VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
VTCT Diploma into the Hair and Beauty Sector
The qualification has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the beauty industry. This course been designed to prepare you for employment as a supervised assistant/apprentice or for further learning in the beauty therapy industry within Bridge Training.
This particular qualification is suitable for you to study as an introduction to beauty education covering many of the basic skills and techniques at this level.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will give you the opportunity to perform your own basic beauty services alongside assisting others in the salon.
The art of photographic make-up
Basic manicure and pedicure treatment
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for either supervised employment in the beauty industry working as an apprentice or for further study at level 2.
– VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
Level 2 Beauty
L2 VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
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. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.
This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior therapist including, mandatory units covering the following: facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, client care and health and safety.
You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: the application of tanning techniques, applying make-up and instruction on make-up application, removing hair using alternatives to wax such as threading or sugaring, eyelash perming, ear piercing or the creative skill of nail art, reception duties and displaying stock to promote sales. The structure of this qualification provides you with the flexibility to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a junior beauty therapist.
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a junior beauty therapist, including:
- Working in commercial beauty salons
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beauty therapist learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3, these include:
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services (QCF)