Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20491 GLH: 345 - 362 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8660/9 Units: 9 - 17 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
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 (QCF) 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 (QCF) 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 (QCF) 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 (QCF) which has a minimum of 456 GLH, The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF) 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 (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (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 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)

Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT vocationally related qualifications:
- Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments (QCF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Camouflage Make-Up (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Micro Dermabrasion Treatments (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Epilation (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Facial Electrotherapy (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Face and Body Art (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Massage Using Pre- Blended Aromatherapy Oils (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Lash Extensions (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Advanced (Intimate) Waxing Techniques (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Tanning Treatments (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Spa Treatments (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Nail Art (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in Airbrush Make-Up (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 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
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
SkinAstute Training Academy 07491 922445 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
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
The Beauty Training Academy 07956 579177 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
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
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 01928 711643 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
MelVicMakeup Academy Ltd 07816 224009 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Heanor Gate Science College 01773 716396 Visit website Derbyshire
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 423006 Visit website Devon
Lotus Spa Centre 01626 369813 Visit website Devon
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
East Durham College 0191 518 2000 Visit website Durham
Wolsingham School and Community College 01388 527302 Visit website Durham
Partners 4 Training 01825 766060 Visit website East Sussex
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Beautec Beauty Academy 020 3384 8427 Visit website Essex
Brentwood Academy of Health & Beauty 01277 202040 Visit website Essex
Escala Beauty Academy 01702 555566 Visit website Essex
Southend Nail and Beauty School 01702 619949 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
SW Holistic Training 01702 520539 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
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
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
The School of Nails and Make-up 0161 777 6926 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cottage Training Centre 023 8178 6541 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
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Lipstick Powder & Paint 023 8194 2429 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Mount Grace School 07976 588212 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
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
Chartered Complementary Therapy Training School 01795 533666 Visit website Kent
Dover Christ Church Academy 01304 872867 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
The Folkestone Academy 01303 842400 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Accrington Academy 01254 304300 Visit website Lancashire
Trans4m Leicester CIC 0116 262 1537 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
The Beauty Academy - London 0845 601 8272 Visit website London - Camden
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
Fulonas Beauty Institute 020 8665 0699 Visit website London - Croydon
Genesis Beauty 07444 318125 Visit website London - Croydon
The Beauty Training Centre Ltd 07943 868678 Visit website London - Enfield
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
Alison Angold Academy 07572 617340 Visit website London - Harrow
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
Institute of Dermal Sciences 01895 349008 Visit website London - Hillingdon
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
Nikki's Beauty Academy 020 8553 0868 Visit website London - Redbridge
Sharllete Aesthetics 07853 396767 Visit website London - Redbridge
Ray Cochrane Beauty School 020 7486 6291 Visit website London - Westminster
The London School of Beauty and Make-up 020 7776 9767 Visit website London, City of
Knowsley Community College 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
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Medicare Cosmetics LTD 01642 481734 Visit website North Yorkshire - Middlesbrough
Essential Beauty Academy (North East) Limited 07825 337342 Visit website Northumberland
East Midlands Vocational Academy 01623 232789 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Buxton Training Academy 0115 967 6936 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Beauty Oasis Training Centre 01934 642299 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
Dynica Beauty Academy 01480 301427 Visit website Suffolk
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Affable Therapy Training Limited 020 8338 1212 Visit website Surrey
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Fulonas Beauty Institute - London Road 020 8665 0699 Visit website Surrey
Learning Aesthetics Academy 01737 225955 Visit website Surrey
The Academy of Hair 01483 346594 Visit website Surrey
Seaton Burn College 0191 236 1700 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Enabling Development Opportunities Ltd - Birmingham 07780 478302 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Greenwood Academy 0121 464 6101 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Beauty Academy - Birmingham 0845 601 8272 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Coventry College (City Campus) 024 76 932932 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Tong Leadership Academy 01274 681455 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Dermace 0844 357 9200 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Maximillian Beauty and Holistic Academy 01484 541672 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 511336 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
Education, Training, Health and Online Services 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 Visit website India
JOPHIEL Skin, Hair Clinic and Academy +91 2228684312 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
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 Hair & Beauty Academy +353 86 859 3699 Visit website Ireland
Mysara Enterprise / Mysara Academy +60 12 850 5668 Visit website Malaysia
Rafflesia Academy +60 12 833 1193 Visit website Malaysia
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
Academy Hair and Beauty Training School - Belfast 028 9027 1931 Visit website Belfast
Academy Hair and Beauty Training School - Ballymena 028 9017 1932 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
Beauty Therapy Academy 0141 237 3210 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
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
ST. Mary’s College 02920 341212 Visit website Cardiff
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Newtown 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

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