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Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies
Start Date
Study Mode
12 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 2

If you want an exciting and varied career that enables you to work in a creative industry then beauty therapy could be for you. There is a demand across the country for skilled and qualified Beauty Therapists, and employers increasingly need committed, well trained and enthusiastic workers.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths and English.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • Providing waxing treatments
  • Providing hand and nail treatments
  • Providing foot treatments
  • Providing facial treatments
  • Providing a range of eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Providing make-up application
  • Providing massage treatments

A Beauty Therapist will typically work in a beauty salon or spa. They provide one-to-one treatments on clients in a private environment providing facials, hair removal and waxing services, and body, hand and foot treatments.

Method of delivery

Apprentices attend College one day per week, and work for their employer the rest of the time. The apprenticeship takes one year to complete and will be followed by an end point assessment. The apprentice may need to attend an extra block session for Functional Skills, Maths and/or English.

How will I be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, such as a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. As part of the theory input you will carry out an online test for each unit. You will be required to pass an End-Point Assessment (EPA) which consists of practical observations and oral questions and will be graded by an external examiner.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme-related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process. Students will need to purchase the College uniform and kit.

Qualifications received

Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals - Beauty Therapist

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

You could progress to a Level 3 qualification or apprenticeship to further enhance your skills.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

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