Course Advice

020 3757 3000

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 which includes evidence of practical service throughout the year. There are three areas of assessment: graded practical assessment (pass merit or distinction); exams to assess your underpinning knowledge of the skills; and a graded synoptic assessment where you will be observed carrying out a range of services from across all the mandatory units. 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 you need to enter this popular and rapidly expanding industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    This course leads to employment in a variety of settings including commercial retail environments commercial salons/day spas and self-employed/mobile work. While the main purpose of the course of to prepare you for employment you could also progress on to a specialist qualification at Level 3 in beauty therapy holistic therapies and/or theatrical & media make up.Having successfully completed this qualification you will be eligible to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

    Facilities

    Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using industry-recognised tools and products in our fully equipped salon. Our skilled teaching staff will utilise technology such as iPads and television viewing screens to support practical learning enabling you to view demonstrations and close-up shots as many times as you need to during your practice. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients at our T'ien salon on campus. There will also be opportunities to venture out on educational visits and participate in professional training and workshops offered by external companies as well as competition work.In order to attend this course and achieve your qualification you will be required to purchase uniform and a special kit. Further information on this will be provided at your interview. You may be eligible for assistance with equipment expenses (as well as for travel books and childcare) ? for further information please contact our Student Services Team on 020 3757 3000.

    Career Options

    You will be equipped to work in commercial retail environments commercial salons/day spas the NHS product manufacturing and training and in independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 3HBAJ9S0

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+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 05/09/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 36 weeks
    Start Date 05/09/2022
    End Date 30/06/2023
    Course Code 3HBAL9S0

    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+ Please Enquire
    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

£26,000

Beauticians and related occupations

£45,000

Health associate professionals n.e.c.

£36,000

Ruscheyne Humphrey

Ruscheyne Humphrey

"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."

Key information

We want to get you on a course and working towards your career as soon as possible. But there are some things you need to know...

Open Days Find Us Enrolment Fees & Finance FAQs Contact Us

Apply Now

Search for a course or your favourite subject, find more information and begin your application.

snapcode

Do you have a course query and need us to contact you?

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required.
Required field
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
This field is required.
This field is required.
Invalid Input

Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/