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NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course

£999+ VAT

£1,198.80 Inc. VAT. Guide Price
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Introduction to NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy course

On the NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy course you will learn all the essential treatments that a successful beauty therapist needs. You will be taught the following units:

  • Manicure & Spa Manicure
  • Pedicure & Spa Pedicure
  • Lash & Brow Treatments
  • Waxing
  • Make Up
  • Facial Treatments

You will be trained to attain your NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy - a worldwide recognised qualification. This could be your passport to international travel.  It will allow you to work in spas and salons around the world.
You will train over 5 days at the beauty school of your choice.  As you can see above, the course consists of a number of different units. You can decide to complete these 5 units back to back in one working week, or space the training days out over a period of a few months.  Following each unit you will need to complete a portfolio. This will involve home study, where you complete a number of case studies to show that you are competent at these treatments. 

We teach the NVQ so it is very flexible around your lifestyle and requirements.  You can spread your training days out over a period of time or take them all together, and yo can complete your home study in your own time. Another bonus is that you can earn why you learn.

How Long is the course?

The NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy course consists of a number of different units covering different subjects.  It is taught over 5 days.  You can choose to complete the 5 days training one after another, all within one week.  Alternatively if you think this might be too much information in a short time (many find this to be the case), you can spread the days out over a few months.   As you successfully complete each unit, you will receive the Carlton Institute Diploma in that subject, and you will then need to complete your portfolio and case studies at home before you gain the NVQ certificate. We recommend you take no more than 2 years over this but you could find you complete the NVQ in as little as 12 weeks.

Do I need previous experience?

This is the perfect course for a beginner to the beauty industry. You will learn many key aspects of beauty and gain an internationally recognised NVQ qualification through VTCT.

NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy modules

  • Manicure and Spa Manicure
  • Pedicure and Spa Pedicure
  • Make-Up
  • Facial Treatments
  • Waxing
  • Lash and Brow Treatments
  • Plus: Anatomy & Physiology and Health & Safety

If there's anything else you're not sure on then have a look through the FAQs tab.

We currently conduct our NVQ assessments at Windsor, Cardiff and Exmouth. If you are doing your NVQ at any other Carlton Institute school, you may be required to complete your theory and practical assessments at one of these centres.  You can choose whichever is most convenient for you.


Once you have passed your course, you will receive the Carlton Institute Diploma, which enables you to gain Beauty Therapist Insurance.

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Student Feedback

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the last two weeks. I have just completed my beauty therapy level 2 and massage therapy level 3 at the Leeds centre and I loved every second of it! I have learned so much and found each course extremely interesting and enjoyable. Our course leader, Yoselyn, was fantastic. She was so friendly and helpful and it was an absolute pleasure to be taught by her, especially as she was so knowledgeable in all areas. The Leeds school is really nice and it felt like a home from home for the 2 weeks I was there and I met some lovely people, who I will be keeping in touch with. All the equipment and products used for the training were excellent, as is the starter kit I bought. From before I even made my booking, all the staff have been so helpful and informative and I feel I have been supported every step of the way. I am now looking forward to getting started on my NVQ portfolio and workbooks (as soon as I receive them, which I hope will be soon?) and to getting to work as a therapist. I would be very grateful if you could post my feedback on the website and pass on my sincere thanks to Yoselyn at Leeds and also to Angeline who assisted on some of the courses. I will hopefully be returning to complete some more courses in the near future!  Thanks again to everyone at Carlton!

Laura Matthews

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