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Beauty Specialist Treatments - VTCT Level 2 Diploma

Course Code:AA1003A

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Gain the knowledge and practical skills required to provide Facial and Eyebrow treatments, Make up, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure, plus an introduction to Massage.

What the course is about

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge to provide beauty treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty industry.

With the other learners in your class, you will gain the practical and theoretical skills required to provide professional beauty treatments in waxing, manicure and pedicure, facial skincare, eye treatments and make-up. You will also gain the necessary skills in client care and communication, and health and safety. In total there are nine units to complete.

As part of this course you will need to achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services, this is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at beauty therapists and nail technicians, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients.

A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work. There may be vocational specialist guest speakers, or employers, invited to share their skills and experience.

Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.

You will initially develop practical skills by working on other learners in your class until you have developed enough skill to offer treatments to clients.

There may be the opportunity to undertake a work placement during your course. Full details will be shared at induction.

Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject.

If you have declared at enrolment that you are unemployed, you may be invited to meet with an Information, Advice and Guidance Officer or employability member of staff, to identify other learning opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.

This is a course leading to a qualification, and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines.

Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee. For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to

Pre-course information session or interview

You will be required to attend an Admission Session prior to enrolling on this course. At this session, you will receive:

  • Full details of what is covered on the course
  • Information as to the pre-requisite skills or qualifications needed prior to enrolling
  • Information as to the home study requirements and commitment
  • A skills check for English/or maths as appropriate
  • Details of learning or financial support that may be available to you

There will be an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. If you have any certificates for qualifications in this subject area, or for English or maths, please bring them with you to the Admission Session.

Please note places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner (see Additional Information below).

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Assessment of progress, tests, exams

This is a Level 2 examination course. Examination dates will be given to you by your tutor at the start of the course and may fall outside of the scheduled class times. Course work is also required to be completed during the course.

  • Awarding body: ITEC
  • Assignments/Course work: For the practical units you will collate and submit a portfolio of evidence, including case studies which is set and marked by your tutor and externally moderated by the ITEC examiner
  • Examination(s):Assessment of practical skills is by way of a practical examination for each unit conducted by an ITEC examiner. There are also multiple-choice questions to complete for some units

As soon as your certificate is received by Skills & Learning, it will be forwarded to you.

You will negotiate a Personal Learning Plan with your tutor identifying the areas you need to develop; this will be reviewed at regular intervals.

Please note that this qualification must be completed within the deadline set. It may be possible to re-sit the examination within the academic year at an additional fee.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

We have designed this course to support you with working in the beauty sector. Successful completion of this course will provide skills and knowledge required for job roles in Beauty Therapy.

No previous experience of Beauty Therapy is necessary, although you may find it useful to have completed a Level 1 course in Beauty Therapy or have some experience of the subject.

You can check the suitability of this course for a preferred career path or route to employment by looking at various job profiles on the National Careers Service website

English language and /or maths skills at Level 1/Level 2 are required. You may be asked to complete an online assessment in English (and maths if applicable) prior to submitting a course application or as part of an admission session.

There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable.

Materials and costs

A text book, set of towels, and kit containing all essential items will be provided for you whilst on the course, in order for you to be able to practise outside the classroom at no extra cost.

Please note these items are on loan to you and MUST BE RETURNED at the end of the course. If it is not returned you will be invoiced for the full cost of a replacement.

There may be a requirement to obtain course books or other resources to support your study. You will be guided by your tutor prior to any purchase.

For information regarding any funding for this course please please refer to the Finance page on our website  border:none windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0cm;padding:0cm">  PLEASE NOTE If you do not attend a pre-booked practical or theory exam without giving the required notice you will be invoiced for the cost. Details of the fees and cancellation notice periods required are available on request.

Next Step

There are opportunities for a Beauty Therapist to find employment in a variety of areas, including beauty salons, spas, cruise ships, hotels or resorts, make up industry, or self-employment (mobile or home based).

You may wish to consider a Level 2 course in Nail Technology, courses in Nail Treatments, a Level 3 Massage Diploma or a course in Hairdressing. Other Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses may be available.

Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work.

There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year.

Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education.

Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Apprenticeship training.

See our website www.skillsandlearningace.comfor more details.

Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible options with you. You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service

For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website and-conditions or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.
Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.
Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.
Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.
Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to
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Course Details

Start Date24 January 2022

LocationOakdale Centre, Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 3DL


Time09:30 - 15:00

Duration31 weeks

SubjectBeauty and Therapies


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £1424. Concessions FREE.


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