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

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10344
Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time & Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Beauty & Holistic Therapies
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

 This course can be done on a full-time or part-time basis.

You would like to work in a Beauty salon or a beauty consultant with a cosmetic company or as a nail technician.

How to provide facials, manicures, pedicures, make-up application, eye treatments and waxing.  Product and service promotion in the salons to be able to survive in this competitive Industry. Specialist skills delivered by external companies such as Ear piercing, Gel nails, Dermalogica training.

The modern beauty salons of Shadeka, De Courcey and Revive that are open to the public and offers excellent work placement for you.  Visits to the Beauty Show in Dublin.

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment or further study on the Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 3 Spa Therapy or Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up.

2 GCSEs at Grade C or above (for the full-time course) and successful outcome at skills test and interview. 

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

The full-time course will be timetabled over 21 hours per week ie - 15 hours of vocational classes, 2 hours per week employability training and 4 hours per week Essential skills English, Maths and ICT

Full time students who do not have at least a grade C in Maths, English and ICT will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. 

Students will be required to provide their own materials and equipment eg kit and uniform. There will be an extra cost for these which will be discussed with you by the tutor.  

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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

Students are required to:


  • Comply with College Policies and procedure 

  • 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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