Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20086 GLH: 456 - 473 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9039/2 Units: 12 - 19 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 54

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician/beauty specialist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior beautician/beauty specialist, this qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working evironment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF) requires learners to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, and will develop the knowledge skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including: removing hair using waxing techniques, applying make-up, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, facial skincare, client care, health and safety and fulfilling salon reception duties.

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: tanning techniques, instructing on make-up application, removing hair using sugaring or threading techniques, eyelash perming, ear piercing and nail art techniques - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

What could this qualification lead to?



Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician / beauty specialist, including:

- Commercial beauty salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF)



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 9 components and earn a minimum of 40 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20398 A/601/3987 Provide facial skincare 2 7 56
UV20418 J/601/3555 Remove hair using waxing techniques 2 6 57
UV20419 F/601/3554 Provide eyelash and brow treatments 2 4 36
UV20437 J/601/4222 Apply make-up 2 5 41
UV20453 A/601/4458 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 2 2 20
UV20470 T/601/4569 Provide manicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20471 R/601/4448 Provide pedicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon 2 3 22
UV20489 A/600/8773 Salon reception duties 2 3 24

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of 14 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20420 H/601/3563 Apply skin tanning techniques 2 4 30
UV20438 L/601/4223 Instruction on make-up application 2 5 34
UV20439 F/601/5482 Provide ear piercing 2 2 17
UV20442 D/601/5487 Provide threading services for hair removal 2 4 29
UV20446 A/601/4217 Remove hair using sugaring 2 4 29
UV20472 L/601/4450 Provide nail art 2 3 24
UV20473 H/601/5877 Provide eyelash perming 2 2 20
UV20490 J/600/8761 Display stock to promote sales in a salon 2 3 24
UV20499 J/600/8632 Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector 2 7 60
UV30449 A/601/5500 Contribute to the effective running of business 3 3 30

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Perth College of Beauty Therapy +61 8 9361 3111 Visit website Australia
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
The Beauty Training Academy 07956 579177 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
The Beauty Academy 0845 601 8272 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 0191 477 7764 Visit website Durham
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Sussex Coast College Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Brentwood Academy of Health & Beauty 01277 202040 Visit website Essex
Fay Munro Hair, Beauty & Holistic Academy 07557 125719 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty Academy - Chelmsford College 01245 265611 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
SW Holistic Training 01702 520539 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate International Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Chic Beauty Academy - Manchester 07546 425511 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The School of Nails and Make-up 0161 777 6926 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Aqua Rosa Training Centre 0845 838 8461 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Cosmetic Couture Training 0161 707 4412 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 023 8178 6541 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Metis Beauty and Nail Training 07841 621940 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
The Southern School of Beauty Therapy 023 9225 6375 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Lipstick Powder & Paint 023 8194 2429 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 365235 Visit website Herefordshire
Bee Zee Institute of Beauty Therapy - Watford 01923 249990 Visit website Hertfordshire
Mount Grace School 07976 588212 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Dover 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Medway Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent - Medway
Deep Training Academy 01254 822832 Visit website Lancashire
Nicola Broadley Semi Permanent Make Up & Beauty School 07967 026830 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
West Lancashire College 01695 52300 Visit website Lancashire
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
The Beverley Robinson School of Nails and Beauty 01664 567575 Visit website Leicestershire
Gainsborough College 01427 617471 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincoln College 01522 876000 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Prana Academy 02083 466606 Visit website London - Barnet
Specialist Trade Courses 01279 210005 Visit website London - Bexley
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
Serenity Beauty Academy by Klaudia Lucas 020 8575 5547 Visit website London - Ealing
Touch of Beauty and Holistic Therapy Training Centre 020 8578 3542 Visit website London - Ealing
The Beauty Training Centre Ltd 07943 868678 Visit website London - Enfield
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Harrow College 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
Adult and Community Education - London Borough of Hounslow 020 8583 6093 Visit website London - Hounslow
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (London Bow Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
East London Beauty Academy 020 8981 2558 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Beauty Therapy Training Academy 07951 114956 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 020 7776 9767 Visit website London, City of
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Elite Spa and Beauty Academy 07941 323398 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Kelsi Training Academy 0151 525 2250 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Newsham Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 1809 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Norris Green Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Park Road Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Amore College of Hair Health and Beauty 01744 454200 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Beechwood Community Trust 0151 677 8008 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Birkenhead Sixth Form College 0151 652 5575 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Chic Beauty Academy - Nottingham 07913 382011 Visit website Nottinghamshire
East Midlands Vocational Academy 01623 232789 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Newark College 01636 680680 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01777 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Buxton Training Academy 0115 967 6936 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
The Oxford Academy 01865 774311 Visit website Oxfordshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Rotherham College 01709 362111 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Burton and South Derbyshire College 01283 494774 Visit website Staffordshire
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Cannock Chase Campus 01543 462200 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
bodyNsoul Beauty Salon & Training Centre 01276 36866 Visit website Surrey
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Learning Aesthetics Academy 01737 225955 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
The Academy of Hair 01483 346594 Visit website Surrey
Kenton Comprehensive School 0191 214 2200 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Seaton Burn College 0191 236 1700 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
Chic Beauty Academy - Birmingham 07546 425511 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Beauty Academy - Birmingham 0845 601 8272 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Chic Beauty Academy - Bradford 07546 425511 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Salma's Beauty Academy - Bradford 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Dermace 0844 357 9200 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Drift Away - Bewdley 07972 593065 Visit website Worcestershire
Education, Training, Health and Online Services 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572523 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
2nd Image Academy +233 24 325 9079 Visit website Ghana
Wellness Institute +233 24 867 6431 Visit website Ghana
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy +91 9888336444 Visit website India
Beauty Lounge +91 1822 508586 Visit website India
Chloris Beauty Academy +91 987611900 Visit website India
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
JOPHIEL Skin, Hair Clinic and Academy +91 2228684312 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty +91 2261548000 Visit website India
Palm Tree Training Centre +91 1123840374 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Beauty and Health Sciences +91 8860333825 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Sunita Hair and Beauty International Academy +91 9872354654 Visit website India
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Advanced Aesthetics Academy +353 51 365936 Visit website Ireland
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School +353 121 07848 Visit website Ireland
Carlow Youth Training +353 59 913 2245 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel Youth Training Enterprises Ltd +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
College of Media and Artistry +353 86 063 5732 Visit website Ireland
Elite Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
Gorey Institute of Beauty +353 53 943 0338 Visit website Ireland
Jule Beauty Academy +353 1 840 5669 Visit website Ireland
Kerry College of Further Education +353 66 7121741 Visit website Ireland
North Wall Community Training Centre Ltd +353 1 855 4033 Visit website Ireland
Tolka Valley Community Training Centre +353 1 830 8846 Visit website Ireland
Unique Beauty and Training 07891 284068 Visit website Isle of Man
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Beauty Emporium Academy +356 2713 2414 Visit website Malta
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Elizir Beauty School +356 9942 5563 Visit website Malta
Face 2 Face Academy Ltd +356 2137 0257 Visit website Malta
G&E Brothers at Michelle Porter Training Academy +356 2165 8169 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Serenity Beauty Academy - Malta +356 7929 0261 Visit website Malta
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Aesthetic Senses +27 12 007 1607 Visit website South Africa
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Turkey
Biomest Health and Beauty Academy +90 533 833 2003 Visit website Turkey
├ľngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Turkey
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Emrys-ap-Iwan Community College 01745 832287 Visit website Conwy
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo 01492 546666 Visit website Conwy
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Meirion Dwyfor 01341 422827 Visit website Gwynedd
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gower College Swansea 01792 284049 Visit website Swansea
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 01978 311794 Visit website Wrexham

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