Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AB20492 GLH: 315 - 328 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8661/0 Units: 10 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2019
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 41

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Make-up) (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician/make-up artist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies, The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/make-up artist.

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 is one of two VTCT qualifications in beauty therapy (make-up) at Level 2. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become a junior beautician/make-up artist, this qualification allows learners 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 Make-up (QCF) requires learners to work in a commercial salon whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age groups, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/beauty specialist. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior beautician/beauty specialist including: applying make-up, instruction on make-up, the art of photographic make-up, client care and health and safety.

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: the application of tanning techniques, removing hair using alternatives to wax such as threading or sugaring, eyelash perming, ear piercing or the creative skill of nail art, salon reception duties and displaying and promoting retail products - the full list of optional units is presented in the learners Record of Assessment book (ROA) (specification). This structure of this qualification provides learners with the flexibility to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a junior beautician/ make-up artist.

What could this qualification lead to?



Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beautician /make-up artist, including:

- Working in commercial beauty salons
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Working as a junior make-up artist

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beautician/ make-up artist, 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 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (Make-up) (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 Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies (QCF)
- 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)



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 26 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20398 A/601/3987 Provide facial skincare 2 7 56
UV20402 M/601/4361 The art of photographic make-up 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
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 4 components and earn a minimum of 15 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20419 F/601/3554 Provide eyelash and brow treatments 2 4 36
UV20420 H/601/3563 Apply skin tanning techniques 2 4 30
UV20423 A/601/3570 Body art design 2 4 30
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
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Queen Katharine Academy 01733 383888 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Sussex Downs College - Eastbourne Campus 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
SW Holistic Training 01702 520539 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Mount Grace School 07976 588212 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Malling School 01732 840995 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Barnet and Southgate College 020 3764 8000 Visit website London - Barnet
Barnet and Southgate College - The Spa 020 8266 4000 Visit website London - Barnet
Working Men's College - Studio 101 020 7255 4700 Visit website London - Camden
The Beauty Training Centre Ltd 07943 868678 Visit website London - Enfield
UK Beauty Schools Ltd - Essex 01708 369055 Visit website London - Havering
LHAA / LBTA 020 8953 9344 Visit website London - Hounslow
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Health Academics 01934 713625 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Barnsley College 01226 216710 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
White Rose School of Health & Beauty - Barnsley 01226 786763 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
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
University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Central College of Health and Beauty - Leeds 0113 246 1966 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 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
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys

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