About the course
Who is this course for?
The Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is designed to provide learners with a 17 weeks course in which they will learn the necessary practical and theoretical skills to carry out basic beauty therapy treatments and to start their career as a beauty therapist.
A good understanding of English is essential.
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification. It is based on the National Occupation Standards and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC). Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC.
What will I learn?
The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work.
You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard, responsibly deal with the hazards you have found and follow safe and hygienic working practices.
You will also need to be able to locate fire-fighting equipment, first aid resources and have an awareness of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures.
This unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your communication skills to deal with consultations, complaints, client comfort and all forms of client care. You will develop a client-centred approach to all your treatments.
In this unit you will learn about maintaining and improving facial skin condition using exfoliation, skin warming, comedone extraction, facial massage, mask treatments and facial moisturising products. You will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work.
This unit is about removing hair using waxing techniques. The areas to be treated include the eyebrows, face, legs, underarm, and bikini line. You will need to be able to consult with the clientand prepare and plan the treatment. You will also need to provide aftercare advice, including the avoidance of certain activities and the use of home care products.
This unit is about providing eyelash and brow treatments. It covers the use of a variety of consultation techniques to establish the treatment outcomes required.
You will be able to provide eyebrow shaping, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting treatments for clients with different colouring characteristics.
This unit is about providing manicure services to clients. You will learn about consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a treatment plan. You will also learn about filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and using a suitable nail finish.
You will need to carry out effective health, safety and hygienic working practices.
This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleaning and drying the feet, removing excess hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg, and providing a suitable nail finish.
You will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work.
This unit is about providing make-up for a variety of occasions, including day, evening and special occasions. You will be able to work with a variety of skin types and apply a wide range of make-up products to different skin tones and age groups. You will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work.
In this unit you will learn how to create an eye‑catching display using promotional materials, equipment and stock from your salon. Through careful planning, preparation and maintenance of your display, you will learn how to promote your salon and increase sales of services and retail products. You must follow safe working practices during the assembly and dismantling stages of the display.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by professional experts through practical sessions alongside theory in a classroom.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be carried out during the course by an assessor observing your practical work. You will also complete written tests and assignments.
All practical work must be carried out on clients which you will be asked to provide.
Is there anything else I need to know?
You will need to purchase a uniform (black CPBA t-shirt – provided, black trousers and black shoes)
The course fee is
but you can get it for FREE*
This course can be funded by the government – eligibility criteria applies.
* You don’t have to pay for the course if you are between 19-23 years old and this is your first L2 qualification or if you are above 23 years old and unemployed or earn less than £15,736.50/year (for 2018/2019 term). If you are not fully funded you need to pay £100 registration fee.
All learners are required to pay £10 admin fee which will be deducted from the registration fee once they start a course with us. For full terms and conditions of the funding and eligibility please visit http://www.cpba.co.uk/course-funding-2/
You must have a keen interest in beauty therapy.
No prior experience is required.
You must be 19 or older.