Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Certificate Hair & Beauty Therapy

About the course: This course is designed specifically for schools, the qualification has been accepted for inclusion in the Key Stage 4 Performance Tables, making it equivalent to one GCSE. The aim of this qualification is to use the hair and beauty sector as a vehicle to develop learners more broadly, so they are sufficiently prepared and equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career of any context

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector

This unit will develop an understanding of the structure and importance of the hair and beauty sector. Students will learn about the products used, and services and treatments provided throughout the sector as well as career opportunities. (External Exam)


  • Hair and beauty research project

This unit will show students how to plan a hair and beauty research project. Students will then produce a research proposal and conduct their research into a particular topic area of the hair and beauty sector (Coursework/Practical)


  • Hair and beauty science

Students will develop an understanding of the chemistry of hair and beauty products for treatments learnt manicure/Facials/Hair/Make up. They will also learn about the anatomy of the skin and hair and produce a formulation for a hair and beauty product (Coursework/Practical)


  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief

Students will develop an understanding of design briefs throughout the hair and beauty sector. They will then be set a specific design brief to which they have to respond by researching the area, presenting their ideas and justifying their choices (Coursework/Practical)

You will be required to do all treatments on each other to practise and then you are ask to bring in friend or relative in for you do treatments on.

Assessment will be based on the treatments you learn. This will be through project, tests, a portfolio and observation of your work.



Career Opportunities

Hairdressers / beauty therapists usually work in salons, some of which may be located within department stores. Others will work on photo shoot/ film/ television/ health farms/ hotels/ fitness clubs or on a cruise ship. Some are self-employed, choosing to work from home or visiting clients in their own home.