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Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2

Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bedford College

This apprenticeship will equip you with the skills and knowledge in the most popular basic treatments required by salons, as well as health and safety and promoting and selling. You will gain a desirable qualification that is sought after by salons and normally leads to progression on to Advanced Level Beauty, Massage or Nail Tech qualifications, helping you to increase your career prospects further. You will also have the opportunity to compete in the BROOKS annual Hair & Beauty Show.

Apprenticeships at Bedford College

Entry requirements

Grade requirements:
You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English and maths, or equivalent.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Reduce risks in the workplace
  • Promote products and services
  • Develop effectiveness at work
  • Facial treatments
  • Enhance lashes and brows
  • Wax depilation treatments
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures 
  • Salon reception duties
  • Make up services

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via online exams for theory and client-based assessments for the practical units.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Beauty Therapy City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma


  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this course you can progress on to the Beauty Therapy Advanced Level 3 apprenticeship.

Future careers: You can also progress into employment as a junior therapist or other roles in the beauty-related industries.

Additional information

You will be required to pay for your uniform and equipment, the approximate cost of which will be explained to you on application.

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

LengthDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 year In College – 2 days per week Free if 16-18yrs. If 19 or over please ring 01234 291000. Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon J1052 Course in progress


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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