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Beauty Therapy VTCT Level 2 Diploma at Macclesfield College

Course description

This course combines practical work with related theory in providing Beauty Therapy. The majority of your learning will take place in the College‚Äôs Pure Salon, a real working environment. Additionally you will undertake work experience in an external Beauty Salon. This course will also develop your communication and personal skills which are essential in this type of work. 
This is the minimum qualification for anyone who would like to work as a Beauty Therapist. It focuses on a range of skills within the beauty industry.

Course content

During this course you will study the following units:

  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promote additional products or services to clients 
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work 
  • Improve and maintain facial skin condition 
  • Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments 
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques 
  • Provide manicure treatment 
  • Provide pedicure treatment 
  • Provide make-up treatment 
  • Fulfil salon reception duties 

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above. If you have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.

Entry requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs grade D or above 
  • Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, assignments and external written exams.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Financial information

You will need to purchase a uniform and a beauty kit for this course. You will be advised of these and their cost at your admissions interview.

Future opportunities

On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

  • Apply to study the NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy
  • Pursue a career within the Beauty industry such as working in a spa or hotel

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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