Beauty specialist techniques

This qualification follows on from the combined course and is a one-year course that has been designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Ideally students will have achieved a minimum Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics at GCSE. You may be given an assignment with a practical element to gain entry onto the course. Can progress from the Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Beauty Services.

What will I need to be successful in this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but a genuine enthusiasm and commitment in Beauty Therapy. You must be prepared to work in a team and independently on all tasks and assignment set. You will be working with real clients, therefore excellent attendance, punctuality and a commitment to the health and safety of others is essential.

What will I do?

This qualification includes all required elements to work effectively as a junior specialist including:

  • Removal hair waxing techniques;
  • Apply make-up eyelash and eyebrow treatments;
  • Manicure;
  • Pedicure;
  • Facial skincare;
  • Client care;
  • Health and safety;
  • Salon reception duties.

Students will also be able to develop their skills further by selecting a number of optional units on offer in the qualification.

Students will be expected to perform beauty therapy skills in a real and realistic environment on real paying clients.

In parallel, students will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Assessment will take the form of practical assessments in each of the taught units with some multiple choice exams and knowledge questions.

Next Steps - Routes of Progression

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician/ beauty specialist such as:

  • Working in beauty salons;
  • Independent/self-employed/ mobile therapist;
  • Could develop your level 2 qualification further by advancing onto a level 3 beauty therapy qualification.

Where can I find out more?

Point of contact:

Anita Brown


Contact Anita Brown who looks after this Beauty specialist techniques course on:

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