Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Based in our commercial salon, you will have an exciting opportunity to provide a range of treatments such as eyelash and brow treatments, facial skincare, waxing, manicures and pedicures to paying clients.

First class client care and customer service plays a key role in ensuring a professional and enjoyable salon experience.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

This course will take place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Provide facial skincare
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments
  • Apply makeup
  • Client care and communication in the beauty related industries
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Provide nail art
  • Provide eye lash perming
  • Apply skin tanning techniques

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, end of module exams and portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Adult Financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress on to one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Spa Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technologies
  • Level 3 Diploma in Makeup Techniques

Alternatively, you may want to gain employment as a Beauty Receptionist, Makeup Consultant, Sales Representative or become self-employed.

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

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Sophie Thumb

“Learning about a variety of beauty treatments and taking part in a work placement, has given me the confidence to secure a part-time position in a local salon.”

Sophie, Level 2 Diploma

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