Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 2 Technical Diploma

Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 2 Technical Diploma

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Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 2 Technical Diploma

This is a vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as a beauty therapist. It is designed for those aged 16 years or over, and will support you to gain employment. The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this specific job role.

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facials, skin analysis, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash/eyebrow treatments and makeup applications.

To complement this, you will develop your communication and customer service skills,  awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Duration 34 weeks
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 74342-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee

What you learn

The vocational qualification includes all the required elements to work as a beauty therapist and the mandatory units involved are;


  • 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
  • Makeup applications
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists



How you will be assessed

To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • Externally set and internally marked graded practical assessments (50% of qualification grade)
  • Externally set and marked examinations (30% of qualification grade)
  • Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment (20% of qualification grade)

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at the Printworks Campus in a range of newly equipped state of the art practical beauty salons, theory classrooms and active learning zones which are incorporate the use of i-pads and laptops.

Entry requirements

You will be invited in for an information and interview session on completion of the application form.

Four grade 4s or above (one of the grades must be in maths, English or both)


Previous attainment of a level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and a successful skills test and interview

What's next

To continue in education with the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Treatments course to broaden employability and career opportunities.

  •  On successful completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy course, you could:
  • Work in a commercial beauty salon/day spa
  • Work in retail concession
  • Work independently as a freelance

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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