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Level 2

Beauty Therapist L2 Apprenticeship Standard


A Beauty therapist works in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the Hair and Beauty Sector. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a cruise ship, through to small bespoke salons or luxury high end beauty salons and spas. A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. They demonstrate a willingness to learn, have an enquiring and curious mind and are enthusiastic to learn about their chosen career. In addition, they exhibit a good work ethic applied to learning, drive and commitment to learn and maintain continual professional development. They deliver essential one-to-one Beauty Therapy treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’;s image, financial viability and reputation. They complete all duties and treatments within the scope of the occupational role in accordance with legal, industry and organisational requirements within commercially viable times. They act with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.

A Beauty therapist:

  • carries out beauty therapy treatments in line with legal, industry and organisational requirements, maintaining honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • carries out, maintains and stores detailed and confidential beauty treatment consultations with clients, choosing the most appropriate treatments and products
  • implements and practices safe ways of working for themselves and others in accordance with legal, beauty therapy and organisational requirements
  • selects, uses, and applies a range of beauty therapy techniques, products, tools and equipment to provide:
    • waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line)
    • hand and nail treatments
    • foot treatments
    • facial skin care treatments
    • eyelash and eyebrow treatments
    • make-up application
    • basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder)
  • facilitates the client journey, makes appointments, completes the services and handles payments from clients
  • provides advice and recommendations on the beauty treatments and appointments
  • portrays professionalism and values that meet Beauty Therapy industry requirements and expectations
  • maintains standards of appearance and the salon/spa image, etiquette and hygiene


Anyone working in a beauty company, whose job role meets the course specification.

See full specification here: – Beauty therapist / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education


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