City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Adults) Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Level

Level
2

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.
Location

Location
Crosskeys Campus

Fees

Fees
FREE

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022

*Enrolment still open

Duration

Duration
34 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above (to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language) or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.

Applicants without the minimum GCSEs, will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.

In a nutshell

This course is ideal for people of all ages with an interest in Beauty Therapy and Customer Care. This course introduces the basic disciplines and skills in the beauty sector.

This course is for you if...

... You have a keen interest in Beauty Therapy

... You would like to learn new beauty skills and techniques to further improve your existing ability

... You are considering a career as a Beauty Therapist

What will I be doing?

Beauty Therapy is a growth industry that offers secure and varied employment. More and more people are visiting beauty therapists as beauty therapy treatments evolve and become popular. Many men now visit beauty salons for a variety of different treatments. This is seen as an essential part of male grooming and is supported by the expanding number of beauty products available for men on the supermarket shelves and in beauty retailers.

This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in beauty therapy and is suitable for all ages. It is highly recommended that you complete the two year programme (Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy) to equip you with the qualifications required to be employed as a fully qualified Beauty Therapist.

You’ll learn about client consultations and units such as:

  • Manicure and Handcare
  • Pedicure and Footcare
  • Skin care and facial work
  • Retailing and Product Promotion
  • Reception and Customer Service
  • Nail art
  • Make up design and application
  • Eye treatments to include eyelash and brow tinting and eyebrow shaping
  • Waxing - face and body
  • Additional units may include permanent lashes and nail enhancements

The course is delivered through a combination of:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college working on clients
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Work placement - either weekly or on block
  • Visits and trips to cosmetic companies and industry demonstrations

In addition to your course, you’ll be encouraged to participate in:

  • In house college competitions
  • Inspiring Skills Wales and UK/World Skills
  • Community activities
  • Product and treatment awareness days in industry

You’ll be assessed through practical assessments, assignments, projects and multiple-choice online tests covering the underpinning knowledge. Upon completion you’ll gain:

  • NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

What is expected of me?

To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above (to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language) or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area, to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.

Applicants without the minimum GCSEs will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, take pride in your appearance, be numerate and have a friendly personality. There will be an expectation that you attend work placements as part of your programme.

What comes next?

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Complementary Therapies.

It is highly recommended that you complete the two year programme (Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy) to equip you with the qualifications required to be employed as a fully qualified Beauty Therapist.

Additional information

Dress code:

  • Uniform
  • Hair must be neatly tied back off the face
  • No piercings and only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the salon

You’ll need to purchase a uniform and beauty kit costing approximately £183-£187, and additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform. The college will fund the cost of one full uniform per year. Additional sets can be purchased for around £45 (TBC); college staff will be able to direct you to the approved supplier if / when needed.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

CPDI0443AA
Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team