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Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 - QCF Certificate

Course code: HPAC358P

Subject area: Beauty Therapy & Makeup Artistry

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

Days of week:


Course date:

11th Sept 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Course location:

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 for 10 hours per week to study the theory and practice of facials, make up, manicure, waxing and eyelash and brow treatments, undertaking practical client work in our commercial 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 6 hours of study will be required for you to complete at home.

Course units
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

What next?
This course is excellent preparation to progress onto the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma course.
Entry criteria
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, or a Level 1 qualification, or job record of a supervisory nature.
Fee information
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost for uniform and kits.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

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. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £632.50

Exam Fee: £89.50

Kit / Clothing: £350.23

Total Cost: £1,072.23

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Kit / Clothing: £350.23

Total Cost: £350.23

Qualifications received
VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques
Learning & method assessment
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 College salon.
User skills
You will learn a variety of skills including interpersonal skills and communication skills. As well as practical skills you will obtain a range of transferable skills including written and oral communication, team working and self-directed learning. You are expected to work in a commercial salon environment, completing nail treatments on paying clients.