VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services

VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services


If you are a therapist working or recently qualified in the beauty sector and looking to gain knowledge to work safely with COVID-19 in mind, this qualification is an excellent progression course. Demonstrate to prospective clients and/or employers your commitment to professionalism. Also ideal for salon owners/employers to enable them to implement safe policies and train their staff in Covid-Secure measures and ways of working in beauty.

The aim of this VTCT Level 2 Award is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to work safely. You will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). You  will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required in the beauty salon or nail bar to protect yourself as therapist and clients.

This qualification is completed entirely online, with no attendance of the training centre required making it ideal for completion during lockdown. Completed through our Online Student Portal with full learning resources and access to our Support Team whenever needed. Complete at your own pace, the portal is available online 24/7. This qualification can be completed in as little as 8-12 weeks but you do have up to 12 months to fully complete the course.

  • The importance of social responsibility.
  • The causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19.
  • The methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • The safe working practices required in order to protect therapist & clients.

This VTCT (ITEC) Award is completed entirely online, from home. No attendance of the training centre is required. You will work through the learning resources online through our Student Portal. Study at your own pace, around any other commitments as the portal is available 24/7. Complete a workbook to help consolidate your understanding of the knowledge and theory covered by this course. You will also complete a multiple-choice exam completed online from home using the VTCT assessment portal (Linx) and Zoom.

For more detailed information on the structure of this qualification, please call to speak with one of our friendly Course Advisors on 0800 999 2277.

Our friendly, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over the telephone*. Call on Freephone 0800 999 2277

Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system.

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*Payment in full at time of booking online or by telephone allows you to select 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. Deko Finance (Payment Plan) is available on all bookings over £299. To enquire, simply click ‘Apply for Payment Plan’ on the right-hand side or give us a call to learn more.

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 three options – to make repayments either over 12, 24, or 36 months at only 19.9%, all with just a 20% deposit.

A very important point regarding finance options: Many of our students are fairly young and may not have taken out finance before; perhaps they are living with mum/dad or boyfriend/partner and have not had their own name on an electoral roll for at least 3 years. Now, although it may seem a bit harsh it is very true that all finance companies will view your application very critically if any of the above is true. A way around this is to increase your deposit to say 40% but this needs to be done at the outset and not after you have been rejected.

If you feel that any of the above does apply to you then please just have a word with one of our Course Advisors before making an application.

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.

This VTCT Level 2 Award is ideal for existing or recently qualified beauty professionals looking to develop their knowledge of safe working practices with infection prevention in relation to COVID-19 in mind. It will help give confidence to clients and potential employers of your professionalism. It is also ideal for salon owners / employers looking to learn key knowledge around infection control to enable to them implement safe policies and practices (and convey this to salon employees as needed).

As the qualification is completed entirely online, no attendance of a training centre is required; it is an excellent qualification to complete during lockdown restrictions or flexibly around other commitments. Typically achieved in 8-12 weeks, studying just a few hours a week.

There are no pre-requirements to complete this qualification. It is recommended for existing or recently qualified beauty professionals, salon owners and/or employers in the nail and beauty sector.

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

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.

Completion of this qualification will help to give clients and potential employers confidence in your professionalism and ability to deliver treatments, working safely at all times with infection prevention in relation to COVID-19 in mind. It is also ideal for salon owners / beauty industry employers to help ensure your business has safe practices and policies in place.

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.

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