Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is to prepare you to enter a specific sector and job role. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a junior beauty therapist. It is a fast paced course, that will give you all of the skills needed to progress onto a Level 3 qualification and work within this highly rewarding and enjoyable industry.

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as a junior beauty therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a junior beauty therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

What Will I Learn?

You will study: Facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, client care and health and safety as mandatory units. To further enhance your employment and studies, we have carefully selected additional units that must be achieved including spray tanning techniques, reception duties and displaying stock to promote sales.

You will study Anatomy and Physiology alongside these practical units. There are externally set exams for each of these units. We will also offer you opportunities to further enhance your skills with additional courses which will be optional and dependent on your progression and development.

All of your studies will be carried out in a fully working salon, you will be expected to work on external clients, and on each other. Your practical assessments will take place within the salons, and providing your own clients for assessments will help you to achieve. The theoretical elements for this qualification is undertaken with externally set exams, based on the anatomy and physiology requirements of the area of study, and the practical elements also.

You will also be required to study an essential skills wales qualification in either Numeracy/Literacy/Digital literacy or a GCSE ,alongside Beauty, of which is a mandatory requirement.

Entry Requirements

You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including English Language/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a Level 1 sector skills course qualification including Essential Skills at Level 1, as well as a reference from an employer and/or previous tutor. You may also be asked to complete a practical skills task.

We are looking for learners with a passion for the Beauty Therapy industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided. You will be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. You may be invited to demonstrate your practical skills and flair to ensure progression from L1 to L2 is the correct path for you and your career aspirations.


You will be assessed on your practical skills in our fully working salon on external clients. You will be expected to achieve the 10 externally set examinations. You will build a portfolio of evidence during your studies. You will also study an essential skill's wales qualification .


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £35, Beauty Kit - £111.55, Text Book - £25) (Suggested Optional - Additional Kit £15.87 / £11.56 / £14.28). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • This qualification will allow you to progress onto: Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Level 3 Nail Technology, which is strongly recommended to achieve your full potential for the professional requirements of the industry, or to seek employment within the sector.


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