16 Week VTCT Level 2 Diploma In Beauty Therapy

If you are looking to embark on a career as a beauty therapist, working either in a salon or from home and/or mobile, our VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

Our Fast Track programme allows you to complete your qualification within just 16 weeks. Simply attend for 1 day per week for 16 weeks at either our Manchester, Birmingham or London Kings Cross Training centre. You will have access to our Online Student Portal throughout your studies, with coursework modules to be completed online. This will also allow you to gain access to a wide range of comprehensive learning resources including online video tutorials.  Full support is provided by our in-house Support team and professional tutors giving you the very best learning experience. 

Our Fast Track, 16 Week programme is ideal for anyone looking to complete their qualification on a supported but intensive basis to begin working as a Beauty Therapist within the shortest time possible. Perfect for those who are looking to change careers, need to study alongside other commitments such as part time work or childcare; or for those who prefer to study on a basis with more face to face attendance than our Flexible route programme(s).

To register your interest, please give us a call on Freephone 0800 999 2288.

  • Facial Massage and Skincare
  • Waxing
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Luxury Manicure and Pedicure
  • Precision Lashes and Brows
  • Introduction to Make-Up

*You will be required to give and receive treatments throughout the programme as part of this 16 Week training course. Students must be able and willing to receive all treatments. You will be required to be free of nail extensions/gel polish for the nail treatment aspects, free of eyelash extensions for make up/facials training aspects; and to regrow hair to the legs/underarms and brows to at least 0.05cm for the waxing aspects. A full course outline for each week of the programme will be provided upon commencement of the programme to allow you to plan accordingly for each training aspect. Students will also be required to source suitable female models for weeks 12-16 of the programme, who will attend the training centre with you in order to complete practical assessments mandatory to achieve the qualification.

  • A £500 initial payment is required to order to reserve your training place upon the programme. This can be made by calling Freephone 0800 999 2277
  • The remainder of the course fee balance will be due for payment in full at least 6 weeks before the course start date (no later than mid-July 2018).
  • Payment options are available through the DEKO finance scheme to cover the full course fee or course fee minus the £500 initial payment. Contact our team for more information on the payment options available to help spread the cost. To discover finance options, please click on the payment plan option above.
  • Exact start date for the programme will be dependent on chosen venue (London Kings Cross, Manchester or Birmingham training centres only) but the programme will commence within September 2018 and run for 16 consecutive weeks. Attendance is required for 1 day (a set weekday every week) for 16 weeks to achieve the qualification. Training places are strictly limited at each of these venues and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis secured only when initial payment made.

1. Payment in full using Credit / Debit

By making payment in full, you can secure your course place and enjoy the greatest flexibility to book all of your training days at your preferred training centre, in the best way to suit you – whether that’s as a consecutive block (subject to availability) or taken at your own pace. Book securely online 24/7, or call our friendly Advisors by book by phone.


2. Payment Plan – Courses over £299

Our Deko Finance option is available on all courses, diploma course packages and VTCT qualifications over £299. You have four options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.

The Deko finance option allows you book and attend your chosen courses with us while making affordable, monthly repayments to spread the cost. You don’t need to wait to book training sessions, you can complete all training as you wish, selecting from our available scheduled dates without delay. This is a great payment choice for those who desire the flexibility to manage studying around work commitments / childcare or even wish to complete their award as soon as possible; but who need the option to spread the cost into more affordable payments, over a longer term.

You can increase your deposit to reduce your payments and you can pay off early if you wish. No hidden fees or charges. The scheme is subject to the usual credit checks etc.

A VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is becoming the industry-required standard and recognized in many sectors of this lucrative industry. This particular course will enable you to provide many beauty-related treatments and work as a professional beauty therapist, either self-employed or within a salon. You will learn a wide range of practical skills, including deeply relaxing facial massages, precision brow techniques and the basics of make-up application.

Whilst you are perfecting your practical skills during training in weeks 1-11, you will also be consolidating your theoretical knowledge with our comprehensive study material, answering written questions in your electronic workbooks to submit as coursework. You will also be practicing the skills that you have learnt at our training centre on models (friends/family) at home, gradually building a portfolio of treatments to submit as your practical coursework.

Our assessment process will ensure that your techniques, from hygiene requirements to attention to detail, are at a satisfactory industry level, and re-affirm the skills learnt during your practical training. This exciting course is hands-on, provides you with in-depth detail on a range of beauty treatments and it is designed to prepare you to begin your career within the industry. The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognized and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.

Our diploma courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of particular treatments.

Students will require a good command of spoken and written English to complete the VTCT qualification.

You are required to give and receive treatments as part of this course, with students working upon each other so no models are required on training days.  All products and tools are provided for the training days at the centre when you attend. No kit is required to complete the training days, nor included in the course fee.

On the training days, you only need to bring a hand and bath towel for your personal use, completed enrolment form and cold food for your lunch (e.g. sandwich/salad). Tea & coffee are provided on the training days.

We do provide study materials to assist you in completion of your written coursework & in preparation for your assessments. Students will require products/tools at home and to arrange models to complete their coursework/assessments. Our Support team are on-hand to contact by telephone or email throughout the duration of your course to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.

We are so proud at The Beauty Academy to work with such a professional, passionate and friendly team of tutors, all of which hold a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in their specialised sector. Our tutors are also all qualified with either Level 4 PTTLS or equivalent teaching awards in education, with years of experience in beauty-related professional industries. Furthermore, our tutors who are involved in the assessment process all hold an Assessors Award.

We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our tutors and their ability to engage, educate and enrich students from all ages and backgrounds. All of our tutors are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques in the ever-changing industry.

If you would like to read more about our fantastic tutors individually, please have a look at our Meet the Tutors page.

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a diploma certificate issued by The Beauty Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home or mobile.

Once you have completed your assessment days you will receive your qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

Aside from your practical training, your course also involves home-study and assessments as required by the awarding body VTCT. Our qualifications (all levels) require both written and practical coursework to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.

At the time of booking your qualification, you will be sent your study materials (including: workbooks; Student Study Guide; Practical Assignment document; revision notes and our Student Handbook) to get you started with your coursework.

As you complete your practical training, you can begin working on your practical assignment. You will require products/tools at home and also models to enable you to complete the coursework/assessments needed to achieve the qualification. We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email or telephone at any stage during the course of your qualification. 

All courses completed with The Beauty Academy are accredited by ABT allowing you receive a 10% discount off your policy with ABT Insurance when you quote ACADEMY99

The Beauty Academy also offer a discounted insurance scheme with Balens; a Specialist Insurance Brokers aimed at Health and Well-Being Professionals, offering both Therapist and Student Therapist insurance for those who train with us. To learn more about the Balens insurance scheme, please click here.

All of our diploma courses enable you to work from both home and mobile offering the specialised treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have obtained your insurance.

Once you have received your certification from the awarding body VTCT stating your qualification achievement, you are also able to work for larger companies within the industry, including: spas; hotels; salons and cruise-ships etc. The opportunities are endless!

We offer high-quality ABT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT) which we provide qualifications through; to ensure we are giving you the best service for your money. We pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are friendly, welcoming and happy to go the extra mile to deliver the very best student experience possible. 

All courses are run as smaller groups than most other providers, allowing plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards. We also provide free and unlimited on-going access to our Support Team who are available to answer queries or provide guidance within any aspect of your course with us, contactable on either email or telephone.

Following your training, you may like to complete some further in-house diploma training with The Beauty Academy to enable you to offer a wider range of treatments to your clients. These can be completed in as little as 1 day – you can find details of all diploma courses here

You may also consider completing a Level 3 qualification to further your career opportunities within a specialized sector of the industry. To learn more about the qualifications that we offer, please click here.

We also offer a Starting a Business in Beauty Therapy course for our students; a comprehensive, home-study course that would complement any course completed with us, aimed at those looking to launch a business in the industry.

Course Info & Price

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How to Apply

Call us on 0800 999 2277 Apply for Payment Plan Pay only £50 per month*

* Example only. Subject to status. Credit checks apply.

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