Beauty Therapy and Nail Technologies Level 2

Key Details

  • Available at
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Course Length

    1 year

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in becoming a Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist? Would you like to achieve a range of professional skills in this area?

This course is suitable for school leavers or mature students who are enthusiastic in developing the skills needed to become a professional Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist.

During the course, you will develop skills in beauty therapy, practising treatments such as manicure, pedicure, gel nail extensions, facials, make-up, waxing and eyelash and brow tinting. These skills will prepare you for employment or further study.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above, and 1 GCSE at grade E, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The course will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical Delivery
  • Theory Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Commercial Salon Training

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to literacy and numeracy skills. You will also undertake work experience as part of the course.

You may be required to study the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Observation
  • Practical assessments


The course gives you a qualification and a valuable set of skills, helping you to progress into employment and further education.

You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Beauty Therapy Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy (Fashion, Theatre, Media, Hair and Make-up) Level 3
  • Beauty Therapy (Massage) Level 3
  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Spa Therapy Level 3

Would you like to apply for this course?

The application system for next year is currently closed. For further information, please contact the college.