Beauty Therapy - Level 2 (Diploma)

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What will you be working towards?

Code 7299
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This course is designed to help you embark on a career in the beauty profession. All relevant aspects of beauty therapy are covered over the year and leads to the diploma qualification.


Subjects covered include:

Mandatory units:

  • 201 - Anatomy and physiology 
  • 202 - Principles of Practice for Beauty Therapists 
  • 203 - Hair Removal Treatments 
  • 204 - Facial & skin analysis treatments 
  • 205 - Manicure services 
  • 206 - Pedicure services
  • 207 - Lightcured Gel Polish 
  • 208 - Lash & Brow treatments 
  • 209 - Applying makeup Optional unit(s):
  • 211 - Tanning Treatments

How will it be delivered?

There are four types of assessment:

  • Demonstration of practical competence
  • Short assignment
  • Oral questioning
  • Online tests

A portfolio of work is built up during the time spent at college.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 4 or more GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or higher, preferably including English and Maths


  • A relevant level 1 qualification

If you are aged 19 or older, relevant experience may be accepted. You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

Your next steps...

The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

  • Beauty Therapy - Level 3 (Diploma) (King's Lynn)
  • Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up - Level 3 (Diploma) (King's Lynn)