|VTCT Product Code: BT2D1||GLH: 375||Age Restriction: 15|
|Qualification Number: 603/0229/X||Units: 14||Registration End Date: 31st Dec 2023|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a Technical Certificate qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who are in a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but in order to optimise their chances of success, a learner will ideally hold a Level 1 qualification or equivalent in beauty therapy.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
- Health safety and hygiene
- Consultation techniques and client care
- Manicure treatments
- Pedicure treatments
- Waxing services
- Facial treatments
- Skin type analysis
- Eyebrow shaping services
- Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
- Make-up applications
- Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facial treatments, skin analysis, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eyelash/eyebrow treatments and make-up applications. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.
Why is this qualification the most suitable?
This qualification is one of two VTCT Technical Certificate qualifications in beauty therapy. In addition to this qualification there is the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy; both qualify learners to become beauty therapists.
At 451 Total Qualification Time (TQT), the Diploma is most suitable for learners who continue, as part of their programme of study to work towards achieving Level 2 English and maths, or those undertaking another qualification in parallel.
The Extended Diploma at 554 TQT is far larger and most suited to learners who have achieved English and maths at Level 2 and wish to focus the majority of their programme on beauty therapies, whereby they will develop a broader range of technical skills. Learners may wish to progress from the Diploma to the Extended Diploma.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a beauty therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- commercial salons
- destination/day spas
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- care homes
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas:
- beauty therapy
- holistic therapies
- sports therapy
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
This qualification has been approved by the Department for Education for teaching to 16-19 year olds from September 2017, and will be first reported in the technical certificate category of the 2019 16-19 performance tables (subject to confirmation).
This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the beauty therapy sector. The knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.
This qualification is formally supported by the following organisations:
|Federation of Holistic Therapists||FHT.org.uk|
|British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology||babtac.com|
Components - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|BT2D1.EX1||External Examination 1 BT2D1||2|
|BT2D1.EX2||External Examination 2 BT2D1||2|
|BT2D1.SYN||Graded Synoptic Assessment BT2D1||2|
Mandatory Unit Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 11 units and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UBT193M||R/615/0644||Consultation techniques and client care||2||30|
|UBT195M||H/615/0647||Skin type analysis||2||10|
|UBT199M||K/615/0651||Eyebrow shaping services||2||20|
|UBT200M||M/615/0652||Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services||2||20|
|UBT202M||L/615/0948||Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists||2||45|
|UCO34M||Y/615/0807||Health, safety and hygiene||2||30|
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