Intermediate Apprenticeship - Beauty Therapy


Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) in Beauty Therapy

Apprenticeships by Armonia Hair and Beauty are working in partnership with HABITS at Garforth Academy.  Armonia Hair and Beauty are an industry leader providing high standard apprenticeships with a 100% success rate.  You will attend HABITS Garforth Academy for your training and work a minimum of 30 hours for an employer.   Apprentices attend HABITS one day per week, and work for their employer the rest of the time. The duration of the course is one year

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, we encourage students to seek their own employment, but support and help can be provided.

Why Beauty Therapy?

Studying this qualification will enable you to build, develop and enhance your skills and knowledge to cover a range of treatments needed for a career as a professional beauty therapist.

You will be required to work closely with clients and will need the ability to put them at ease, and generally be pleasant and personable.

What will I study?

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Promote additional services or products to clients

Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Provide facial skin care treatment

Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes

Carry out waxing services

Provide manicure services

Provide pedicure services

Fulfil salon reception duties

Provide make-up services

Additional Study

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 1

Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.

How will I be assessed?

For the NVQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, such as a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations, oral questioning, written questions and written tests. Students will be required to bring in their own models for assessment.

The Functional Skills are assessed through online tests.

What could it lead to?

After achieving you will find that you have improved your full-time employment prospects and will be in an ideal situation to progress to such positions as beauty therapist consultant. On successful completion you can also progression onto a specialised Level 3 Beauty Therapy pre- employment course or Advanced Apprenticeship which could lead into fashion, television or cruise ship work.