Qualification Information

Sector: Other Category: Infection Prevention
VTCT Product Code: IP2A6 GLH: 4 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 603/6163/3 Units: 1 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2024
Level: 2

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 25 September 2020

About this qualifications

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Retail Services is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at personnel working in the beauty retail sector, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to customers.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is informed by national and international guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Learners must achieve the mandatory unit:

  • Infection prevention (COVID-19) for beauty retail services

  • Throughout this qualification, learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required in the beauty retail environment in order to protect themselves and their customers.

    What could this qualification lead to?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners to progress to further qualifications within their chosen discipline with an understanding of the role of infection prevention in relation to COVID-19. It also provides learners with personal growth and engagement, as the infection prevention techniques covered, such as hand hygiene, are applicable to everyday life.

    Qualification Structure

    Mandatory - 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
    UIP6 J/618/3060 Infection prevention (COVID-19) for beauty retail services 2 4

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    Centres approved to run this qualification

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    Centre Name Telephone Website Location
    Equilibria Digital Solutions +973 17223389 Visit website Bahrain
    Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
    Paragon Training Academy Limited 01582 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
    South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
    Sir William Ramsay School 01494 815211 Visit website Buckinghamshire
    Acacia Training Ltd - Crewe 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
    Acacia Training TA International School of beauty Therapy - Nantwich 01270 626236 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
    Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
    Quality Assurance Training and Consultancy 07725 914304 Visit website Derbyshire
    Holistic Therapies Training Academy 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
    The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
    East Sussex College - Eastbourne 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
    East Sussex College - Hastings 01424 458395 Visit website East Sussex
    UK Beauty Training Academy 07912384168 Visit website Essex
    UK Learning Station 07957 425773 Visit website Essex
    International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 Visit website Gloucestershire
    South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
    The Academy of Beauty Therapy - Bristol 01962 733352 Visit website Gloucestershire - South Gloucestershire
    Melissa Janes Academy 01617615025 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bury
    AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
    Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
    Cottage Training Centre 01489 574446 Visit website Hampshire
    Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
    The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
    Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
    The Academy of Beauty Therapy - Portsmouth 023 9207 0949 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
    Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
    Susan Gerrard Beauty Academy 0345 217 1360 Visit website Hertfordshire
    Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
    DB Training Ltd 01622693412 Visit website Kent
    Dover Technical College 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
    Folkestone College 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
    Rowhill School 01474 705377 Visit website Kent
    The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 Visit website Kent
    The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
    TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
    Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
    Cosmaesthetics 07751 215660 Visit website London - Croydon
    City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
    Fingertips and Beauty 020 8861 1459 Visit website London - Harrow
    St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
    Ormiston Victory Academy 01603 742310 Visit website Norfolk
    Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
    York College 01904 770200 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
    QDOS Training LTD 01623 439658 Visit website Nottinghamshire
    North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
    Shrewsbury Colleges Group 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
    Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
    Ethos Hair Training Academy 01909 231125 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
    Realise 0114 251 9210 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
    Francesco Group Stafford Academy 01785 247175 Visit website Staffordshire
    Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
    West Suffolk College 01284 701301 Visit website Suffolk
    Omni Academy 01932 232322 Visit website Surrey
    University College Birmingham 0121 604 1000 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
    Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
    Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire
    Elegance Beauty Training Academy 07891468660 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
    Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
    Kirklees College - Pioneer House 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
    Yorkshire College of Beauty 0113 2509507 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
    Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
    Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
    Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
    Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
    Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
    Churchtown Institute +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
    Club Man Barber Academy +353 876172304 Visit website Ireland
    Middle East Institute For Advanced Training +968 2453 1889 Visit website Oman
    Skyline College +27 31 3012494 Visit website Kwazulu Natal
    CitySmart Hospitality Management +8424 3728 6161 Visit website Vietnam
    Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
    Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
    Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
    Coleg Cambria - Work Based Learning 01244 831531 Visit website Flintshire
    Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
    NPTC Group - Newtown College 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
    Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
    Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham