Beauty Therapy
VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals (Beauty Therapist)
18 months

A Beauty Therapist works in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the Hair and Beauty Sector.  The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a cruise ship, through to small bespoke salons or luxury high end beauty salons and spas. A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. A Beauty Therapist will deliver essential one-to-one Beauty Therapy treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’s image, financial viability and reputation. Beauty Therapists act with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.  

What will I learn?

The Level 2 apprenticeship has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in: waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line), hand and nail treatments, foot treatments, facial skin care treatments, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, make-up application and basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder). You will also study health and safety, customer care and reception duties.

How will I be taught?

You will visit College one day per week for theory and practical delivery and the rest of your hours (which generally includes a Saturday) will be spent in the workplace.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a mixture of course work, exams, oral questioning, portfolio of evidence and practical demonstrations. There will also be an end point assessment.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may be able to progress onto the NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will need to wear your salon uniform to College.

Duration: 18 months

Entry Requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. You will need to have good people, dexterity and communication skills as well as a desire to work professionally with the general public.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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