Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20491 GLH: 345 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8660/9 Units: 9 - 17 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 40

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is 345 GLH

Primary Outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is to prepare you to enter a specific sector and job role. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior beauty therapist.

Overview


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking 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 therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, client care and health and safety.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: the application of tanning techniques, applying make-up and instruction on make-up application, removing hair using alternatives to wax such as threading or sugaring, eyelash perming, ear piercing or the creative skill of nail art, reception duties and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a junior beauty therapist.

What could this qualification lead to?


This is one of three VTCT qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 2. Whilst all qualifications will qualify you to become a junior beauty therapist, this qualification allows you to gather evidence in a realistic working environment or real working environment without the need for fee paying clients. In contrast, the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General requires you to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. When compared with the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques which has a minimum of 456 GLH, The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is smaller (at 345 GLH) and is more suited to delivery in a College of Further Education (CFE) as the substantial vocational component of a Study Programme. Holders of this qualification are eligible to gain the professional membership and insurance cover recommended for entry to employment as a junior beauty therapist.

Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beauty therapist, 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 beauty therapist 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
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services

Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications:
- Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry
- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
- Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology
- Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
- Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments
- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments
- Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
- Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
- Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
- Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage
- Level 3 Certificate in Camouflage Make-Up
- Level 3 Certificate in Micro Dermabrasion Treatments
- Level 3 Certificate in Epilation
- Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrotherapy
- Level 3 Certificate in Face and Body Art
- Level 3 Certificate in Massage Using Pre- Blended Aromatherapy Oils
- Level 3 Award in Lash Extensions
- Level 3 Award in Advanced (Intimate) Waxing Techniques
- Level 3 Award in Tanning Treatments
- Level 3 Award in Spa Treatments
- Level 3 Award in Nail Art
- Level 3 Award in Airbrush 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 beauty therapist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found here.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 32 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
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



Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 8 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20420 H/601/3563 Apply skin tanning techniques 2 4 30
UV20437 J/601/4222 Apply make-up 2 5 41
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
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



*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
North Gosforth Academy 0191 236 1700 Visit website England
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
SkinAstute Aesthetic & Beauty Training Academy 07852 169344 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
Red Barn Training 07877 356600 Visit website Buckinghamshire
The Beauty Training Academy 01753886060 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Ely College 01353 667763 Visit website Cambridgeshire
The Beauty Academy 0845 601 8272 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Warrington & Vale Royal College - Hartford 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 01928 711643 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Riverside College Halton - Kingsway Campus 0151 257 2800 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Heanor Gate Science College 01773 716396 Visit website Derbyshire
Pro MUA Training 07973249093 Visit website Derbyshire
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
Lotus Spa Centre 01626 369813 Visit website Devon
The Creative Beauty Group 01202876734 Visit website Dorset
Bella Marie Training Academy 07817453787 Visit website Durham
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Wolsingham School and Community College 01388 527302 Visit website Durham
East Sussex College - Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
Stonebridge Associated Colleges 01277 202040 Visit website Essex
Hair & Beauty Skills Academy 01268 207651 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Southend Nail and Beauty School 01702 619949 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
Gina Collins Cosmetic Academy 07703407940 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
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Openshaw Campus 01785 774100 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 01489 565176 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Hampshire Beauty Training 01264 748300 Visit website Hampshire
Metis Beauty and Nail Training 07841 621940 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Beauty Deluxe Training Academy 07428 728015 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy 0345 217 1360 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Shire Beauty Training Group 07985 229662 Visit website Hertfordshire
West Herts College 01923 812500 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Classical Complementary Therapy Training School 01795 533666 Visit website Kent
DB Training Ltd 07969 325592 Visit website Kent
Dover Christ Church Academy 01304 872867 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
Mid-Kent College - Maidstone Campus 01634 383447 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01634710227 Visit website Kent - Medway
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Barnet and Southgate College 020 3764 8000 Visit website London - Barnet
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Alperton 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
West London Beauty Academy 0208 795 3313 Visit website London - Brent
Sephora's Fame Hair and Beauty 020 8340 0100 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Fulonas Beauty Institute 020 8665 0699 Visit website London - Croydon
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Alison Angold Academy 07572 617340 Visit website London - Harrow
Institute of Dermal Sciences 01895 349008 Visit website London - Hillingdon
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
Cosmetology Centre 07957 257499 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Aim Skills Development - ER Beauty Training 07821 541659 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Ray Cochrane Beauty School - Canary Wharf 0207 486 6291 Visit website London - Tower Hamlets
Ray Cochrane Beauty School 020 7486 6291 Visit website London - Westminster
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 02077769766 Visit website London, City of
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
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
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
The Powder Rooms Beauty Academy 07799730354 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Essential Beauty Academy (North East) Limited 07825 337342 Visit website Northumberland
The White House Hair Beauty and Training 01623 628420 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Nottingham College 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Beauty Oasis Training Centre 01934 642299 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Burslem Campus 01782208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Fulonas Beauty Institute - London Road 020 8665 0699 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
The Academy of Hair 01483 346594 Visit website Surrey
Newcastle City Learning 0191 277 1630 Visit website Tyne And Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
QTS-Global LTD - Sunderland 01677 470900 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Sunderland
Greenwood Academy 0121 464 6101 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Beauty Academy - Birmingham 0845 601 8272 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Thoughts of Others (Premier Training College) 0121 582 0391 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Coventry College (City Campus) 02476 791660 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Aspire Sussex - The Training Studio 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Aspire Sussex Ltd - Burgess Hill 01444 810710 Visit website West Sussex
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Acacia Training Ltd - Batley 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds West Academy 0113 229 5454 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
Therapy Courses 01722 711603 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
JBH training Ltd 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
American Beauty Training Academy +353 21 234 8338 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 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
Elite Nails & Beauty Academy +353 857867101 Visit website Ireland
Jule Beauty Academy +353 1 840 5669 Visit website Ireland
Rafflesia Academy +60 12 833 1193 Visit website Malaysia
Academy Hair and Beauty Training School - Belfast 028 9024 3243 Visit website Belfast
Academy Hair and Beauty Training School - Ballymena 028 25647824 Visit website Mid and East Antrim
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
Scottish Beauty Expert Training Academy 01505 672467 Visit website Glasgow City
Beautiko College (PTY) Ltd +27 12 362 6571 Visit website South Africa
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
Skyline College +27 31 3012494 Visit website South Africa
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
West Shires School of Complementary Health 01267 231212 Visit website Carmarthenshire
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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