VTCT Level 2 NVQ Beauty Therapy

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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Beauty Therapy

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Summary Description

This is an internationally recognised NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty therapy Awarded by VTCT. To start your career as a beauty therapist, this entry-level qualification covers everything you need to know to provide all the basic popular beauty treatments that are carried out in salons. This course also provides you with the foundation understanding of treating the clients' skin, performing manicures, pedicures, facials, eyebrows, and waxing.

Course Modules


Facials Massage and Skincare


Lash Lift (Lash Perming)


Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting/Shaping


Waxing (Warm and hot)


Manicure and Pedicure




Health, Safety and Hygiene of the workplace


Client Care and communication

A Job-Ready Qualification

As a Beauty Therapist, you can progress directly into employment, work as a mobile therapist, open your own Salon or progress onto more advanced Beauty Therapy Level 3 and Level 4 courses. Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) OR the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

You don’t need to worry about providing models for your assessment. Unlike other training schools, we are a running clinic so have access to clients that can be your models for assessment. Our Trainers are leaders in the Beauty and Laser Industry. They can pass on years of knowledge and their practical experience to you. We have endless testimonials on students who have trained with us.


We will provide you with further ongoing support, and we are there to help you reach your goal, whether securing a job with a top chain clinic or salon or opening your dream clinic.

You’ll walk away with

With this exciting qualification, you will learn to perform all the techniques included in the course, ensuring that you are practice-ready and fully prepared to enter the marketplace. On successful completion of this course, you will have a knowledge of a variety of treatment types, giving you scope to pursue your career opportunities in other establishments.

Gain practical experience under the watchful eyes of fully qualified and experienced practitioners. You’ll be at the centre of an industry that’s growing exponentially, and with a full-time job secured, your future is pretty much guaranteed!

Course Information

Have a look at what you can expect from this course:

Course Details

Throughout this qualification, you will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills. Problem-solving, team working and research skills will also be developed. You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability to enable you to perform your own salon services.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to this course. You must be minimum age of 16.


You will have all teaching resources provided, including a notepad pen and iPad to keep all your notes safe. A full uniform will be provided at no extra cost. You'll find a complimentary gift of facial products with your uniform when you start the course. You will have access to our student portal, which supports you throughout your study. You will be assigned a dedicated tutor to guide and support you until the completion of the course. Access to the latest Laser and IPL devices will be on-site for you to use at any time.


Lectures / Seminars:  Our trainers are leading professionals in the Beauty Industry. Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.
Practical:  Our trainers run salons and work in the beauty industry day in day out so that you will receive the most up to date information. Our courses are run in a specialised running clinic, so you can get practical hands-on experience treating real clients.
Group Work:  You will work in groups to perform treatments for the practical part of the training. This refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance. This breaks the theory up and makes the course a lot more fun and interesting.
Discussions:  Discussions are encouraged throughout the training. This allows reflective thinking, which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area.
Assignments:  Assignments will need to be completed for each of the modules. We will provide you with detailed course material that will allow you to complete the assignments. 100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme. The assignments can be written, or you can use audio-visual media to record the answers.
Observations:  You will be required to perform treatments on real clients under assessment conditions. You will perform Facial Treatment, provide Manicure and Pedicure Treatments, a full Waxing service, perform Eyebrow shaping service, Tint Lashes and Brows & provide Basic Makeup Service. We will ensure that you are 100% ready for this part of the course by providing enough practical experience.
Exams:  There will be 8 papers to complete under strict exam conditions.
Portfolio:  As part of this course, you will be required to produce a portfolio. All evidence must be documented in the portfolio and cross-referred to unit outcomes.

Study Options

Part-time: 2 days a week for 6 weeks. You would attend Chelsford Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Between the weeks, you will be required to perform a home study. You will be provided with student portal access to support you throughout your studies.
Fast track: 5-day consecutive course. You would attend Chelsford Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm and return the following week for an 8-hour exam. You will be required to perform a home study and be provided with a student portal. This contains resources, assignments and coursework, which you must complete before returning for your exam. This is an extremely intense course for those who cannot commit to a long time or who want to Fast track onto Level 3 and 4.

Tuition Fees

£1750 includes the following:
Level 2 Infection control
Basic Beauty Kit to perform Facials
VTCT Qualification Fee
Assessment Fees

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