ST Mary's College

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

- Health safety and hygiene
- Consultation techniques and client care
- Manicure treatments
- Pedicure treatments
- Waxing services
- Facial treatments
- Skin type analysis
- Eyebrow shaping services
- Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
- Make-up applications
- Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facial treatments, skin analysis, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eyelash/eyebrow treatments and make-up applications. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Assignment - Yes                    Exam - Yes                    Practical - Yes                    Kit Required - Yes* 

*A kit list will be sent to you.  You can choose either to purchase the items yourself or centre can provide a complete kit for you, the cost of which will be added to the cost of your course.


The minimum TQT required to achieve this qualification is 451.

Health, safety and hygiene: 30 GLH

Consultation techniques and client care: 30 GLH

Manicure Treatments: 40 GLH

Pedicure Treatments: 40 GLH

Waxing Services: 50 GLH

Facial Services: 50 GLH

Skin Type Analysis: 10 GLH

Eyebrow Shaping Services: 20 GLH

Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting Services: 20 GLH

Make-up Applications: 40 GLH

Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists: 45 GLH