations with clients and prepare for waxing treatments
  • Remove unwanted hair using waxing techniques
  • Provide aftercare help and advice to clients following their treatments

Unit 7: Make-up Services

  • Understand various types of make-up and the correct application of these
  • Understand particular requirements of make-up that is used on the eyes and mouth
  • Appreciate the use of body make-up and when this is required
  • Briefly describe the use of make-up when working with brides and what they may require

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our courses- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Quality Licence Scheme

Quality Licence Scheme

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

ABC qualification

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Oakwood Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at the level shown against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oakwood Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


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