VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: BT2D5 GLH: Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 603/0235/5 Units: 13 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 2

Additional Information

Statement of purpose


Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Make-up Artistry 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 hair and make-up artist.

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
Make-up applications
Hair preparation services
Continuity planning for make-up services
Dress and finish hair services
Continuity hair services
Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
Total look for competition work
Face and body art painting
Fashion and editorial make-up

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 plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting. Learners will develop their abilities to ensure continuity services are adhered to for make-up application and hair services, whilst developing abilities to produce a total look for competition work. 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 the only VTCT Technical Certificate qualification in hair and make-up artistry. It will qualify learners to become employed and/or self employed as a hair and make-up artist.

At 397 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.

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 hair and make-up artist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
Beauty and/or hair salons
Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings
National Health Service
Product manufacturing and training

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:

Theatrical and media make-up
Hairdressing

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:


NameWebsite address
Federation of Holistic TherapistsFHT.org.uk
British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetologybabtac.com



Qualification Structure

Components - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 3 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
BT2D5.EX1 External Examination 1 BT2D5 2
BT2D5.EX2 External Examination 2 BT2D5 2
BT2D5.SYN Graded Synoptic Assessment BT2D5 2

Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 10 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UBT201M T/615/0653 Make-up applications 2 40
UBT217M A/615/0766 Hair preparation services 2 30
UBT218M F/615/0767 Continuity hair services 2 30
UBT219M F/615/0770 Dress and finish hair services 2 30
UBT220M L/615/0772 Fashion and editorial make-up 2 30
UBT221M Y/615/0774 Face and body art painting 2 30
UBT222M H/615/0776 Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists 2 20
UBT223M M/615/0778 Total look for competition work 2 60
UBT228M F/615/0784 Continuity planning for make-up services 2 30
UCO34M Y/615/0807 Health, safety and hygiene 2 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

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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
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360024 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
Southampton City College 023 8057 7221 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Bromley College of Further & Higher Education (LSEC) - Greenwich Campus 020 8921 3434 Visit website London - Greenwich
South Thames College 020 8918 7702 Visit website London - Wandsworth
Ormiston Victory Academy 01603 742310 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Vision West Notts College 01623 627191 Visit website Nottinghamshire
South and City College Birmingham - Digbeth Campus 0800 111 6311 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
South and City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus 0121 694 6311 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
South and City College Birmingham - Handsworth Campus 0121 694 6311 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Northbrook Metropolitan College 01903 273054 Visit website West Sussex
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford

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