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about this qualification

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.

Entry requirement 

The learner must be 16 years or older.

The following is the learning assumed to be in place: 

Communication Skills at NQF Level 3.

Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

Units 

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.

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments and 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

Training dates

Group 1 :

12 February - 6 June 

Group 2 :

1 July - 21 October 

Units covered in this qualification 

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units 

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.

Waxing

Removal of hair using hot and cold wax methods

Manicures and Pedicures 

Care of the hands and feet

Nail care

Exfoliation

Massage

Nail painting

Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes 

Lash and brow tinting 

Lash and brow shaping 

Facial and Skincare Consultation 

Skin analysis 

Cleansing

Exfoliation

Facial massage

Face masks

Makeup 

Application of all make-up products

Recognition of face shapes

Corrective make-up

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