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Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy


Course Overview

A Beauty Therapist works in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the hair and beauty sector. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a cruise ship through to small bespoke salons or luxury high end beauty salons and spas.

A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. They demonstrate a willingness to learn, have an inquiring and curious mind and are enthusiastic to learn about their chosen career. In addition, they exhibit a good work ethic applied to learning, drive and commitment to learn and maintain continual professional development.

They deliver essential one-to-one beauty treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’s image, financial viability and reputation. They complete all duties and treatments within the scope of the occupational role in accordance with legal, industry and organisational requirements within commercially viable times. They act with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.

This course is delivered through a combination of day-release and workplace experience.

This apprenticeship will provide you with the beauty therapy and salon knowledge and skills that employers need for you to be able to do the job well.

Course Content

The Level 2 apprenticeship for beauty professionals covers the following:

  • UBT259 Provide waxing services
  • UBT260 Provide hand and nail treatments 
  • UBT261 Provide foot treatments 
  • UBT262 Provide facial treatments 
  • UBT263 Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • UBT264 Provide make-up application
  • UBT265 Provide basic massage treatments

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to include English, maths and a science, or completion of our Future Pathways course.
  • You will need to be employed, or find employment, in a beauty therapy related role.


Where does this course lead to

Upon completion you will be able to progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship or full-time course in Beauty Therapy.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NP12
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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