Carving Out a Place For Yourself in The Beauty Industry

The beauty industry offers so many opportunities and has become a very attractive option for young people who want to start an exciting career. There are many study courses available, one of which is the beauty therapy Level 2 course. This is meant typically for those students who have no previous experience or training in the beauty therapy environment.

This is normally a good course for those school leavers, or young working people, who need a new challenge and have known for quite some time that they have an interest in the world of beauty and related fields. This course is normally an introduction into the world of beauty therapy and forms the basis from which students can undertake further education if they wish.

Once a student has obtained the Level 2 qualification, there are further opportunities to obtain more certificates or diplomas which will allow her (or him) to work in the industry. A beauty therapy Level 2 qualification may only be the introductory phase of working in the industry; however, it does prepare the student to be able to find jobs.

The Level 2 education is often the first step towards further study and better qualifications - to obtain levels, 3, 4 and 5 - and other certificates and diplomas. At Level 2 the student has a choice of doing the course part time, or full time - that depends on the school or college the student attends. Some working students, obviously, will prefer the part time course so that they can still earn while they're studying.

Not all schools and colleges follow the same syllabus or routine, but most beauty therapy Level 2 courses will cover the most important - if not exactly the same - course material. Once a student qualifies, he or she can expect to be qualified in a number of beauty treatments and services.

These include - but are not limited to - the ability to make clients feel relaxed, to be able to listen to them and adjust to their beauty needs, to pamper them. Of course, the therapist has to know all the treatment procedures and specific skills needed to make the client feel special. Treatments are administered to the face and various parts of the body.

When the student completes the beauty therapy Level 2 training, she (or he) will understand various aspects of beauty treatment and be able to work in a number of environments, most of which include: hotels, spas, cruise ships, private practice or as someone's assistant.

This level prepares the student to perform important therapeutic functions which most clients want, including make-up; facials; skin care treatments such as freckles or age spots, for example; work on eyebrows and lashes; manicures and pedicures; body waxes. Apart from the treatment itself, the student will have a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety aspects concerning their clients and the environment in which they work.

In addition, the qualified person that has obtained the beauty therapy Level 2 qualification will also be able to fulfill reception duties and be able to answer many questions that clients may have. Students should also expect that, apart from practical work and instruction, they will be required to sit for tests and examinations in order to ensure quality for both the student and the school they graduate from.

When attending a good school, the qualification will - in most cases - comply with the requirements as set out by recognized industry bodies such as CIDESCO and VTCT in the UK, for instance. Once a student completes their beauty therapy Level 2 studies at an institution that enjoys accreditation with respected industry bodies, they immediately become a better option for employers.

Therefore it is very important to obtain one's qualification from a well known, respected school or college.