Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist

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The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide facial skincare and eye treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty therapy industry. This qualification is designed to provide occupational competence at level 2. It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 2 and 3.

Course Details:

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide facial skincare and eye treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty therapy industry. This qualification is designed to provide occupational competence at level 2. It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 2 and 3.

Course Content

This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty therapy industry. The main skills the learner will perform are:

  •   Care of the skin – to include cleansing, skin analysis, pre-heat treatments, exfoliation, facial massage and the use of face masks 
  •  Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes – to include shaping and lash and brow tinting The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry. 
  • This qualification also provides:  The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the learner will be working over, in particular recognition of skin types, skin diseases and disorders and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated  
  • Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a beauty therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving 
  •  Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a beauty specialist.

Entry Requirements

Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services qualification or a regulated equivalent. 

Opportunities for progression

Once learners have achieved the Diploma they may progress on to other (ITEC) or equivalent qualifications at level 3 for example:

 Opportunities for employment

Once learners have achieved the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist, there are opportunities to find employment in a variety of areas:  

  • Beauty salons  
  • Hotels  
  • Health clubs  
  • Spas  
  • Own business  
  • Cruise liners