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Qualification Overview

The objective of the Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy(RQF) is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills and confirm their competence as beauty therapists.

The Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy(RQF) is aimed at those learners wishing to enter the Beauty Therapy sector, looking at all areas of this service industry.

Details

  • Plymouth and Telford Centre
  • Accredited Qualification
 

Course Details

Funded for employed or self-employed individuals over the age of 16

Course Length: 2 days per week for 10 weeks, 09.30-16.30. Courses run in line with the school academic year and we therefore have breaks for half-terms, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holidays.

Type: Blended learning – classroom based 2 days a week and home study (recommended 10 hours a week)

Entry Requirements

Ages 16+

Applicants will also be required to complete a functional skills test upon enrolment.

Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

This unit is about taking responsibility for improving your performance at work and working well with your colleagues so as to make a positive contribution to the overall effectiveness of your salon.

 

Provide manicure treatments

This unit is about providing manicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and providing a suitable nail finish.

 

Provide pedicure treatments

This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contraindications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleansing and drying the feet, removing excessive hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg and providing a suitable nail finish.

 

Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

The unit aims to enable the learner to understand hazards and risks in the workplace, understand their own responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace, be able to evaluate and reduce risks.

 

Provide facial skin care treatment

In this unit you will learn about maintaining and improving facial skin condition using exfoliation, skin warming, comedone extraction, facial massage, mask treatments and facial moisturising products. You will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.

 

Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes

This unit is about providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments. It covers the use of a variety of consultation techniques to establish the treatment and outcomes required by the client. You will need to be able to provide eyebrow shaping and artificial lash treatments using a variety of work techniques. You will also need to be able to tint eyebrows and lashes for clients with different colouring characteristics (i.e. fair, red, dark and white).

 

Carry out waxing services

This unit is about removing hair using waxing techniques. The areas to be treated include the eyebrows, face, legs, underarm and the bikini line. You will need to be able to consult with the client, prepare and plan for the treatment. You will also need to provide aftercare advice to the client, particularly around the avoidance of certain activities and the use of home care products.

 

Provide threading services

This unit is about removing hair from areas of the face using a variety of threading techniques. It will also include shaping and maintenance of different eyebrow shapes. You will need to be able to consult with the client, prepare for the threading service and produce a service plan. You will also need to provide service advice to the client including future service needs and home care advice.

 

Apply Make-up

This unit is about providing make-up services for a variety of occasions, including day, evening and special occasions. You will need to show you can work with a variety of skin types and conditions. The qualification covers the application of a wide range of make-up products to different skin tones and age groups.

 

Instruction on make-up application

This unit is about providing make-up instruction and giving advice to clients from a variety of age groups and for a range of different purposes. You will be able to advise and instruct on the correct use of tools, equipment and the application of make-up products to suit a variety of clients’ needs. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work.

 

Useful Information

This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a nail technician. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.

 

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty therapist. Career opportunities as abeauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Working in a commercial salon
  • Working in a retail concession stand
  • Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
 

Once  Learners have achieved the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology they may progress on to other qualifications at Level 3 and 4, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Media Make-up – Specification
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrical Treatments
  • Level 3 Certificate in Body Treatments
  • Level 4 Diploma in Spa and Salon Management
 

Yes, all courses run in line with the school academic year and we therefore have breaks for half-terms, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holidays.

 
Funding

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)

Skills Support for the Workforce is government funding aimed to help employees in small and medium sized enterprises or the self employed, to move on to higher levels of learning or on to apprenticeships. Are you an employee or a business owner and want to up-skill?