Beauty Therapy VRQ Diploma Level 2 – C8014

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Course Overview

This course is ideal if you who are interested in a career in the beauty therapy industry. It allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this field.

Beauty therapy is a caring and rewarding industry but also requires hard work and dedication. This qualification is intended to provide a broad background of the beauty therapy industry and the vocational skills and knowledge required. Course content is highly practical and covers a broad range of beauty therapy skills. This course is very intense which requires total commitment and self-study at home in order to be successful.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The treatments that will be taught in this qualification are manual facial to include steaming, exfoliation and mask application, manicure, pedicure, eyebrow shaping, waxing, head massage, nail art, make-up, lash and brow tinting. This course also includes reception skills, client care, promoting services and products and health and safety. Additionally, home study will also be needed.

If you are 16-19 years old work experience opportunities and placements are available. You can also choose to take part in other career related activities. For adults, activities will be tailored to your needs.

Entry Requirements

To enrol onto this course you will need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 3 or above in English and maths or Functional Skills level 1 in both English and maths. Additionally, we will also require you to have evidence of 90% attendance and a positive reference from your last place of work or study.
If you are aged 16 to 18, you will be enrolled on a study programme. This will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven’t already achieved a grade 4 or above.

How you will be assessed

This course is an approximate split of 60% practical and 40% theory. There is science-based knowledge that needs to be learnt and understood in order to complete practical treatments and pass this qualification.

You will be assessed through a range of practical assessment techniques, observations, assignments and online unit tests.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £1700.00

Additional Costs

You will need to purchase the Level 2 Leicester College uniform and kit in addition to this you must wear black flat unbranded closed in shoes (no trainers), hair to be tied up away from the face, no jewellery or piercings and nails are to be short and natural i.e. no gel, false nails or varnish.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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Course and Career progression

You will take part in activities that help you to develop your personal skills, such as building your character and confidence. This will help you to live well and move into your chosen career. Work experience opportunities are available that will give you a good insight into careers within the beauty industry.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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