SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5

Qualification Information

Sector: Category:
VTCT Product Code: BT5S1 GLH: Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: GL4X 22 Units: 9 Registration End Date: 31st May 2023
Level: 2

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020

Statement of purpose

The VTCT SVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy at SCQF Level 5 qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become a beauty therapist.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has both mandatory and optional units for you to achieve. The mandatory section of the qualification requires you to develop and maintain your effectiveness at work, provide facial skincare, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, waxing, make-up, manicure and pedicure services for clients. You are also required to undertake one optional unit from a selection of specialist units including: salon reception duties, threading services, instructing clients on make-up application, self-tanning, gel polish and assisting with spa operations.

Qualification Structure

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

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UBT158 Carry out waxing services 5 7
UBT161 Enhance the appearance of the eyebrows 5 4
UBT162 Enhance the appearance of the eyelashes 5 5
UBT167 Provide facial skin care treatment 5 9
UBT170 Provide make-up services 5 6
UBT171 Provide manicure services 5 6
UBT172 Provide pedicure services 5 6
UHB76 Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work 5 3

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UBT168 Provide gel polish services 5 8
UBT174 Assist with spa operations 4 4
UBT181 Instruct clients in the use and application of skin care products and make-up 5 7
UBT189 Provide self-tanning services 5 3
UBT191 Provide threading services 6 7
UHB99 Fulfil salon reception duties 5 5

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*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
Acacia Training TA International School of beauty Therapy - Nantwich 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Vita Skills Limited 0161 222 9640 Visit website Greater Manchester - Salford
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 297 9572 Visit website Edinburgh
Edinburgh College - Milton Road Campus 0131 297 9040 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
The Edinburgh School of Beauty 0131 556 3366 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
West Lothian College 01506 427932 Visit website West Lothian