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VTCT (ITEC) Level 2
Diploma for Beauty Specialists 


The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide beauty specialist treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty therapy industry.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 2.

It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 3. 


This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty industry.

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units with a total of 300 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification. 

The main skills the learner will perform are: 

  • Care of the skin - to include consultation, skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage and the use of face masks 

  • Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes - to include shaping and lash and brow tinting 

  • Application of all make-up products - to include recognition of face shapes and corrective make-up 

  • Care of the hands and feet - to include nail care, exfoliation, massage and nail painting 

  • Waxing - to include removal of hair using hot and warm wax methods 


The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry. 

This qualification also provides: 

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the learner will be working over, in particular recognition of skin types, skin and nail diseases and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated 

Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a beauty therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving 

Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a beauty specialist 

Entry and Pre requisites

Learners must be 18 year or older with basic numeracy and literacy in place at NQF level 3 or equivalent.

Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services qualification or a regulated equivalent. 

It is the responsibility of the centre to ensure that learners have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to enrol and successfully achieve this qualification. 

Exit and Certification 

Beautiko can only award a Certificate of Competence for this qualification and learners wishing to exit with the Diploma for Beauty Specialist through ITEC, will have to register separately for this qualification exit at an additional cost.

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