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Beauty Specialist Techniques - VTCT Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

This qualification will provide students with the skills and associated underpinning knowledge and understanding to work competently as a beauty therapist. Candidates will work in a real working environment within a commercial salon to complete practical assessments. Theory classes will include all associated underpinning knowledge. Candidates will be required to formulate a portfolio of evidence and will have support and guidance throughout their course.

Course content


Candidates will study: Health and safety, client care and communication, nail art, skin tanning techniques, make- up application, manicure and pedicure treatments, facial and eye treatments and waxing services which include; hot, warm and sugaring techniques. Students will also undertake reception duties and promote products and services to clients.


Entry requirements

Applicants must have the necessary personal qualities, communication skills. Applicants must be successful at interview, motivated, committed to maintaining 100% attendance and good appearance and presentation at all times. Learners under 19 years of age will need to complete functional skills or GCSE depending on qualifications already achieved.


Candidates are required to formulate a portfolio of evidence which includes; photographic work, research, case studies, practical evidence and assignments. Practical assessments will take place continually throughout the course in a real working commercial salon environment. Written assessments take place in the form of independent unit test papers which are scheduled periodically throughout the Beauty Therapy course.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course candidates can work within the industry as a beauty therapist or progress to Level 3 Beauty Therapy to enhance CV and broaden job opportunities.

Further information

Upon successful completion candidates can progress to Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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