City and Guilds - Certificate in Beauty Therapy Techniques - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Laurence Building 21-Sep-17 25-May-18 Thurs and Fri (29 weeks) 09:30-16:30 £1,595 £180

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

There are practical and theoretical classes which will help you develop a portfolio of evidence for verification. There is some case study/assignment work. Your practical skills are developed on fellow students - once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for assessment. You will be assessed practically, theoretically and orally in all areas. Testimonials may be required as evidence in some cases. Complete portfolios are verified and should include assessment books, case studies, projects and theoretical papers. All units are externally assessed by on-line knowledge papers or assignments.

What topics will I study?

You will study the following:

·         Provide facial skin care

·         Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments

·         Remove hair using waxing techniques

·         Provide manicure treatment

·         Provide pedicure treatment

·         Apply make-up treatment

·         Create an image with a hair and beauty theme

·         Follow health and safety practices of the salon

·         Promote products and services

·         Working in beauty related industries

·         Salon reception duties

·         Client care and communication

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have an interest in the beauty industry and the exciting range of treatments available. You should be enthusiastic and keen to learn a variety of practical skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career in the beauty industry. You will need a good level of education and a real interest in the industry. A written application as well as an interview are required to gain a place on this course. This course is particularly suitable for those with experience of the workplace. 

What facilities are there?

Our well-equipped spa and beauty clinics offer a fantastic learning environment. We also offer an excellent range of holistic treatments. The learning resource centre provides all students with access to the internet as well as specialist information.

What can the course lead on to?

This qualification gives you the opportunity to seek employment in a cosmetic department of a large store or beauty salon or clinic. Candidates who complete the level 2 course successfully may progress to the level 3 programmes.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need a personal kit and uniform (approximate cost £150), full details will be provided at enrolment. We also offer some professional masterclass/workshops and educational visits during the year which may incur an additional fee if you wish to participate in them.

Be advised the £150 resource fee is in addition to the course fees/concession fee and is to be paid as a separate transaction to the faculty. Details of how to pay will be provided on your first day of lessons.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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