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City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

One Year Course

Course Contents

The NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy prepares students for full or part-time employment within the Beauty Therapy industry. Students cover both the practice and theory of Beauty Therapy, undertaking all the basic skill areas.

  • Face and Eye Treatments

  • Health and Safety

  • Make-up Techniques

  • Manicure/Pedicure

  • Retail

  • Salon Reception

  • Team Work and Customer Service

  • Waxing 

Course attendance can be arranged on a flexible basis.

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed through practical, theoretical and oral assessments, as well as external verification. 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but applicants will require a basic level of numeracy and communication skills. They will also need to provide satisfactory references. Applications from individuals with relevant previous experience, including mature students, are particularly welcomed.


Employment opportunities include working within beauty therapy salons, whether they be small private businesses or large city centre salons. Additionally opportunities exist in retailing and within large cosmetic companies.