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Cibtac Level 2 Award in Facial Skin Care is the ideal starting point for anyone wanting to pursue a career in skin therapy. This course focuses on the skin, its structure, and functions, provides knowledge and practical competence in health & safety within the salon and facial skincare,

You will learn how best to treat the skin with an in-depth skin analysis, cleansing, toning, product knowledge, facial massage along with how to steam the face perform extraction, mask application, and moisturising.

Students can then progress onto the CIBTAC Facial Electrotherapy Diploma Course and Advanced Skin Treatments which will enable them to become a Skincare Specialist.

Entry Requirements

Minimum age for acceptance onto the course is 16. No previous beauty related experience is required. Academic Grades: GCSE English Language grade of C - A*, grades 4 - 9 or equivalent. Proficiency in English language for communication, reading and writing is essential.


Students who successfully complete the examination will be awarded an internationally recognised CIBTAC diploma at UK Level 2 national standards regulated by Ofqual approved by BABTAC.  

This CIBTAC Diploma will enable graduates to become members of BABTAC (British association of beauty therapy and cosmetology) to gain public liability insurance to work in the UK, Ireland and oversea in Beauty Salons, Cruise liners, Medi Spa’s Skin Clinics, or setting up your own business.


£150.00 (Kit, uniform & books)
Examination Fees:
Start Date:
Tue, 5th November 2024
9.30 a. m. - 12.30 p.m.

CIBTAC Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare Course

All of our courses are now offered in flexible blended learning as the new teaching mode.  Training involves a combination of theory and practical sessions to include home study and completion of a portfolio and case studies.  Power point slides, homework and quizzes, plus professional practical videos of all our skin care treatments are all available our Learning platform.  Students can use these videos to help practice and study from home.    

All of the practical elements are taught and practiced in the school. Initially students practice on a professional Mannequin head to maximise practice time and perfect practical protocols,  then progress to practice on each other, once protocols have been learnt. 

The college also offers the opportunity for students to work on models/clients in the School Student Salon, within a a commercial salon environment to allow them to increase their confidence.   Each student is responsible to provide a suitable model for the practical examination for the mock practical examination and the final examination.

Students will need access to an iPad, Laptop or Computer plus a printer for the duration of the course. 

Course Content

Anatomy & physiology for Skin Treatments (Unit P102)

  • The Skin Anatomy
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pathology of above Systems

Facial Skincare (Unit P110)

  • The Skin Anatomy
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pathology of above Systems
  • Cleansing
  • Skin Analysis
  • Client Consultation
  • Exfoliation
  • Facial Massage
  • The use of Steamer & Extraction
  • Tone & Moisturise
  • Mask Application (various types)

Other Compulsory Units

  • Health & Safety in the Salon (Unit T101)

CIBTAC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology​ (optional)

  • Cells & Tissues
  • Skin & Hair Structure
  • Nail Anatomy
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Circulatory System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurological System
  • Accessory Organs
  • Pathologies of All System

Short Courses Available

In addition to standard CIBTAC curriculum, we include the following training:

  • Stress Relief Scalp Massage

Course Fees Include​

  • Uniform
  • Course Books & Notes
  • Skin Care Kit & Bag
  • Skin Care Brands in College
  • Access o Online Learning Platform
  • Access to Online Practical Videos
  • Use Oof Mannequin Trainer Head

Not Included in Course Fees 

  • Shoes
  • Cardigan 

Dress Code

To meet Industry standards a professional beauty uniform must be worn at all times. Jewellery must be removed, hair tied up, nails must be short and tidy, and all shoes must be closed toe.

Following successful completion of the Cibtac Aesthetic Course you will be able to progress to the Cibtac Level 4 Advanced Skin Therapies Courses such as, Chemical Skin Peels, Microneedling, Mesotherapy and IPL / Laser.

Students can go on to study in level 3, 4 & 5

  • Cibtac Diploma in Body Massage - Level 3
  • Cibtac Diploma in Electrolysis - Level 3
  • Cibtac Diploma in Advanced Epilation - Level 4
  • Cibtac QCF Award in Skin Peeling Treatments - Level 4
  • Cibtac QCF Award Microneedling Treatments - Level 4
  • VTCT Blemish Removal - Level 5
  • VTCT Laser & Intense Pulse LIght (IPL) Treatments - Level 5
  • VTCT Laser Tattoo Removal - Level 5


The Pass Mark for CIBTAC is 60%.

Student must compile a Portfolio with client case studies as part of the final examination

  • Theory45-minute Multiple Choice Paper
  • Practical: 1 Hours 5 Minutes