Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20178 GLH: 250 - 273 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 500/9607/2 Units: 7 - 18 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 31

Additional Information

Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH)


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 250 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF) is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a junior beauty therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior beauty therapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a junior beauty therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior beauty therapist 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 and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beauty therapist artist including mandatory units covering the following: facial skincare, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, make-up, health and safety and client care.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: waxing, tanning, make-up lesson, ear piercing, threading, sugaring, manicure, pedicure, nail art, eyelash perming, salon reception duties, displaying stock and a business unit.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and cosmetic beauty products and equipment. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin, and apply a variety of skincare, eyelash and brow and 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 beauty therapist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a junior beauty therapist. Career opportunities as a junior beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Working in commercial beauty salons
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty specialist techniques at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications will qualify you to become a junior beauty therapist, this qualification will allow you to specialise in beauty specialist techniques for the face only. In contrast the VTCT Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF) at 456 GLH, will cover beauty specialist techniques for the face and body.

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a junior beauty therapist, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments (QCF)

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 beauty therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found on their website.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 5 components and earn a minimum of 21 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20398 A/601/3987 Provide facial skincare 2 7 56
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
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 2 components and earn a minimum of 10 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20418 J/601/3555 Remove hair using waxing techniques 2 6 57
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
UV20470 T/601/4569 Provide manicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20471 R/601/4448 Provide pedicure treatments 2 5 48
UV20472 L/601/4450 Provide nail art 2 3 24
UV20473 H/601/5877 Provide eyelash perming 2 2 20
UV20489 A/600/8773 Salon reception duties 2 3 24
UV20490 J/600/8761 Display stock to promote sales in a salon 2 3 24
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
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
SkinAstute Training Academy 07491 922445 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Positive Living School of Natural Therapies 01761 411043 Visit website Bristol, City of
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Elysium Salon and Private Academy Limited 01763 449005 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
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
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Angelique Beauty & Holistic Academy 01229 821411 Visit website Cumbria
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Polished Nails and Beauty Training - Cumbria 07745 186058 Visit website Cumbria
City College Nottingham - Charnwood Street Learning Centre 01332 290529 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Weymouth College 01305 761100 Visit website Dorset
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
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
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Beautec Beauty Academy - 2 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Fay Munro Hair, Beauty & Holistic Academy 07557 125719 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
Harlow College 01279 868000 Visit website Essex
Neroli School of Beauty Therapy 01245 400509 Visit website Essex
Unique Beauty 4 You 01277 295314 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Thurrock Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Thurrock
Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 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 Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Moston Campus 0161 920 4414 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
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
Acacia Beauty Academy 01590 645547 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 023 8178 6541 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Southampton City College 023 8057 7221 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
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
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
SB Hair and Beauty Academy Ltd 01732 842465 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Elite Colours Limited 01524 561502 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
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Sister Beauty Centre Ltd 020 3302 0161 Visit website London - Barnet
Felicity Natural Beauty LTD 020 8450 7326 Visit website London - Brent
Lashes Academy 07429 923657 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Beauty Academy - Alperton 07747 603333 Visit website London - Brent
Queens Beauty Academy Ltd 07747 603333 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
Zeba Hair and Beauty 020 7372 8599 Visit website London - Camden
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
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Beauty Therapy Training Academy 07951 114956 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
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
Element5 Training 07968 226479 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
Style International School of Beauty 01704 808089 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
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
Birkenhead Sixth Form College 0151 652 5575 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 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
Redcar Adult Learning Service 01642 771197 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Aldercar High School 01773 712477 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Chic Beauty Academy - Nottingham 07913 382011 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Buxton Training Academy 0115 967 6936 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
City College Nottingham 0115 910 1455 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
The Beauty and Holistic Training Centre 01302 856504 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Retreat School of Excellence 07780 900848 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Burton and South Derbyshire College 01283 494774 Visit website Staffordshire
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 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
Industry Hair and Beauty Academy 01502 587219 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Affable Therapy Training Limited 020 8338 1212 Visit website Surrey
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
The Academy of Hair 01483 346594 Visit website Surrey
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 01276 709050 Visit website Surrey
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
Aesthetic Hair and Beauty Training Centre 01293 531900 Visit website West Sussex
Ashwood Beauty and Holistic Academy 01274 686330 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Bradford Aesthetics Hair and Beauty College 07983 371189 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Chic Beauty Academy - Bradford 07546 425511 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
All About Hair & Beauty Academy 01484 422452 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 511336 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Therapy Courses 01722 711603 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
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572523 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
South Worcestershire College - Evesham Campus 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
South Worcestershire College - Malvern Campus 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
2nd Image Academy +233 24 325 9079 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
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 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
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
Gorey Institute of Beauty +353 53 943 0338 Visit website Ireland
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
The Secret Beauty Garden 07849 638646 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Amani International Training Academy +27 11 268 2060 Visit website South Africa
Bodyframe Wellness Boutique - BWB +27 633660466 Visit website South Africa
EDM Nails and Lashes +27 72 595 2154 Visit website South Africa
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
H2O International Hair and Beauty Academy +34 96 646 1158 Visit website Spain
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
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
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Llandrillo, Rhyl 01745 354797 Visit website Denbighshire
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
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

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