Skill level
Course duration
18 weeks (1 day a week)
Course time
10am - 5pm
Kit required
Model required
Course manual
VTCT Accredited
Age requirement
Minimum 16 years old
Additional Instructions
You will be required to complete assessments and produce a course portfolio of evidence


The VTCT NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy is a comprehensive vocational qualification that will kick start your career as a beauty therapist. This course covers all the treatments expected from a qualified beauty therapist, including: facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, client care and health and safety.

This qualification is essential for anyone wanting to enter and thrive in the beauty industry.

This fast track course can be completed around your commitments making it the perfect choice for those wanting a good balance of classroom teaching and home learning.

Entry requirements:

  • No previous experience required
  • Good standard of English sufficient to complete the course competences and online examinations.
  • Students must be over 16 years old to enrol on this course

How long is the course:

  • 18 weeks
  • 10am - 5pm (1 day per week)
  • Maximum class size: 12 students

You will also be required to do home-based learning to practice your skills, complete your homework and online assessments as part of this course.

How will I be assessed:

  • Online theory tests (multiple choice)
  • Observations and oral questioning
  • Practical assessments and assignments
  • Portfolio evidence to demonstrate your understanding

We are committed to making our assessments a supportive and encouraging experience. Our highly experienced tutors will always ensure you are relaxed and confident before undergoing any assessment modules.

Do I need to bring a model

You will only need to bring a model for the practical assessments.
At all other times students will be expected to practice on each other.

What do I need to buy for this course

  • Whilst you are training with us we provide all the materials you will need
  • A uniform will be provided for you on this course
  • Stationery including an A4 folder to hold for your portfolio evidence and course materials

What can I do with this qualification

You can seek employment as Junior Beauty Therapist. Or you can progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy course.

This VTCT NVQ 2 in Beauty Therapy is a highly sought after qualification that will enable you to work in any area within the beauty sector. You can seek employment in commercial sectors such beauty salons, spas, health clubs or in the retail sector or as a self-employed freelancer. You may even decide to progress within the lucrative aesthetics sector or use your internationally accredited qualification to work in hotels or cruise liners around the globe.

We also offer a range of progressive short courses that will complement this qualification and extend the services you can offer to clients once you start working in the industry.

Payment options

  • Pay in full, plus VTCT
  • Pay in 4 interest free instalment: 25% deposit, then 3 x monthly payments - contact us for more information
  • Course price does not include VAT
  • Course price does not include compulsory VTCT Covid-19 exam (£20)

Course Content

This course will cover units:

  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide pedicure treatments
  • Provide facial skincare
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques
  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Apply makeup
  • Provide threading services for hair removal
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