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Beauty Counter Consultancy Level 2



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15 hours per week



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What does this course involve?

You will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty services including express facial treatments and makeup application. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology and health and safety.

You will gain skills in areas such as instructing on product and makeup application, the principles of retail sales for makeup, cosmetics and perfumery products.

You will also develop your communication and customer service skills and awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

The qualification will consist of 10 units:

• Health safety and hygiene

• Consultation and record keeping

• Make-up applications

• Display stock to promote beauty sales

• Process payments for beauty purchases

• Principles of the retail sales of make-up, cosmetics and perfumery products

• Principles of effective customer service skills

• Instruct on make-up application

• Express facial treatments

• Instruct on product application

• Anatomy and physiology for beauty counter consultants

You will get to work alongside industry professionals and creative partners on projects, get the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions, plus gain work experience within the local community at venues such as the Marlowe Theatre.

This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

*You will be required to purchase kit and uniform.


What qualifications do I need?

4 Ds or 3s including English and maths or a relevant full level 1.


You will learn through practical demonstrations, and assessment will be through written work and online tests. For each unit you will need to complete one written assignment, a minimum of three practical assessments and an online exam.

Fees & Costs

Text books are available on loan or can be purchased at a cost of approx. £30.

Additional costs to consider include:
Professional Beauty Trip £15 (approx.)
Kits: TBC
Uniform: TBC
Commodities £30 (approx.)

Students will be expected to purchase their own products to suit their skin type for use on themselves in practical sessions.

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.


On successful completion you could progress on to one of our Level 2 programmes in Beauty Therapy or undertake a Level 2 qualification in Holistic Therapy. Alternatively, you could seek employment with makeup counters in department stores, or persue a career as a self employed makeup artist.

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