Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2
This course is aimed at adults who wish to develop skills in beauty therapy. The course will include a substantial amount of home study to meet the demands of the qualification. Students must be able to allocate time at home to complete these activities in addition to attending College two nights a week. Regular attendance each week is vital.
Students will learn the skills required to qualify as beauty therapist at Level 2. Whilst lessons are predominantly practically based, there will be elements of theory covered during the sessions which will require further study at home.
Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest and have a genuine desire to both provide and receive beauty therapy treatments. Students who have already achieved Level 1 Beauty Therapy will be at an advantage and will receive credit for prior learning. This course requires students to follow a strict dress code.
For reasons concerned with health and safety students must tie up long hair (so that it is off the face and neck), remove all jewellery and piercings and keep nails short and product free.
Students generally require a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D/3 or higher to gain entry to the course. Mature students may be exempt from this requirement if they have appropriate work experience/life skills or additional qualifications.
Students will be required to complete the units below to gain the qualification:
- Facial skincare
- Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes (lash and brow tinting, brow shaping and artificial lashes)
- Provide make-up services
- Provide manicure treatments
- Provide pedicure treatments
- Carry out waxing services
- Salon reception
- Design and create a themed image
- Make sure your own actions reduce health and safety risks
- Promote additional products or services to clients
- Develop and maintain effectiveness at work
- Observation of practical skills (students are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction)
- Oral questioning to check understanding
- Portfolio of evidence – showing all the treatments that have been completed
- Online tests for each unit
Please note - the College will not be able to provide all the clients for this course, students are expected to be able to provide some of their own.
The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility and loan availability, if you feel you may qualify for funding, or wish to discuss loan options, please contact the Funding Team.
Level 3 Beauty Therapy (full-time during the day or part-time on an evening).
Dates & course durations
18th September 2023 - 2nd July 2024
Mondays & Tuesdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Tutor input and demonstrations are followed by practical application of skills and knowledge. Students are required to work in pairs, practicing the treatments and developing skills until they are ready to work on models and clients. Assignments, work packages and portfolio-building are an integral part of the programme and home study is vital for completion of theory work.
York College have 3 large fully equipped hairdressing salons, an inviting commercial salon reception, 2 media make-up workshops and 3 beauty therapy salons. Adult learners will have access to professional products and equipment (including Loreal and Eve Taylor) and will also have the opportunity to join in any with any day time extracurricular activities should they wish to do so. This could include competition work and additional product training.
Students are generally required to purchase a kit (approximately £250) however, we are currently reviewing this situation.
All students will be required to wear a uniform. The details of this will be provided at a later date.
Employment as a beauty therapist in a salon environment. Some adult learners choose to work independently as a mobile beauty therapist.