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Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF)

Qualification Details


QAN: 603/3818/0

TQT: 500

GLH: 447

Credits: 50

Qualification Objective

The objective of the Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF) is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills and confirm their competence as beauty therapist The Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF) is aimed at those learners wishing to enter the Beauty Therapy sector, looking at all areas of this service industry.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

Age Ranges

Learners should be 16 years of age and at the discretion of the centre

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations

Please refer to the Focus Awards ‘Focus Awards Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration Policy.’

Assessment Methods

The Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (RQF) is internally assessed. Each learner is required to create portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria associated with each unit.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:

➢ Assessor observation – completed observational checklists on related action plans

➢ Witness testimony

➢ Learner product

➢ Worksheets

➢ Assignments / projects / reports

➢ Record of oral and written questioning

➢ Learner and peer reports

➢ Recognition of prior learning (RPL)



Simulation for this qualification is not permitted.


Progression Routes


Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

➢ Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy


Useful Websites and Supporting Materials

You will find useful websites and supporting materials here:


Qualification Structure / Rules of Combination

To achieve the qualification learners must achieve 50 credits. 41 credits form the 8 mandatory units and at least 9 credits from the Optional Group


-(Unit title/Unit reference/Credit/Level/GLH)

  • Provide pedicure treatments R/601/4448 5 2 48

  • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work M/617/3378 3 2 30

  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety Y/600/9011 4 2 30

  • Provide facial skin care treatment T/617/3379 8 2 68

  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes K/617/3380 5 2 45

  • Provide manicure treatments T/601/4569 5 2 48

  • Carry out waxing services L/617/3386 7 2 61

  • Apply make-up A/617/1018 5 2 41


-(Unit title/Unit reference/Credit/Level/GLH)

  • Salon reception duties A/600/8773 3 2 24

  • Promote additional services or products to customers D/601/0936 6 2 40

  • Provide nail art L/601/4450 3 2 24

  • Instruction on make-up application A/617/0998 5 2 34

  • Provide threading services Y/617/3388 4 2 39

  • Carry out ear piercing D/617/3389 2 2 20

Price: £1600

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