Beauty Therapy Level 2

Course codes: OSC998 / OSC1054
  • Choose to add on practical and get 6 days of practical training
  • 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
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Course Overview

Beauty Therapy is a huge industry and has become a popular career choice for both women and men in recent years. Beauty therapists can work in salons, therapy centres or spas. They may also work independently, giving beauty treatments to clients at home.

If you add the practicals on, you will get 6 days of practical training, and beauty equipment and kits to take with you! You will also be accredited by Professional Beauty Direct.


Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours (for theory).

Course Outcome

You will receive your Certificate of Achievement in Beauty Therapy Level 2.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 16 years of age.


Series of written assignments. Optional practical training.

Course Content
  • Relevant legislations
  • Preparing the working area
  • Preventing infection and cross-contamination
  • Key requirements of personal presentation
  • Contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
  • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
  • Methods of communication
  • Ethics and codes of conduct
  • Professional bodies
  • Key points associated with beauty therapy
  • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals
  • Hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Reducing risk in the workplace
  • Improving personal performance at work
  • Role of a beauty therapist
  • Key salon procedures
  • Importance of client care
  • Retaining customers
  • Promoting additional services or products
  • Role of the receptionist
  • Handling enquiries and appointments
  • Client consultations and treatment plans
  • Functions of the skin and skin types
  • Facial massage techniques
  • Aftercare advice for facial treatment
  • Nail structure
  • Contraindications
  • Performing a manicure and pedicure
  • Aftercare advice for manicure and pedicure
  • Contraindications of the eye
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Eyebrow and eyelash tinting
  • Applying false eyelashes
  • Aftercare advice for eyelash and eyebrows
  • Hair structure and growth cycle
  • Types of hair removal
  • Waxing treatments
  • Working safely with make-up
  • Make-up consultations
  • Make-up contraindications
  • Applying make-up
  • Aftercare advice for make-up
  • Analyse skin types
  • Cleanse
  • Tone
  • Moisturise
  • Apply a mask
  • Applying a manicure
  • Applying a pedicure
  • All areas of facial waxing
  • All areas of body waxing
  • Using the ‘pot’ and ‘spatula’ system
  • 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
  • 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