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ITEC Diploma in Beauty Specialist
Level 2

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. 

About the qualification


This qualification is for learners who want to work within 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

The primary purpose of the qualification is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in the beauty profession. 




Units covered in this qualification 

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

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


Removal of hair using hot and cold wax methods

Manicures and Pedicures 

Care of the hands and feet

Nail care



Nail painting

Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes 

Lash and brow tinting 

Lash and brow shaping 

Facial and Skincare Consultation 

Skin analysis 



Facial massage

Face masks


Application of all make-up products

Recognition of face shapes

Corrective make-up

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