|VTCT Product Code: AB20118||GLH: 175||Age Restriction: 14|
|Qualification Number: 500/9035/5||Units: 6 - 7||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 2||Minimum Credits: 21|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 175 GLH.
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior make-up consultant. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior make-up consultant.
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior make-up consultant. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior make-up consultant, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. 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.
This is a vocational qualification which includes all the elements to work effectively as a junior make-up consultant including mandatory units covering the following: applying make-up, instruction on make-up application and how to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments.
To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to choose from the following practical units: provide eyelash perming and, how to display retail stock to promote sales in the salon.
You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, and learn how to promote client care and communication in beauty related industries. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a junior make-up consultant.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a junior make-up consultant. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior make-up consultant. Career opportunities as a junior make-up consultant exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
This is the only VTCT qualification which will qualify you as a junior make-up consultant.
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a junior cosmetic make-up consultant, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy and related specialist areas, these include:
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up
- Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry
- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a junior make-up consultant. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found here.
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 19 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV20419||F/601/3554||Provide eyelash and brow treatments||2||4||36|
|UV20438||L/601/4223||Instruction on make-up application||2||5||34|
|UV20453||A/601/4458||Client care and communication in beauty-related industries||2||2||20|
|UV20483||R/600/8763||Follow health and safety practice in the salon||2||3||22|
Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 2 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|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|
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