Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF)


**Welcome to The Beauty Training Academy!**

When it comes to fulfilling your beauty training needs, look no further than The Beauty Training Academy. Our esteemed institution is dedicated to empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic world of beauty therapy.

**Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF):**

One of our flagship offerings is the Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF), a comprehensive vocational qualification designed for those aspiring to pursue a career as a professional beauty therapist. This diploma is ideal for individuals seeking employment opportunities or exploring the possibilities of self-employment within the beauty industry.

**Hands-On Experience in a Real Salon Setting:**

At The Beauty Training Academy, we believe in providing authentic learning experiences. That’s why our Level 2 Diploma program can only be delivered in a ‘real’ salon environment, ensuring that our students gain practical skills in a commercial setting. This invaluable hands-on experience sets our program apart and prepares learners for the demands of the industry.

**Comprehensive Curriculum:**

Our Level 2 Diploma covers all essential elements of beauty therapy, equipping learners with the proficiency to offer a wide range of services to clients. From:

  • Facial skincare
  • Enhancement of Eyebrows and Eyelashes
  • Waxing Services
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Make-Up Services

Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to encompass the core competencies required of a proficient beauty therapist.

**Holistic Skill Development:**

Throughout the qualification, you’ll not only deepen your understanding of anatomy, physiology, health, and safety but also hone your interpersonal skills. Effective communication with clients is paramount in the beauty industry.

**Career Preparation and Professional Recognition:**

Upon completion of the Level 2 Diploma, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a rewarding career as a beauty therapist. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to join a professional association and obtain insurance, further solidifying your status as a certified beauty massage therapist.


The modules that are covered within this diploma are as follows and are described below:

Facials & Skincare

Facials & Skincare

  • Skin Analysis
  • Cleansing, balancing, toning & moisturising
  • Steaming, Extraction and Full Facial Massage
  • Selecting, mixing and applying tailor-made face masques
  • The theory in this module involves the anatomy & physiology of the upper torso including the muscles, bones, blood and nerve supply
  • Theory of the skin

Waxing Depilation​

Waxing Depilation​

  • Two different methods of hair removal - hot wax and cream wax
  • Techniques for waxing all areas of the face and body
  • Theory work on hair growth and patterns

Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

  • Colour theory
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting
  • Eyebrow shaping

Makeup Application

Makeup Application

  • Prepare yourself, the client and work area for a make-up treatment
  • Understanding clients needs
  • Day Make-up
  • Night Make-up
  • Occasion Make-up



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Manicure and Pedicure

Manicure and Pedicure

  • Maintenance and care techniques for the nails, skin of the hands and feet
  • How to apply single and multi-layer varnish
  • Colour and French manicure and pedicure techniques
  • A variety of luxury techniques to enhance your clients treatment
  • Theory of this unit includes an in-depth study of the structure of the nail as well as the anatomy and physiology of the rest of the lower leg and forearms

General Competencies

General Competencies

  • Contra-indications to all treatments
  • Client consultation
  • No previous experience required
  • Anatomy and Physiology for every unit
  • Contra-indications
  • Contra-actions for every treatments.


**Join Us in Your Journey:**

Whether you’re embarking on your first steps in the beauty industry or looking to refine your existing skills, The Beauty Training Academy is your partner in success. Our dedicated team of instructors and staff is committed to guiding you through every stage of your journey, providing unwavering support, encouragement, and expertise along the way.

**Course Details:**

Our 6-day course is designed to accommodate busy schedules, typically running once a week. The specific day of the week varies according to the college schedule but will be confirmed upon inquiry. Throughout the course, we prioritise theory sessions to lay a solid foundation, giving you ample time to practice at home and refine your techniques before moving on to practical sessions.

**Small Class Sizes, Personalised Attention:**

Experience personalised instruction with our small class sizes, limited to just six students per session. This ensures that you receive individualised attention and tailored guidance from our experienced instructors.

**All-Inclusive Package:**

Your investment in this course covers all essentials, including registration fees, course materials, and exclusive access to treatment videos and demonstrations. We believe in providing you with everything you need to succeed, right from the start.

**Dedicated Support:**

At The Beauty Training Academy, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our students. Whether you have questions, need assistance, or seek guidance, our team is always just a phone call or message away. Your success is our priority.

**For More Information:**

To learn more about our course or to confirm dates, please contact us at 07376 421780. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the next step in your beauty career!


Invest in your future with The Beauty Training Academy and open the door to endless opportunities in the thriving beauty industry. Let us empower you to transform your passion for beauty into a rewarding and lucrative career.

**Note: Kit Requirement**

Please note that a kit will be necessary for your use when practicing at home.

For a full list of the kit required, please visit the “Equipment Needed” drop-down tab on our website. Details regarding the kit will be provided upon enrollment or can be obtained by contacting us directly.


Course Requirements

The minimum age for entry to this beauty therapy diploma course is 16 years – no exceptions.  There is no upper age limit.

No previous experience required.

A good level of English is required to attend this course, you must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.


  • Tunic top and black trousers
  • Flat black closed-in shoes
  • No jewellery
  • No piercings
  • Hair – neatly tied back, fringe secured
  • Light day make-up
  • No nail enhancements, clean, short, natural nails.

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During this unit, you will learn all the techniques needed to be able to perform treatments to a high standard, with confidence and pride.

This course is a 10-day course, which is run on Saturdays.  You will be taught a treatment every other week, giving you time to practice at home, to build your techniques and speed.

If you would like to discuss or confirm dates, call the office for more information.

Equipment and machines will be available during the course, but buying the kit is essential, as you will need the products during class at home to practice.

Equipment Needed

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies – Equipment

Total (Approximately) – £401.51

Additional Resources

The following items are required on this course and excluded in the total course cost.

Makeup Kit

1x Technic Makeup Kit

1x Technic Cream Correct & Contour

1x Palette

1x Technic Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette

1x 9 Piece Cosmetic Brush Set with Wallet

1x Disposable Mascara Brush x 25

1x Disposable Lip Brush x 25

1x Disposable Eyeliner/Tint Brush x 25

1x Disposable Eyeshadow Applicator x 25

1x DW Latex Free Wedges x 8

1x DW Makeup Palette (Indented)

1x Cotton Buds Paper Stem x 200

1x DW Double Pencil Sharpener


1x Eyelash Tint Brush

1x DW Nurses Scissor 5′

1x DW Premium Tweezer Slanted

1x Sterex Aloe Vera Gel 35ml

SP Eyelash Tint & Accessories Kit

Consisting of:

1x Black Eyelash Tint 15ml

1x Brown Eyelash Tint 15ml

1x Blue/Black Eyelash Tint 15ml

1x Grey Tint 15ml

1x Protective Sheets (96)

1x Tint Developer

1x Tinting Brush

1x Tinting Dish


1x Satin Smooth Double Wax Heater

1x Just Wax Tea Tree Creme Wax 450g

1x DEO Hot Film Wax Cream Blocks 500g

1x DW Paper Waxing Strips x 100

1x DW Disposable Wooden Spatula x 100

1x DEO Facial Wooden Spatula x 10

1x Pre Wax Gel 500ml

1x After Wax Lotion 500ml

Manicure & Pedicure

1x DW Cuticle Pusher

1x Kaeso Bty Cuticle Massage Cream 450ml

1x Kaeso Bty Manicure Cuticle Remover 195ml

1x DW Toenail Clippers Chrome Large

1x DW Premium Cuticle Nipper 4′

1x DW Metal Foot Rasp with Emery

1x Sinful Nails File 100/180 Straight x 5

1x DW White Toe Separators x 2

1x Barbicide Manicure Jar

1x Barbicide Solution 16oz

1x SS Polish Remover 125ml Formula 2 Pink

Kaeso Manicure Kit​

1x Hand Mask 250ml

1x Hand Treatment Cream 250ml

1x Hand Soak 195ml

1x Hand Hygiene Spray 195ml

1x Hand Scrub 95ml

1x DW Cuticle Pusher

1x Kaeso Cuticle Massage Cream 95ml

1x Naillux Cuticle Remover 50ml

1x Dennis Williams 4 Sided Buffer

1x Salon System Nail Polish Remover 125ml

Kaeso Pedicure Kit​

1x Foot Mask 250ml

1x Foot Scrub 250ml

1x Foot & Leg Lotion 250ml

1x Foot Soak 195ml1x Invigorating Foot Spray 195ml

1x Foot Hygiene Spray 195ml

DW White Toe Separators x 2

DW Metal Foot Rasp with Emery

Sinful Nails File 100/180 Straight x 5

DW Toenail Clippers Chrome Large

DW Premium Cuticle Nipper 4′

1x Barbicide Manicure Jar

1x Barbicide 473ml (16oz)


1x Kaeso Beauty Eye Make Up Remover 195ml

2x SP Solution Bowl 4 inch

2x SP Solution Bowl 8 inch

2x DW 10cm Cellulose Sponges x 2

1x Velcro Headband White

4x DW Fan Mask Brush

1x Kaeso Beauty Eye Candy Eye Cream 30ml

1x Kaeso Facial Massage Cream 450ml

1x Cotton Remover Discs x 500

Kaeso Hydrating Facial Kit

1x Hydrating Mask 95ml

1x Hydrating Exfoliator 95ml

1x Hydrating Cleanser 195ml

1x Hydrating Toner 195ml

1x Hydrating Moisturiser 195ml

Kaeso Rebalancing Facial Kit

1x Rebalancing Mask 95ml

1x Rebalancing Exfoliator 95ml

1x Rebalancing Cleanser 195ml

1x Rebalancing Toner 195ml

1x Rebalancing Moisturiser 195ml

Kaeso Calming Facial Kit

1x Calming Mask 95ml

1x Calming Exfoliator 195ml

1x Calming Cleanser 195ml

1x Calming Toner 195ml

1x Calming Moisturiser 195ml

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