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Diploma, Level 2

Beauty Therapy (Technical Certificate)

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a Technical Certificate qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Therapist.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments.

Learners will also develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Subjects included in the study programme are:

• Health Safety and Hygiene

• Consultation Techniques and Client Care

• Manicure and Pedicure Treatments

• Waxing Services

• Facial Treatments

• Skin Analysis

• Eyelash and Eyebrow Services

• Applying Make-up using Professional Techniques

• Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty Therapists

On successful completion, you may choose to progress on to the VTCT Level 3 Extended Diploma in Spa Therapy.

Potential Careers:

On completion of the Level 3 NVQ in Spa Therapy:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Owner
  • Skincare Product Development
  • Cruise Ship Therapist
  • Mobile Therapist

The minimum requirement is at least four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

• Externally set and internally marked graded practical assessments

• Externally set and marked examinations

• Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment