ST Mary's College

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

The Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as a junior beauty therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior beauty therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, client care and health and safety.
You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: the application of tanning techniques, applying make-up and instruction on make-up application, removing hair using alternatives to wax such as threading or sugaring, eyelash perming, ear piercing or the creative skill of nail art, reception duties and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a junior beauty therapist.

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.


Mandatory Units - 32 Credits

Follow health and safety practice in the salon: 3 Credits

Client care and communication in beauty related industries: 2 Credits

Provide facial skincare: 7 Credits

Remove hair using waxing techniques: 6 Credits

Provide eyelash and brow treatments: 4 Credits

Provide manicure treatments: 5 Credits

Provide pedicure treatments: 5  Credits


Optional Units - 8 (minimum) Credits

Apply make-up: 5 Credits

Salon reception duties: 3 Credits

Apply skin tanning techniques: 4 Credits

Instruction on make-up application: 5 Credits

Provide ear piercing: 2 Credits

Provide threading services for hair removal: 4 Credits

Remove hair using sugaring: 4 Credits

Provide nail art: 3 Credits

Provide eyelash perming: 2 Credits

Display stock to promote sales in a salon: 3 Credits