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Level 2 Award in Skin Care and Facial Treatments rqf

Maybe you are looking for your first ever skin qualification, or perhaps you are an existing therapist who needs a regulated qualification to move on to more advanced treatments? Whatever your reasons for choosing our facial course, you are all more than welcome at Peridot.

This course is open for beginners and existing practitioners wishing to qualify in classic facials including steam and extraction.

If you are looking to offer a luxury or bespoke treatment for your clients then this is the course for you! Facials are extremely popular within the beauty industry as not only are they vital for skin health and appearance, but they are also an excellent aid to relaxation and a high end service.

We have two options for our comprehensive Facial course. 

Our fully regulated and fast track Level 2 Award in Skin Care and Facial Treatments (RQF)is  taught  over 12 days including assessments. During which ,we will provide you with all of the information and techniques to perform a professional deep cleansing facial treatment, incorporating a double cleanse, toning, skin analysis, exfoliation, skin warming (hot towels and steaming), extraction (blackhead removal) facial massage including the décolleté, neck and shoulders, mask and moisturise.

This course will also teach you about the skin and how to recognise different skin types and conditions, and how facials can benefit in improving a client’s skin condition. During the course you will have the opportunity to receive a professional facial whilst learning how to perform one.

The aim of the Level 2 Award in Skin Care and Facial Treatments (RQF) is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to safely provide facial treatments to clients. Learners will develop the skills required to practice according to health and safety requirements in a salon environment, gain suitable communication skills to care for clients. Learners will develop their knowledge of facial anatomy and physiology, legal considerations, and be able to prepare for and provide skin care information and facials to clients.


Qualification Structure 

To achieve the Level 2 Award in Skin Care and Facial Treatments (RQF) learners must complete 3 mandatory units to achieve a total of 13 credits.

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon

  • Skin Care and Facial Treatments

  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

Course Duration

12 days which can be taken in full or as a block booking to gain Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skin Care RQF. Please note you do not have to attend for a full 12 days as case studies/written work can be carried out at home

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Course Fees

     Small Group in our private college 

 £650 plus

Awarding body Registration fee



At Peridot we like to make learning as accessible as possible. We can offer a deposit option with the remainder payable on the course, or a finance option to spread the cost.

Kits are available for £100. (Optional)

Pre Requisites

No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.

Due to the high level of theory involved,  a good standard of English is required

Students are to be aged 16 and over

  • Skin warming (steam and hot towels)

  • Comedone (blackhead) extractions

  • Application of masks

  • Health, safety and hygiene.

  • Consultation and record keeping.

  • Treatment planning.

  • Product knowledge

  • Practical demo

  • Practical

  • Questions and answers/trouble shooting



On this course you will learn:


  • Introduction to facials

  • Related anatomy and physiology.

  • Understanding contraindications.

  • Recognition of skin types and skin conditions.

  • Skin analysis.

  • Skin cleansing, toning and moisturising.

  • Massage techniques of the face, neck and décolleté.

  • Exfoliation techniques

Course Content

What you will receive:

  • A fully insurable accredited certificate personalised to you or a fully recognised ofqual qualification certificate from the awarding body 

  • High quality training in a luxury small class setting

  • A step by step training manual

  • Training materials provided for duration of the course

  • Ongoing support and guidance from a reputable trainer

  • Refreshments and snacks throughout group sessions. Lunch is provided for all 1-2-1 lessons

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