The benefits of VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General accreditation
Above all – because it will act as your gateway to employment and exposes you to real life clients and actual work situations – enabling you to gain vital, hands-on experience.
The alternative Level 2 Diploma in beauty therapy (VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques) is also a means to securing a job at a junior level. BUT it doesn’t involve working in a beauty salon and is focussed on acquiring knowledge and skills in a college environment – without exposure to fee paying clients.
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General will provide you with the opportunity to gain experience in a professional working salon, where you will be working with paying customers. Which, to our mind, is the most effective way to launch your career in beauty therapy! Furthermore, this particular qualification can only be gained by attending a learning academy, such as the Aesthetic & Beauty Training College, that offers access to a “real” salon.
Course Fee / Duration
£2995 / 3 days a week for 28 weeks (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday)
What is covered within the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General qualification?
The overriding aim of the qualification is to prepare learners within the 16-19 age group with the necessary skills to work as a junior beauty therapist. The assessment takes place in a live working environment.
This is a comprehensively structured course, which will teach you to work competently and flexibly across a range of techniques that you will encounter as a beauty therapist. Such as:
- Facial skincare
- Enhancement of eyebrows and eyelashes
- Waxing services
- Effectiveness at work
- Health and safety
- Upselling products and additional services to clients
As a learner, you will also have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a number of other specialist areas, including:
- Make-up service
- Salon reception duties
The complete list of available options can be found in the specification section of the Record of Assessment (RoA) learner book.
Is Level 1 Qualification relevant?
If you hold a Level One qualification in Beauty Therapy, this can act as a stepping-stone onto the Level 2 course. Alternatively, entry can be gained following a successful skills test or interview.
Where can this qualification take me?
With your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General certification, you have a wide range of career opportunities that are available to you. These include working in commercial beauty salons, beauty retail concessions or, if you are inclined to plough your own furrow, as an independent or self-employed beauty therapist offering a mobile or home-based service.
Can I gain access to the next stage up – Level 3?
Absolutely! We run combined courses for Levels 2 and 3. This is ideal for learners who want to acquire the basics in junior level beauty therapy and then further develop their technical level skills in the industry. The Level 3 courses we offer include:
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
If you’ve set your sights on a career in beauty therapy, the Aesthetic & Beauty Training College, will set you on the right path.