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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

Please note - students aged 19-23 must already have a full level 2 qualification or the full course fee will apply (£1,645), please contact us for further information, 0808 100 362.

All hair and beauty courses require the purchase of a specific kit and uniform. It is your responsibility to finance these purchases independently, as there is no funding currently available. Please be aware that the prices for the required kit and uniform will be determined in early 2024. To get an approximate understanding of previous pricing, please visit this link: Past kits.

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
09/09/20241393A101£633.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners 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

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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0808 100 3626
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