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Beauty Therapy (Level 2 Traineeship)

City and Guilds
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Course Overview

This course is designed for those wishing to have a fulfilling career in this fast paced and continuously evolving world-wide industry. To become a successful Beauty Therapist you will need to have excellent people skills and love all things make-up and beauty! You are taught in ‘salons’ by professionals who have worked in industry or owned their own salons. Practical training and assessments are carried out on clients in a realistic working environment.
Students who choose to study on this popular course benefit greatly from our industry standard facilities, including the commercial salon, which is open to the public. Our students have the opportunity to compete in Regional and UK competitions. Grant support may be available.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Traineeship Beauty Therapy
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Traineeship Beauty Therapy
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Traineeship Beauty Therapy
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • unit 201 Working in the beauty related industries
  • Unit 202 Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Unit 203 Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Unit 204 Provide facial skin care
  • Unit 205 Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Unit 206 Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Unit 207 Provide manicure treatments
  • Unit 208 Provide pedicure treatments
  • Unit 209 Apply make-up
  • Unit 210 Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Unit 212 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Unit 101 Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector
  • Unit 102 Presenting a Professional image in a salon
  • Unit 103 Follow health and safety
  • Unit 115 Working with others
  • Unit 003 Shampoo and condition
  • Unit 105 Plaiting & Twisting
  • Unit 106 Basic make-up application
  • Unit 107 Basic manicure treatments
  • Unit 108 Basic pedicure treatments
  • Unit 112 Create a Hair & Beauty image
  • Unit 217 Art of Colouring Hair
  • Unit 113 Salon Reception
  • Unit 215 Art of dressing Hair
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs Grades D-G to include Maths and English Grade D or above

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade O6 or above) You also require determination, a love of the subject, commitment to your studies and a good work ethic, all qualities that you will need to succeed! If you do not hold a pass in Math & English then you will complete Essential skills Numeracy & Communication alongside your vocational course

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Work placement is within the college salons

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £30

What's Next?

Further Study

If you can demonstrate flair and expertise on this course, you should expect to progress onto our Level 3 Diploma programme

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for successful students include positions within Beauticians, Health Spas, on Cruise Liners and or as Cosmetic Demonstrators as Salon Technicians. Many of our students go on to have successful careers and some start up their own business.


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