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Beauty Specialist Techniques VTCT Level 2 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide eyelash and brow treatments, removing hair using waxing techniques, applying make-up, manicure, pedicure and skincare. You will also study instruction on make-application and the creative skill of nail art.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology, health and safety practice in a salon environment, how to contribute to the effective running of a beauty business, how to carry out effective salon reception duties and how to display retail stock to promote sales in the salon.

Entry requirements

Level 1 qualification in either Hair or Beauty or 2 GCSEs grade D or above in either English, maths, science and/or physical education. You may also be asked to take a trade test.


You will be assessed through observation of your practical skills, assignments and online tests. You should be prepared to give and receive treatments and will also be required to develop your own client base for assessment.

Financial information

Learners will need to purchase a uniform and kit from the college suppliers. Expected costs are approximately £260

Future opportunities

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high occupational standard, to enable you to gain employment and progress to further learning at a higher level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016

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    • The Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty Academy is based in the city centre on Rainsford Road. It is home to our Hair and Beauty departments that are run in partnership with the famous Essex hairdresser. 

      It has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped hair and beauty salon - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for study with teaching facilities in both hair and beauty and two classrooms equipped with the latest technology, as well as an enjoyable and relaxing experience for the clients. Laid out over three floors, the campus is a short walk from the main bus station and railway station and even houses a 20m catwalk/runway which are used for our Hair & Beauty end of year shows.

      The campus also houses a Learning Centre, a silent study area and a break out area for students to relax and socialise.