Level 2 Pre-Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy / Level 2 Beauty Professional
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Mathematics or English at grade 4. For the one year course students will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 as well as Mathematics and English as a minimum.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 1 or 2 years dependent on qualifications and skills
Course Overview

This course is part of the NCC Ambitions Programme – a unique programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing key personal skills such as communication, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills. Depending on student’s prior qualifications, skills and experience, students will start at a level that’s right for them and progress throughout this course. The qualification will take a maximum of two years to complete.

On this course you will learn a range of treatments from nail art to skin care, facials and manicures. You will learn about anatomy and physiology and how this relates to various treatments and you will develop your customer service and retail skills in our salon reception.

The programme includes links with employers, interview opportunities, guest lectures and much more.

There will be lots of opportunities for trips, visits, mentoring and work experience. This is an exciting programme, designed to help you get ready for your next steps.


What will I learn?

Units may include:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Health and safety
  • Client care and communication
  • Reception duties
  • Gel polish
  • Nail enhancement




How will the course be assessed?

You will develop skills throughout the course before taking part in an end of year practical exam and a theory exam, which are externally set by City and Guilds.


Materials and other information

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


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Apply online or download an application form to become part of Nelson and Colne College.

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