Faculty of
Retail & Commercial


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  • Faculty: Retail & Commercial

Level 2 technical certificate in beauty retail is the qualification which provides the foundations for a career in beauty and cosmetic sales.

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the beauty retail industries.
Centres and providers work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training.

Dependent upon entry grades, attendance to GCSE maths and English classes may also be compulsory

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the essential technical skills, knowledge and customer service to be employed as a beauty retailer.

Those who are successful in completion of the course will leave with a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail



You will study the following mandatory content delivered in theory and practical format.

• Working in the beauty retail industry
• Communication and customer service
• Sales and promotional activities
• Skin care for beauty retail
• Make-up for beauty retail
• Retail of additional products for beauty retail


The qualification is assessed by
• One externally set synoptic assignment
• One externally set theory exam
This qualification is graded Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*

As part of your study programme and to achieve certification, compulsory work experience will be completed (minimum 35 hours). This could be in a salon, store or beauty retail shop. It must be meaningful and related to beauty retailing.

Progression options include

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in makeup artistry

Achievement of this qualification can lead to a job in retail working in one of the following establishments
• Department store
• Shop- single or multi brand

Potential earnings around £13,000

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

16+
4 A-D GCSE’s
GCSE grades D or above for English and Maths

An interest in customer service, beauty trends, cosmetic sales


•City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy
•City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Nail Treatments
•City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in makeup artistry

16-18 government funded

Please contact student services for financial/ bursary information 

Apply online to generate an interview with a tutor

Please contact 01617854157 for more information

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000