Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy

Start date(s):
01 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This apprenticeship combines studying and gaining a qualification while developing your skills in a real working environment, to prepare you for a career as a beauty therapist.

You will gain evidence from your place of work, which will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.


This apprenticeship programme will enable you to earn while you learn and will ensure you gain vital hands on experience in delivering a range of treatments, such as waxing, nail services, eyebrows and eyelashes and day & evening make-up looks.

You will attend college one day per week where you will be required to organise clients (16+ years old).


  • Behaviours and Values related to the Beauty Industry
  • Health & Safety
  • Develop and Maintain your Effectiveness at Work and Promote Additional Services and Products to Clients
  • Fulfil Salon Reception Duties
  • Provide Facial Skincare
  • Enhance the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes
  • Carry Out Waxing Services
  • Provide Manicure Services
  • Provide Pedicure Services
  • Provide Make-up Services
  • Gel Nails.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Assignment Feedback
Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

An apprenticeship programme combines real workplace learning with classroom based theory, portfolio building and underpinning knowledge.

Practical Assessments will be carried out within college as well as in the workplace. Your assessor will visit you regularly to ensure you are making continuous progress. Your allocated assessor will carry out workplace reviews with you and your employer to ensure you are progressing and achieving the requirements of the course.

Industry links:

This programme covers all aspects of beauty and allows you to learn the craft alongside qualified beauticians. Throughout your time at college, you will work in our fantastic commercial hair and beauty salon and will learn the skills and techniques needed to work in the industry.


You will be required to work up to 40 hours per week to develop your skills. You will gain vital hands-on experience and have a superb understanding of the industry.

You could choose to progress to a relevant foundation degree at New College Durham, or seek employment/self-employment within the industry.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Additional Costs

You will be required to purchase a uniform and/or may wear you’re the uniform from your employer’s salon.

You will have the option to purchase a kit for your course. You can purchase your uniform using the following links for:

Additionally, as part of your course you will be expected a £5 deposit for a locker.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview with a curriculum team member, where you will be provided with further course information and expectations will be discussed to ensure you make an informed choice.

In June, you will be invited to attend Prospective Parents' Evening – this will be a great opportunity for you to purchase kit and uniforms for your course. A summer school invitation will also be sent out to invite you into college for a taster day.

Please bring your GCSE grades and any other qualifications relevant to induction. At this stage your suitability to the course will be assessed.

Entry Criteria

You will be employed and have support from your employer to enrol onto our Apprenticeship programme.

You must be prepared to attend College one day per week and work in the salon up to 40 hours over the remaining days of the week.

You should hold a grade 4 (C) in maths and English to meet the framework requirements. If you do not hold GCSE maths and English, you will have the opportunity to work towards achieving Functional Skills maths and English.