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Hair & Beauty

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is a vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beautician/beauty specialist.

In parallel to the core beauty units, 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.

You will achieve a qualification accredited by the awarding body VTCT. You will also attain certificates to add to your CV for enrichment workshops delivered by external companies popular to the Hair and Beauty industry. You will also study functional skills or GCSE's in English and maths.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs (must include English) at grades A-D/3 and above.

    You will meet with staff to discuss if this course is suitable for you and you may complete an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English ability.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. You will produce a service/treatment portfolio that includes evidence of practical services carried out with proficiency to prepare you for employment in the beauty industry.

    There are three areas of assessment:

    • Practical assessment (Observation).
    • Exams to assess underpinning knowledge of the skills.
    • Assignments (written) and oral questioning/professional discussion.
    • Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.

    Aims of the course

    To introduce you to a range of professional skills and the underpinning knowledge required to enter into this versatile and prosperous industry. Techniques delivered in this course relate to all aspects of beauty including manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash/brow tinting and enhancement, facial and skincare, make-up, retail skills, health & safety, salon reception, product knowledge and customer service.

    Progression Opportunities

    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 beauty therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

    • commercial salons.
    • destination/day spas.
    • independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.
    • Care homes

    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:

    • Level 3 beauty therapy.
    • Level 3 holistic therapies.
    • sports therapy.

    Facilities

    Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using tools and products recognised in the industry. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients that book in to visit the T'ien salon on site.

    There will be opportunities to venture out on educational visits and participate in professional training and workshops offered by external companies, and there will be competition work.

    Career Options

    • Commercial salons
    • Destination/day spas
    • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
    • Care homes

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,287 p/year
24+ £1,287 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 06/09/2021 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 1 year
    Start Date 06/09/2021
    End Date 01/07/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 1,287 p/year
    24+ £1,287 p/year
    International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

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£36,000

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"When I first started the course I was a little unsure if it was right for me, or if I would get through it, but my tutor was absolutely amazing and gave me a lot of support."

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