Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20086 GLH: 456 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9039/2 Units: 12 - 19 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 54

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques 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 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
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies



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
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Cyprus
Öngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Cyprus
North Gosforth Academy 0191 236 1700 Visit website England
Specialist Trade Courses 0345 5652656 Visit website England
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 01753886060 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
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 814700 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Lees Brook Community School - The Skills Academy 01332 671723 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
B-Skill@Brown Sugar College 0191 2306690 Visit website East Riding of Yorkshire - Kingston upon Hull
East Sussex College - Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
East Sussex College - Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Beauty Skills Academy - Billericay 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Chelmsford College 01245 265611 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
Stonebridge Associated Colleges 01277 202040 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 01702 671215 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
SH Holistic Training 07876 208656 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Aqua Rosa Training Centre 0161 850 9582 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Feel Good Futures LTD - Covent Garden 0333 577 1051 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Feel Good Futures LTD - Victoria House 0333 577 1051 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
The Sun and Beauty Rooms Training Academy 01942 221511 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Acacia Beauty Academy 01590 645547 Visit website Hampshire
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 01489 565176 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Metis Beauty and Nail Training 07841 621940 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 0800 0321986 Visit website Herefordshire
Bee Zee Institute of Beauty Therapy - Watford 01923 249990 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy 0345 217 1360 Visit website Hertfordshire
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Visit website Kent
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
SJC Training Academy of Hair and Beauty 07903883316 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
Mid-Kent College - Medway Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent - Medway
Deep Training Academy 01254 822832 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
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
Revival Academy 02083 466606 Visit website London - Barnet
Waltham International College Limited, Finchley Site 02070180430 Visit website London - Barnet
HB Academy 07903883316 Visit website London - Bexley
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
West London Beauty Academy 0208 795 3313 Visit website London - Brent
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Serenity Beauty Academy by Klaudia Lucas 020 8575 5547 Visit website London - Ealing
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Blossom Beauty Academy 020 8420 6089 Visit website London - Harrow
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Specialist Trade Courses - Romford 01279 210005 Visit website London - Havering
The London School of Beauty & Aesthetics 020 8589 0103 Visit website London - Hillingdon
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
West London School of Beauty 020 8755 4855 Visit website London - Hounslow
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Centre for Advanced Studies T/A City of London College (London Bow Centre) 020 7247 2177 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 02077769766 Visit website London, City of
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Beechwood Community Trust 0151 677 8008 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
The Powder Rooms Beauty Academy 07799730354 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Newark College 01636 680680 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Community Training Portal Ltd - Nottingham 01582 565938 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Nottingham College 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Nottingham College - Wheeler Gate Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
The Oxford Academy 01865 774311 Visit website Oxfordshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
SBC Training 01743 718586 Visit website Shropshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Health Academics 07956 371542 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 722 683 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Rotherham College 01709 722 683 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
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
Hillcroft College 020 8399 2688 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
Barnardo’s Employment and Training Skills North 0191 2963367 Visit website Tyne And Wear - North Tyneside
Brooklands College - NBA Sunderland 0191 5671957 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - Nuneaton Campus 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Aspire Sussex - The Training Studio 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex Ltd - Burgess Hill 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 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
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
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Wellness Institute +233 24 867 6431 Visit website Ghana
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Chloris Beauty Academy +91 987611900 Visit website India
Euro Chroma Institute of Cosmetology +91 1141615040 Visit website India
Hair Cafe International +91 9914433461 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty +91 2261548000 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Ahmedabad +91 7927912775 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Bhopal +91 7552771760 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Delhi +91 1128751022 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Kakinada +91 9951125666 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Maninagar +91 7925430825 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Borivali +91 2228925988 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Dombivali +91 2512486226 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Mulund +91 2225621669 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Thane +91 2225305695 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Mumbai Vashi +91 2227810413 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Nashik +91 2532319563 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Deccan +91 2025511089 Visit website India
LTA School of Beauty - Pune - Hadapsar +91 206823131 Visit website India
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 +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel CTC +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
College of Media and Artistry +353 86 063 5732 Visit website Ireland
Elite Academy +353 868593695 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
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Highlands College 01534 608608 Visit website Jersey
Biocare Academy +356 2142 4401 Visit website Malta
Elizir Beauty School +356 9942 5563 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
ROC van Amsterdam +31 20 728 62 91 Visit website Netherlands
Decorum Aesthetics NI 028 9122 6426 Visit website Ards and North Down
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Beautiko College (PTY) Ltd +27 12 362 6571 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
Face to Face Potchefstroom +27 18 290 8520 Visit website South Africa
KZN Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
Skyline College +27 31 3012494 Visit website South Africa
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
Nailbase Training Academy 01492 872 140 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
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Newtown College 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
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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