Beauty Professional Level 2
Type: City and Guilds VRQ
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including Maths or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grades 3/D or above. For the one year course, students will also need a 4/C in Maths or English.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This professional qualification will enable you to develop your employability skills while building your industry knowledge. The programme includes links with employers, interview opportunities, guest lectures and much more.


What will I learn?
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Facial
  • Eye treatments
  • Waxing
  • Client care and communication
  • Promoting and selling products
  • Make-up
How will the course be assessed?

You will develop skills throughout the course before taking part in a theory exam, which are set by City and Guilds.


As part of the programme you will compete in the College’s annual Hair and Beauty Show. You will also visit trade shows and industry exhibitions.


Distinction Hair and Beauty has three large, stylish and spacious Beauty Salons, which are tranquil and relaxing places to work.

They are fully commercial salons, visited by the general public and you will consequently gain real-life work experience whilst achieving your qualifications.

All our salons are equipped with up-to-date industry standard equipment.

Materials and other information

Students will need to purchase the salon uniform and a beauty kit. Costs will be confirmed at interview/enrolment.

Progression and Careers

Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto one of our Level 2 programmes, specialising in Make-up artistry or Beauty Therapy, or to start an Apprenticeship or employment in the sector.

Meet Claire Chapman


After leaving College Claire travelled to Queenstown in New Zealand working as a Beauty Therapist. Claire plans on travelling to Australia then South America to gain more valuable experience.


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