Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General

Course description

This comprehensive course will enable you to provide a range of specialist beauty therapy treatments. Taught to the highest industry standards, this course is aligned with the National Occupational Standards.

You will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to work with complete confidence and commercial competence. This course will enable you to carry out the full range of manicures, pedicures, make up, waxing, eye treatments and facials. You will also learn how to retail, have excellent client care, marketing a business, business finance, communication skills and much more.

We guarantee to deliver over and above the required curriculum to enable you to work to a commercial standard, whether employed or in your own business.

With small class sizes of 4 - 10 students, high standards of teaching and masses of practical experience to hone your skills, this course will open opportunities like no other.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. On application you will be invited for an interview to discuss your needs.

Now enrolling  for 2022

Course type
Part time - one day per week for 30 weeks. Additional home study is required for projects, portfolio evidence, research and revision. 

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This VTCT nationally-recognised qualification will enable you to begin your career in beauty therapy. Once completed, a whole host of opportunities will be open to you, for example if you wish to gain employment, work as a self-employed therapist, or further your career by progressing to achieve your Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage. Other progression routes include level 3 facial electrical treatments.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

  • How to apply

  • Facial skincare including skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, massage and masks
  • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Make up application for all occasions
  • Manicure and pedicure, from basic to advanced, including varnish application
  • Hair removal including warm and hot waxing techniques
  • Anatomy and physiology related to all treatments
  • Monitoring procedures to safely control work operations
  • Professional ethics
  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Client care and communication

All training and course materials - £2,500 (normally £3,995). 

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included.


Applicants who are eligible for ESF funding and are:

  • UK nationals living in England and Non-UK nationals subject to conditions – please enquire
  • 19-23 years old who hasn’t already achieved a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification

Kit required - optional. 

Book your place now, 8 places available for each group. 

Once you have decided which course is right for you, please contact us to apply.

If you're not sure and would like to talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

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What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017