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Beauty Therapy Intermediate (Level 2)

Hair & Beauty Students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Beauty Therapy Intermediate (Level 2)

The VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a beauty therapist.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSE grades 9-3 or equivalent, this should include English and maths.

You must also have a keen interest in the beauty industry and a willingness to learn.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are 11 exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Course content

What will I study?

Beauty Therapy covers different aspects of Beauty Therapy such as Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, Make-up, Waxing and Eye Treatments.

All lessons take place at the main Kingsway campus in Dunstable.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions, which will take place in our modern salons.


You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Next steps

Course progression:

Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up, Level 3 Beauty, Apprenticeships, Level 2 Hairdressing.

Career progression:

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail, cruise ships, centre parcs, hotels and spas.

Additional information

Equipment and other costs

You will need to purchase a kit, which costs £161. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a uniform which consists of a tunic and trousers, at a cost of £39.10 (plus P+P). The final part of the uniform is a pair of suitable black shoes, which you will need to provide.


No, there is no work placement attached, but you will be given opportunities throughout the course to put yourself into a real world scenario.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: Fee notes: Fully Funded

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.