1Course Overview

Beauty Therapy Level 2 with Practical Training

Course code: OSC1054

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Kick-start your career as a beauty therapist, from home!

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in beauty therapy, this course is ideal for:

  • Those aspiring to achieve a career as beauty therapist, but want to make sure it’s right for them
  • Those that want to develop their knowledge in beauty therapy
  • Students who are planning to study further qualifications
  • Those that want to progress in their current career

This course enables you to:

  • Attend 6 days of practical training and learn how to apply many treatments from facials, manicures, pedicures, warm waxing,and make-up
  • Choose from a range of centres throughout the UK in major cities to attend your practical days
  • Offer a range of beauty treatments
  • Understand the health and safety procedures of working in beauty
  • Study from home, at your own pace

This course will include 6 days of practical training, and beauty equipment and kits to take with you!

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2Course Content

 Beauty Therapy

 Level 2: 

Unit 1: Health and safety
  • Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your work place
  • Reduce the risks to health and safety in the work place
  • Know and understand how to make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Identify ways to improve personal performance at work
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
Unit 2: Customer service
  • Identify and promote additional services or products that are available
  • Know the relevant legislations for the sale of goods
  • Maintain a successful reception area
  • Deal with enquires
  • Book appointments
  • Take payments
Unit 3: Facial skin care treatment
  • Work safely and effectively in line with current practice when providing a facial treatment
  • Understand organisation and legal requirements
  • Perform client consultation and treatment plans
  • Understand anatomy and physiology relevant to facial treatments
  • Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
  • Know facial care techniques, products and planning
  • Provide aftercare advice to clients for facial care treatments
  • Identify various skin types
  • Understand the benefits of facial massage and the techniques used
Unit 4: Manicure and pedicure services
  • Work safely and hygienically when providing manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Perform an effective client consultation
  • Understand contraindications and how they make restrict or prevent a treatment
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology that relates to manicure and pedicure
  • Understand manicure and pedicure services, techniques and products
  • Provide aftercare advice to clients
Unit 5: Eyelashes and eyebrows
  • Perform a consultation and plan the treatment
  • Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict the treatment
  • Know the equipment, materials and products
  • Have the underpinning knowledge to perform an eyebrow shape, eyelash tint and eyebrow tint
  • Give aftercare advice for eye treatments
Unit 6: Waxing
  • Work safely and effectively when providing waxing
  • Conduct a consultation, plan and prepare the treatment
  • Understand contraindication that may prevent or restrict the treatment
  • Know equipment, procedures and techniques for the various forms of hair removal, including the benefits and disadvantages of each
  • Understand the importance of waxing aftercare
Unit 7: An introduction to make up
  • Know the organisational and legal requirements related to makeup
  • Work safely and effectively when providing makeup
  • Conduct an effective consultation and plan for makeup application
  • Know anatomy and physiology relating to makeup
  • Know contraindications that may prevent or restrict makeup application
  • Understand how to apply products and their uses
  • Provide aftercare

 Practical Days:

You will take part in six practical days. 

Facials:
  • Analyse skin types
  • Cleanse
  • Tone
  • Moisturise
  • Apply a mask
Manicure and Pedicure:
  • Applying a manicure
  • Applying a pedicure
Warm Waxing:
  • All areas of facial waxing
  • All areas of body waxing
  • Using the ‘pot’ and ‘spatula’ system
Make-Up:
  • Skin product and preparation
  • Concealer techniques
  • Blush and bronzer application tips
  • How to make-up last all day
  • Natural and smoky eye shadow application
  • Eyelash curling
  • Mascara Application
  • Lipstick application
Lash and brow:
  • Effective hair removal techniques and brow design
  • Lash and brow tinting, brow waxing, threading, shaping and lightening
  • Mapping, tinting and shaping brows, tinting lashes
  • Health and safety knowledge and procedure
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments. These assignments will then be sent and marked by your tutor. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto the 6 days of practical training.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have 12 months to complete your studies. This course will allow you to study at your own pace and in your own time, without the pressure of tight deadlines. This means that learning around your other commitments is stress-free and convenient. 

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive personal tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it simple and hassle-free. 

You will also need to attend 6 practical training days, at a choice of centres to throughout the UK in major cities. The practical days do not need to be taken consecutively, in order to accommodate to your life and work commitments. This enables you to choose when and where the practical’s take place.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

Your facial and warm waxing practical day will be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct.

Professional Beauty Direct have arranged insurance cover for over 11,000 salon owners and individual beauticians, nail technicians and hair stylists, most of which now manage their policies online. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated to Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.

Your manicure and pedicure practical day is accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists.

ABT Beauty Insurance provides total insurance solutions for beauticians, salons, students and other treatments at incredible rates. You will join over 12,000 other therapists and be part of the UK’s leading membership and insurance provider.

Your lash and brow practical days will be delivered by Salon Services. You will receive a certificate of completion.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

For the theory aspects of this course (Beauty Therapy Level 2) you do not need any previous knowledge. You should be at least 16 years old to enrol onto this course. 

The practical days' requirements are as follows:

  • Facial: No previous skills or knowledge required. You may be required to provide your own model who should be at least 16 years old. 
  • Manicure and Pedicure: No previous skills or knowledge required. You will receive a kit which will be delivered to you when you are booked onto this practical. You need to bring this with you on the day. 
  • Warm Waxing: No previous skills or knowledge required. You must ensure you have a minimum of 3mm hair growth. 
  • Make-Up: No previous skills or knowledge required. You may be required to provide your own model who should be at least 16 years old. 
  • Lash and Brow: No previous skills or knowledge required. You will receive a kit which will be delivered to you when you are booked onto this practical. You need to bring this with you on the day. 
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

How do I arrange my practical days?

Once you have passed your written assignments, you may book your practical days. You have the choice of centres to attend your practical training days. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll help arrange this for you. Some of the practical days require kits, which is why we will send these out to you once you are booked onto your practical day. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Practical day kits worth over £200
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Ballpoint pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*
  • FREE Beauty Kit including:
  • Emery boards
  • Manicure sticks
  • Hand lotion
  • Mask brush
  • Mask removing sponges
  • Headband

* Not included with the online study option

In addition, you will also have access to a Student Trade Card. This gives you access to trade prices, high-quality products that would ordinarily only be available to professionals, exclusive offers and promotions on certain products, PLUS VAT free events throughout the year! 

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue your certification based on your coursework and practical sessions. 

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Beauty Therapy Level 2.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

Excellent tutor support

Lovely. The coure material is very good. Excellent tutor support. I've got a few pages left of unit 1. Will be starting unit 2 in a few days. After this course, I''m thinking of doing the make up course.

- Nasima Sidik

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