Level 2 Apprenticeship for Beauty Professionals 
(Beauty Therapy)

Course description

This is a job-ready qualification, based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work competently as a beauty therapist.

You will learn to provide facial skincare treatments, waxing, manicure and pedicure services as well as how to enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes. You will also study health and safety and client care, how to promote additional products and services and developing and maintaining your effectiveness at work.

Taught by IBHA's excellent tutors, and with the support of your salon mentor in a real working environment, you will obtain a high degree of commerciality and skills which will increase your employability.


Entry requirements

Applicants need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week within a salon or spa and must be 16 or over. We work with a number of employers within the industry and can help you to find a placement if required. On application you will be invited for an interview.

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Course type
You will attend every Tuesday from 9.30am to 4:30pm on day release from your employer for the duration of the 1 year apprenticeship

We work on a roll-on, roll-off programme which means you can join at any time. Please contact us for details of our next available vacancy.

Find out more

This is the perfect way to begin your career in the beauty industry. Learn from our experienced tutors whilst earning a wage and gaining real working experience being employed in a salon or spa. Our unit-based approach means you can complete your training in stages, building confidence and professional competence as you go.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Facial skincare treatments
  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Waxing treatments
  • Eyebrow and eyelash enhancements
  • Make up application
  • Body massage
  • Health and safety and client care
  • Promoting additional products and services
  • Working effectively as part of a team

All training and course materials free of charge to the learner as a government-funded scheme. Some fees may be applicable for the employer, depending on the age of the learner and size of the business. 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - uniform (provided by your employer). 

If you have decided you would like to apply for an apprenticeship position, and are not already employed within a salon or spa, please send us a copy of your CV. You can also check for vacancies on Indeed.co.uk or on the government's national apprenticeship website.

If you are already employed within a salon or spa, please ask your employer to contact us.  

To talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

Important information


What our graduates say

"I’ve recently finished my Level 3 Beauty Therapy apprenticeship and I couldn’t recommend IBHA enough! All the staff are lovely and they're always at the end of the phone if you need support with anything. They have so many additional courses that all the students have the opportunity to take. Jodi and Julie have been amazing and have helped me so much with my self confidence whilst performing a treatment and talking to clients." May 2018