VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies (600/8660/9)
VTCT Level 2
Course Pre-Requisites: The are no pre-requirements for this course. Suitable for complete beginners to beauty / nails.
Our Beautician’s Certificate Training Package comprised of training within five of the most popular beauty treatments within the industry, designed specifically for those embarking on a career in beauty and requiring the fundamental skills to launch their business within this exciting industry. You will be taught how to competently perform these treatments to professional standards.
*You will give & receive treatments as part of each of the training days included within this training package. You will need to remove nail extensions/gel polish before the Manicure & Pedicure and Gel Polish courses. You will give and receive waxing treatments so please aim to regrow hair to 0.5cm on legs, underarms & basic bikini areas where possible. Male students will require their own female model on the waxing training day. You must not have received cosmetic procedures such as skin fillers or microblading within the 12 weeks prior to attending the Facials training day.
This diploma package consists of 4 practical training days: Facials (1 day), Manicure & Pedicure (1 day), Dry Manicure & Gel Polish (1 day) and Waxing (1 day). These courses are not run consecutively and you can choose the dates to suit you at your desired training centre (subject to availability).
Each training day runs from 10am – 4pm and we ask students to arrive at 9.45am to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the day practising your practical skills, with a short break for lunch.
This course is available at all of our 10 training centre locations including: London Kings Cross, London Clapham Junction, London Bridge, Reading, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.
All training centre locations are our own exclusive, permanent training facilities are set up, ready to train all-year round. Our centres are highly equipped and staffed by our friendly, fully qualified and experienced tutors. We never train from hotel rooms, conference suites or in-salons to ensure you get the best possible learning experience in spacious, well appointed and easily accessible locations.
All training centres can be reached by public transport. Many centres also have parking on-site or within reasonable walking distance.
Prefer to study online?
Can’t make it to a training centre? Can’t find a date convenient for you? We also offer accredited, online courses available to study conveniently through our Online Student Portal. Study on pc/laptop, tablet or even mobile. Click below to view the Online option for this course:
We do not include any kits within our training courses, however we provide all products and tools required to complete the practical training on the day, at the training centre for you to use. We took this approach following student feedback so that students are not tied into specific kits or brands of products as part of their course fee, before they are trained and able to make an informed choice. Our training courses teach the generic treatment techniques and processes, they are not brand specific.
We recommend attending training where you will gain advice about different brands and suppliers to enable you to purchase products from your chosen supplier directly following your training. We do offer selected starter kits available to purchase through our website & supplied directly from the supplier to you by courier.
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Choose from secure payment options including PayPal, WorldPay or Klarna. Newpay and Payl8r finance are also available, allowing you to spread the cost over 3-12 months. Apply quickly & easily online at checkout, for an instant decision. For more information on finance options, click here
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.
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If you repay your plan in full within 30 days of application, no interest will be charged. On top of the interest agreed for your plan, there will be a £2 credit check fee and a £4.95 application fee. The credit check fee is refunded if you are approved.
- must be aged 18+
- must be a UK resident
- must have online banking
- must have a regular source of income
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Manicure and pedicure treatments are an essential skill for any therapist – all of us want attractive hands, feet and nails. Natural nail treatments, in particular, are growing in popularity amongst all ages and the addition of luxury treatments allows you to up sell your clients and boost earning potential. Gel polish allows your clients to extend their gel polish results, with typically chip free results for 2-3 weeks. Facial treatments are also in high demand with many wanting to achieve flawless, natural skin without needing to apply make-up. A facial is great for relaxation and pampering, but also to help prevent the premature signs of ageing. Waxing treatments are a staple treatment all year round for therapists and help to build regular, loyal clients as maintenance is required every 2-6 weeks. This exciting training package combines some of the most profitable treatments from the salon, allowing you to earn whilst working from home or mobile to suit both yours and your clients’ lifestyle.
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 yet 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.
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. Lash extensions and nail extensions must be removed (see more info above) before attending training days. 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).
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 day(s), you will receive The Beauty Academy diploma which is fully Accredited by Associated Beauty Therapists (ABT). This allows you to gain public liability (beauty) insurance to work with paying clients.
We’ve been providing professional training since 1990 so our diploma is well recognised and accepted within the beauty industry, giving you and your prospective clients confidence in your skills and professionalism.
Diplomas are sent by email within 2 working days of attending your course, allowing you to quickly get started with obtaining insurance, purchasing products/tools from your preferred supplier, and earning offering your treatments to your clients!
The Beauty Academy offers an excellent, 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 as part of our Classroom based courses and/or VTCT qualifications. Read more about insurance options here or Get a quote online now.
Students may otherwise wish to consider the accrediting partner for our classroom courses for insurance. Purchase insurance from ABT quoting code ACADEMY99.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will feel entirely confident within your treatment skills. We recommend taking some time to practice your skills following training but you can look to start working immediately as you wish!
Once you’ve received your certificate, you’ll be able to obtain public liability (beauty) insurance and purchase products/tools from your chosen supplier. Once set up, you can begin working with paying clients, offering your beauty treatments on a freelance basis. It really is that simple! Begin earning from £25-£50 an hour depending on the treatments you offer!
Careers within the beauty industry are vast and you can always extend your treatment skills by taking further courses in future, to meet the demands of your clients, if and when you need to.
We have been providing high quality, private beauty training since 1990. Our diploma is well recognised and accepted within the beauty industry being synonymous with professionalism and expertise. All courses are accredited, either by ABT, IPHM and/or VTCT ensuring you are achieving the best possible qualifications to begin or progress within your beauty career.
We never train from hotel rooms, conference suites or salons to ensure you get the best possible training experience in the right environment for learning.
Our training centres are all exclusive to us and permanent centres, set up ready to train all-year round. All centres are highly equipped and manned by friendly, qualified tutors all with vast experience within the beauty industry. Our 11 training locations are well connected with public transport and many centres have on-site parking or parking within reasonable walking distance for ease of access.
We train with smaller class sizes than most other providers to allow you the best opportunity to ask questions and receive support as you need on the training day.
We continue to support you with your beauty career during your training and beyond, with free and unlimited access by phone and email to our expert Support Team at Head Office. Everyone within our team is a trained beauty professional, ensuring they have the industry know-how to answer your queries both before and after booking your training with us. Have complete confidence in your training choice when you learn with The Beauty Academy!
You will be able to confidently begin working within beauty offering your treatments following your training. However, you may wish to extend your skills and take your career to the next level with further courses to better meet the beauty demands of your clients or to seek advanced opportunities. If so, the following course options may be of interest: