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Facial and Head Massage with Skincare - Level 2


Develop the skills needed to offer a full one hour facial treatment with head massage to a professional standard. You will learn all the necessary skills required to complete a full facial treatment including; Facial cleanse Skin analysis Facial steaming, exfoliation and extraction Facial and head massage Mask application You will also learn a range of threading techniques to shape brows and remove unwanted facial hair.

All our teaching team are industry experts in their field with a wealth of salon experience. Following on from this, you could continue to develop further skills by progressing onto Level 3 Beauty Therapy.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
01 Oct 2024
Bispham Campus
10 Weeks
14 Jan 2025
Bispham Campus
10 Weeks
22 Apr 2025
Bispham Campus
10 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This qualification provides you with eligibility to become a member of recognised professional bodies including:

  • The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

This qualification has national and international recognition and so associated travel is also a benefit.

Careers for consideration include:

  • Commercial salon
  • Day/destination spa
  • Independent/self employed/mobile/home-based settings

The primary aim of this qualification is employment but it also provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and knowledge further if you want to achieve a Level 3, or a higher qualification.

Key information

Entry Requirements

You should have good communication and dexterity skills, be keen to work with the public and have a professional attitude.


Fees and funding

Please read our tuition fee guide.

Extra costs and equipment

For 19+ students a uniform, at a cost of £35, must be purchased (order forms are provided by the College). There is discretionary funding available which eligible students can access to help them with additional course costs.

All students will be expected to provide their own stationery, to include: pens, notepad and an A4 folder. 

All students will also require a bun ring as hair must be up in a bun at all times whilst in College.

Replacement ID badges will be at a cost of £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass.

The purchase of a fob watch is optional. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge.

Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Vocational Training Charitable Trust

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Whilst there is no work placement attached to this course, we recommend to all students that they try to find their own placement as this not only benefits them in terms of being able to practice the techniques they have learnt but also gives them valuable experience to include on their CV.

How will I learn?

At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.

One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical salon sessions. Following demonstrations you will then have hands on practical time where you will be learning the practical skills. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. In addition, you will also be expected to apply these skills to clients in our working salons.

There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. 

Within the curriculum we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom.

Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning.

Your work schedule will be 1 day a week for 10 weeks.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to pass two exams and demonstrate practical skills to awarding body standards. There will also be some written questions that would be completed as home study.

Assessment is continuous and both formative (allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance) and summative (carried out at the end of a learning period).