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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General

The programme will help you develop an understanding of the beauty profession and deliver the basic skills and requirements for employment in the industry. Units covered include facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, make up application, Health and Safety

Available Sessions

We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
14 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
16 £0.00 Apply Now
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
16 £0.00 Apply Now

During your study, you may need financial support and SERC is here to help. Find out more information on student fees and financial support in the Student Finance section.

Course Overview

The aim of the level 2 programme is to develop an understanding of the beauty profession and deliver the basic skills and requirements for employment in the industry.

Modules may include:

  • Provide facial skin care treatment

  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes

  • Carry out waxing services

  • Provide manicure services

  • Provide pedicure services

  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

  • Promote additional services or products to customers

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

  • Provide make-up services

  • Fulfil salon reception duties

If you are a Full time student you will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy or ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths or Computing

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 3 hours per week employability training and 3 hours per week Essential skills English and Maths

Entry Requirements

The qualification is offered both full-time and part-time. 


Entry requirements: At least 2 GCSEs - at C+.


Mature students who do not possess the entry requirements will be considered after interview and a skills test.


You will be required to complete an Interview and Skills Test for this course.


For further information please contact Lisa O'Donnell at lodonnell@serc.ac.uk for Downpatrick, Lisa McCormick-Baxter at lmccormickbaxter@serc.ac.uk for Lisburn and Mary Anderson at manderson@serc.ac.uk for Bangor.

Where will it take me?

This course can lead directly to careers in beauty salons, beauty consultancy or as a nail technician or further study at a higher level, such as Level 3 Beauty Therapy.  

How will it make me more employable?

If you are a full time student you will ‘Get the Edge’ by:


• Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
• Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
• Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects
• Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies.


This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

You will be assessed on your competence in each skills area by observation in the salon, oral questioning and written examination.  Assessment will be carried out in the College Beauty Salon.

Additional Costs
Students are required to provide their own materials and equipment.  Further details of the extra costs (uniform, kit etc) will be provided by tutor.
This is a VTCT course
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:


  • Comply with College Policies and procedures


  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.

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