VTCT L2 Dip in Beauty Therapy
What is this course about?
This qualification is for you if you want a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.
How is it taught
A variety of teaching methods will be used through your training, including practical skills demonstrations, classroom teaching, workshops, role play, discussion and work packs. Some independent study is required for which guidance is given. Practical skills and assessments are carried out on commercial clients within the new purpose built industry standard salon facilities.
How will I be assessed?
The assessment process involves the collection of e-portfolio or paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be meeting and working with members of the public and will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in experience of work.
What else do I need to know?
This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial salons, you will be required to purchase a salon uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended salon uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial salon sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. Optional units may change depending on employer requirements. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials.
What could I do next?
Successful completion of this course could lead to employment in salons offering treatments to the face, hands and feet. Progression onto a higher level qualification for your chosen career path is recommended to enhance your employment opportunities. The progression options are Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy; Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy; Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services; Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up.