Apprenticeship - Beauty - Level 2

The Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship is a suitable pathway for students seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Therapist. You will study a variety of subjects as well as additional optional units.

All Apprentices study Health & Safety to ensure correct working practices in the salon. You will also learn how to consult clients effectively using excellent communication skills. In addition, skills are developed in manicure, pedicure, make up, waxing, eyelash & eyebrow treatments and facials. Alongside the practical skills, you will learn how to promote services and products to enhance employability skills.

Apprentices are required to attend College 1 day a week, where you will engage in both theory and practical lessons. The remainder of the week is spent in the Apprenticeship work placement.

In both settings the apprentice will be required to work commercially on clients to develop skills.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through practical observation and written exams. Students are also required to produce evidence of their practice and underpinning knowledge.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 and above, including English and Maths.

In addition, you will also need to secure a job with an employer.

To apply for vacancies, log on to your account at For help with your application contact College Careers on 0121 602 7726.

Where can it take me?

  • College Progression – you can progress to a full time Level 3 vocational course in Beauty Therapy, Nail Services, Complementary Therapies or Theatrical and Media Make Up.
  • Continued employment in Beauty Therapy.

Additional information

You will need to be in employment – College staff may be able to help you, but you will probably need to apply for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship online vacancy website.

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