Tameside College


Diploma in Beauty Therapy - Part Time, Adult, Level 2 (City and Guilds)

The course includes units as follows:

Manicure and Pedicure



Facial including Lash and Brow

Reception and Health and Safety.

There are many additional opportunities as part of this course. You will be expected to take part in work experience, and also have the opportunity to represent the college as you can enter a range of regional and national competitions, such as Greater Manchester Colleges’ Competitions. During your time on this programme, you will can take part in external study visits, for example to Professional Beauty North, to observe professionals within the industry and taking part in bespoke one day demonstrations on the latest trends and fashions in the industry.

This course is assessed through a mixture of practical assessments, written tests and exams.

3 hours home study per week is recommended and full attendance is required.

Practical beauty therapy lessons take place alongside commercial salon sessions and theory lessons. Practical lessons include working on live paying clients. You can take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you have a good understanding of the industry in which you will work.

Learners are expected to undertake work experience in a salon setting. Gaining part time employment in a salon will greatly enhance your skills and aid employability and progression opportunities.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs. Targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who specifically looks after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

You will be trained in the use of specialist, professional products, equipment and treatments.

Beauty Therapy offers an exciting and challenging career in a fast paced industry. This part time course, running one afternoon and evening or one day per week will develop your core employability skills such as communication and retail alongside specialist practical beauty skills. It will give you the knowledge and practical skills to progress to a course at level 3 in Beauty Therapy, Media Hair Styling & Make Up or Nails. Alternatively you could progress to an Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in a career in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in a rewarding career in these areas. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to progress within the sector and enable you to move into industry.

This is a part time course, running 1 day per week for 34 weeks or one afternoon and evening per week for 34 weeks.

Uniform:£35.99 (for ladies and Men’s uniforms)

Equipment cost:£191.72

Uniform and equipment costs are correct as of 19 July 2017 – prices are subject to change

Learners should possess the following qualities:

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills


Enjoy working with people and as a team

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment

Be reliable & punctual

On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

Level 3 Technical Skills in Beauty & Spa Therapies

Level 3 in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Hair & Media Make UP

Level 2 Nails

Working as a junior therapist within a salon environment

Freelance work


£1388 (Price Includes Registration fee of £101)
If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, tuition fees will be waived.
Course Code:
Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
Beaufort Road
1 Year
Tuesday Or Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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