Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 05/09/2022
Level: 2
Start Date: 05/09/2022
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MV1L2BT

This full-time Level 2 qualification for aspiring beauty therapists covers aspects of anatomy, client care and communication and retail as well as core practical treatments.

Throughout the course you will develop and practice your skills on your peers, moving on to work with fee paying clients for your assessments.

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. Any 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 Cambridge Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

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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