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Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques - Adult Fast Track (Intermediate) - Level 2


This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and cosmetic beauty products and equipment. You will learn a range of new technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin, use and apply a variety of skincare products as well as eyelash, eyebrow and make-up products. Interpersonal skills will also be developed which will assist you to communicate effectively with clients. 

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
07/03/20221 yr(s)1393A102£633.00** EApply
12/09/20221 yr(s)1393A101£633.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

What will I study?

Study units include:

  • Facial skincare
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Make-up
  • Health and safety and client care

Entry requirements

A minimum of Level 1 functional skills in English.

How long is the course?

20 weeks.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical and written assessment and end of unit tests.

What does the course lead to?

Completing this course could lead to:

  • Working in a salon or spa
  • Cruise liner
  • Beauty counter
  • Freelance

What can I progress onto?

  • Level 3 Beauty and Spa
  • Employment


There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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