Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Course Information

Huntingdon Campus, 05/09/2022
Level: 2
Start Date: 05/09/2022
Location: Huntingdon Campus
Duration: 1 Year
Type: Full Time
Code: MSP2HBA1

This one-year full-time study programme is geared towards those with a keen interest in the beauty industry. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to move into further studies or pursue a junior therapist or apprentice role in the industry. You will study a mix of theory and practical units that take a closer look at anatomy and physiology, customer care, and retail.

This course is suitable for learners aged 16 and over, with a keen interest in pursuing a career in the beauty and spa sector.

About the Course

Do you have a keen interest in the Beauty Industry and want to learn more?

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and enjoy working closely with others?

We offer a full time Level 2 qualification for aspiring beauty therapists. The course has aspects of anatomy and client care, communication and retail as well as your core practical treatments.

The treatments we cover :

• Facials and Skincare

• Manicures, Pedicures and Gel Application

• Eye treatments – to include lash and brow tinting, brow shaping and lash lifting

• Waxing

• Basic make up application

• Male skincare

Kit and Uniform - You will need to purchase a kit and uniform before the start of the programme, the Level 2 mandatory kit and uniform will cost around £300 subject to change slightly with inflation. There is also up to £100 of optional extra’s and further details will be given to you at the Welcome Event.

Work placement in the commercial environment is part of your course, which helps you to develop real life working skills and employability.

On this Level 2 programme you will also be required to take part in our Industry Placement Programme, which is set for 2 days in addition to your study programme from October until the end of June, totalling 315 hours.  All students are assigned an Industry Placement Coordinator who will work with you and support you through your placement journey.  All placements are unpaid and should be meaningful placements that are relevant to the students study programme  


The Level 2 qualification will lead onto Level 3, subject to you completing level 2 and a successful progression interview. Upon completion of the two years and levels you will be a fully qualified beauty therapist. There are many options available to you once you are a fully qualified beauty therapist, many of our students choose to do additional courses such as nail and lash extensions and concentrate on specialising in the aesthetics industry. Others decide to do Massage courses and prefer the Spa industry. Other career opportunities include: product developer, product or treatment rep, trainer and assessor, cruise ship or airline therapist. There are so many options open to you.

Entry Requirements

Entry will depend on a successful interview and 3 GCSE’s at grade 3 (D) to include Maths and English. A grade 3 is science is also preferable, though not essential. Or a completed Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Individuals will be considered on their suitability, references showing good attendance and behaviour and a genuine interest in the industry. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. These specific needs we begin to identify at our welcome events.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, scheduled to be available shortly.

You can also apply through our online application form, or download a copy from our website www.camre.ac.uk/apply. The application form can also be found in the back of our full-time prospectus. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Huntingdon Admissions Office on tel. 01480 379213.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event. At the Welcome Event you will meet the tutors and get the chance to learn more about college and your course. You will also have a discussion with one of our tutors who will look to make you a formal offer for September.

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