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.

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. Students can progress from the Level 2 Diploma into Hair & Beauty Services.

On This Course You Will Study

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 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. 

This course comprises 50% Coursework and 50% Assessment.

Progression & Careers

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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