Beauty Therapy - Nails and Spa (6003)

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy (450) is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the beauty therapy industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail (360)  is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the beauty retail industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3. 

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments (360)  is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the nail industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapy (540) aims to provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Beauty & Spa Therapy Industry.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology (450) aims to provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the Nail Industry.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.

These qualifications are suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Careers Can This Lead To?

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

Centres will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy  will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
 
Compulsory topics include:

• Anatomy & Physiology
• Principles of practice for Beauty Therapists
• Hair removal treatments
• Facial and skin analysis
• Manicure treatments
• Pedicure treatments
• Light cured gel polish
• Lash and brow treatments
• Apply make up services

 Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:

• Male skin care treatments
• Tanning treatments
• Introduction to the spa industry

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
 
Compulsory topics include:

• Working in the beauty retail industry
• Communication and customer service
• Sales and promotional activities
• Skin care for beauty retail
• Make-up for beauty retail
• Retail of additional products for beauty retail

 Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
 
Compulsory topics include:

• Anatomy and physiology for hands and feet                          
• Introduction to working in the nail industry                          
• Nail enhancements (clear)                                                              
• Nail art services                                                                                                                                                  
• Manicure services                                                                                                                                                            
• Pedicure services                                                                                                                                                           
• Light cured gel polish

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy could lead to a job as a beauty therapist working in one of the following establishments:

• Beauty salon
• Spa
• Cruise ship
• Hotel

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail could lead to a job in beauty retail working in one of the following establishments:

• Department store
• Shop – single or multi-brand

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments could lead to a job as a nail technician working in one of the following establishments:

• Beauty salon
• Spa
• Nail bar
• Cruise ship
• Hotel
• Salon

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy (6003-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (July 2017 - Sept 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 720 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: N/A This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail (6003-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (July 2017 - Sept 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments (6003-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (July 2017 - Sept 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: Data unavailable This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy (540) qualification covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and spa therapy industry.

These are compulsory areas:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients 
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Provide dry spa treatments

Optional areas include:

  • Provide electrical epilation
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Tanning treatments 
  • Monitor and maintain the client's spa journey
  • Provide individual semi-permanent lash treatments
  • Dermatology
  • Research advancements within the beauty industry

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology (450) covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the nail technology industry.

These are compulsory areas:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Enhance and maintain nails using light cured gel, including hard gels
  • Liquid and powder nail enhancements
  • Chemistry of nails products
  • Create and apply nail art
  • Anatomy and physiology for hands and feet
  • The creation and presentation of a mood board, look book and industry portfolio
  • Business practice

Optional areas include:

  • Gel polish nail services
  • Create airbrush designs for nails
  • Nail wrap enhancement systems
  • Enhancing nails using electrical files
  • Competition work for the nail industry

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achievement of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy (540) demonstrates to an employer that you has the skills and knowledge of health & safety, customer service and also have the necessary advanced technical skills such as body massage, body and facial electrotherapy to be employed as a Senior Beauty/Spa Therapist.

This qualification could lead to a job as a senior beauty/spa therapist working in one of the following establishments:
• Beauty salon
• Spa
• Cruise ship
• Hotel salon
 
Achievement of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology (450) demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a Nail Technician.

This qualification could lead to a job as a Nail Technician working in one of the following areas:
• Nail bar/salon
• Beauty salon
• Media
• Cruise ship/hotel
• Product or manufacturing company

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapies (540) (6003-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapies (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7352/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology (450) (6003-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7492/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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