VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques

Course code: HPAC358P

Subject area: Beauty Therapy & Makeup Artistry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

9:15am - 4:45pm


15th Sep 2020 - 29th Jun 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Specialist.

On this year long fast track course you will attend college one day a week to study the theory and practice of facials, make up, manicure, waxing and eyelash and brow treatments, undertaking practical client work in ‘The Studio’, the college’s therapy salons, as well as practising the treatments in your own time.

There will also be theoretical assignment work and tests to complete throughout the year as you study the underpinning knowledge of the course, such as anatomy and physiology and business practice. Due to the nature of the course an additional 3 hours of study will be required for you to complete at home.

Provide facial skin care treatment
Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
Carry out waxing services
Provide manicure services
Provide make-up services
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Follow health and safety practice in the salon
This course is excellent preparation to progress onto the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma course.
You should be over 18 years of age. You will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages. Further details of the course including uniform, equipment, fees and costs will be discussed with the tutor at interview. You must have at least 2 GCSE’s grade C and above, a Level 1 qualification, or job record of a supervisory nature.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost for uniform, kits etc details of which are given at interview (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £90.00
Books: £27.00
Kit / Clothing: £312.00
Materials: £5.00

Total Cost: £1,684.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £27.00
Kit / Clothing: £312.00
Materials: £5.00

Total Cost: £344.00

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques
The majority of the theory work will all be based on an online portfolio whilst most units have an exam and course work related to them. Most units have 3-7 assessments which are practically based and completed on paying clients at the Studio.