Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20119 GLH: 165 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 500/8875/0 Units: 5 Registration End Date: 31st Dec 2019
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 20

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Make-Up and Manicure is a vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed manicurist and make-up consultant. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior manicurist/make-up consultant.

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 VTCT qualification in Make-up and Manicure at Level 2 qualifications qualifies the learner to become a junior manicurist/make-up consultant, this qualification allows learners to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients.

What does this qualification cover?

The VTCT Level2 Certificate in Make-up and Manicure is a qualification that has been specifically designed for learners to develop their practical skills in; how to provide manicure treatments, apply make-up and instruct on make-up application.

Underpinning this qualification the learner will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and learn how to promote client care and communications in beauty related sectors. The learner will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification to develop them on their designated career pathway as a junior manicurist/make-up consultant.

What could this qualification lead to?

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

- Working in commercial beauty salons
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/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 2 and 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications:
- Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology
- Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Services
- Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
- Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Services
- Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
- Level 3 Certificate in Camouflage Make-Up
- Level 3 Certificate in Face and Body Art

Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 20 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20437 J/601/4222 Apply make-up 2 5 41
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
UV20470 T/601/4569 Provide manicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20483 R/600/8763 Follow health and safety practice in the salon 2 3 22

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


*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
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy 07852 169344 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Ignite Academy & Training 01752 875610 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
Bella Marie Training Academy 07817453787 Visit website Durham
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Diamond Beauty Training Academy 07876 533384 Visit website Hertfordshire
Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy 0345 217 1360 Visit website Hertfordshire
Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Visit website Kent
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Naillounge Training 07487 292699 Visit website London - Enfield
Y.O.U.R Beauty School 0208 698 0345 (opt. 1) Visit website London - Lewisham
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 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
Ormiston Victory Academy 01603 742310 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
West Nottinghamshire College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Elite Beauty Academy 07729 633758 Visit website Somerset
Beauty Oasis Training Centre 01934 642299 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Bristol Beauty School 01179 076 363 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Health Academics 07956 371542 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Ethos Hair Training Academy 01909 231125 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
ATA Beauty - Advanced Training Academy Ltd 07040001234 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Coventry College (City Campus) 02476 791660 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire
Learning Curve Group 01388 777129 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Holmfirth High School 01484 691466 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Stylush +91 9872310269 Visit website India
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
NPTC Group - Newtown College 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff