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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level 2
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 18 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 31 Jan 2022
  • East Ham Campus

Have you ever wanted to know how to perform professional makeovers or provide professional treatments in salons? Or you would love to run your own beauty business? This course gives you a great start to a successful career in the beauty industry, introducing a range of exciting treatments including manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials.

You’ll be taught in Newham College’s professionally run salon Avant Garde, where you’ll be able to perform treatments and perfect your newly-acquired skills on paying clients.

Course description

You will be trained in our fully equipped beauty salons by our highly skilled team of beauty lecturers where you will be assessed through observation of practical work, theory and online exams.

It covers all the basic beauty therapy treatments and will provide you with a good base from which you could progress to further courses and employment. For assessments, you need to work on paying clients.

Curriculum units include:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Eye treatments
  • Head Massage
  • Facials
  • Health & safety
  • Reception duties
  • Waxing
  • Promoting products & services to clients
  • Working in beauty-related industries
  • Client care and communication
  • Creating an image in the beauty sector

Additional information

Entry requirements

You will need to possess at least 5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above and a Level 1 qualification. In addition, you must enjoy working with people and have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English.

You must be willing to purchase a professional kit and a uniform for this course.

You will be invited to the college for an initial assessment and interview to determine your suitability for the course.


Progress onto Level 3 Beauty Therapy or go onto a Level 3 apprenticeship, you can also join our other Level 2 courses in Hairdressing, barbering or hair and media make-up.

Fees and funding

The course fee for adults is £993 (plus exam fee £75).

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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