Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
Duration: 36 Weeks
Start Date: September 2024
End Date: July 2025
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Kim Ruddick / Sammy Turner
Course Fees: Price on application.
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques is an exciting, current and industry relevant course that has been specifically designed to offer you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive range of skills and experience required within the growing beauty industry, which will provide you with all the skills necessary for a range of career opportunities.
We will make sure you receive a thorough professional training experience, using the latest techniques in demand within commercial salons and the beauty industry.
Throughout the year you will study a range of topics and you will be performing treatments in a real working salon. You will develop a deep understanding of the importance of health and safety in the salon. You will have the ability to recognise a hazard, carry out risk analysis and follow safe and hygienic working practices. You will learn how to prepare for, and provide, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eyes and facial treatments. Guest speakers are booked in during the academic year to enhance your learning experience and knowledge. During the academic year there will be opportunities to enrich your learning. You will have the opportunity to go to beauty shows which are held in Manchester in October and Birmingham later on in the academic year. You will take part in competitions in house, across our colleges and have the opportunity to enter the world skills competitions. This will prepare you to work in a competitive environment whilst enhancing your professionalism, communication and working as part of a team. You will also have the option of attending additional courses where you can enhance your skills helping you to gain employment. The expectation is that all learners will complete one full day per week of work placement during the academic year. Learners are advised to seek work placement ready for starting the course at interview stage.
Students will learn;
- Client care and communication in beauty related industries
- Provide pedicure treatments
- Provide eyebrows and eyelashes treatment
- Provide facial skin care
- Display stock to promote salon sales
- Follow health and safety practice in the salon
- Provide manicure treatments
- Anatomy and physiology
- Apply skin tanning techniques
- Remove hair using waxing techniques
- Salon reception duties
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist TechniquesExtra Studies:
Functional skills, or GCSE in Maths and English.
You will learn through observing and participating in a wide range of practical activities in our modern commercial salons, from manicures and pedicures to facials and waxing. You will complete written / online tests, oral questions and produce a portfolio.
As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement, and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: Observed work through practical sessions – during practical sessions we encourage you to mirror a professional working environment. Initially setting expectations to ensure you recognise how to demonstrate professionalism. We will explore language that should be used and shouldn’t be used in a professional environment. We will ensure that you are respected and given equal opportunities. Witness statements, Written questions, Oral questions, Assignments, Case studies
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), including Maths and English,
- Level 1 qualification vocational qualification,
- Level 1 functional skills qualification in English and Maths / equivalent is desirable,
- Scottish equivalent,
- A friendly, mature approach and the ability to communicate effectively are essential along with a high level of personal hygiene, personal presentation and awareness of health and safety.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
Upon completion of this course students can progress onto a Level 3 course including Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapies or Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make-up.
This qualification will provide you will the necessary skills to gain employment within the beauty industry working within beauty salons, cosmetics industry, Spas and Hotels and Make up artistry.
Students will be expected to purchase a Beauty kit and uniform, which must be worn to every session - price on application.
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