Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy | Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0052-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Studying Beauty Therapy at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will give you the skills, confidence and most importantly, the experience to progress into employment or further your skills through study.

This vocational course will extend your skills as a Beauty Therapist by introducing you to a large range of specialist beauty treatments and give you the opportunity to develop your skills in customer service, communication and commerciality, all of which are highly valued by employers. This increased depth of knowledge will prepare you for work in salons, hotels, health and fitness spas, airlines, cruise liners and department stores in the UK or overseas.

The MET has three professional hair and beauty salons on campus. This provides a fantastic working and study environment for our students, who provide treatments to paying customers, giving them real-world experience, which is vital for employment upon graduation. Our expert tutors will give you the skills and confidence necessary for this varied and exciting industry.


Course Units

Course topics include:

  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Skin type analysis
  • Eyebrow shaping service
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
  • Makeup applications
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists
  • Process payments for beauty purchases
  • Promote and encourage beauty retail sales
  • Salon reception duties

How will it be delivered?


  • Service portfolio (does not contribute to the overall qualification grade)
  • Graded practical assessments (50% of qualification grade)
  • Graded synoptic assessment (20% of qualification grade)
  • External examination (30% of qualification grade)

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English, science and maths.

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not have the above qualifications, you can start on the Get Started in Hair & Beauty course.

In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

Your next steps...

What's next?

Students who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

On successful completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy you may wish to continue your studies at Brighton MET and progress to a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy or Media Hair & Makeup.

Future careers:

  • Commercial salons
  • Spas and hotels
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • Beauty and hair salons
  • National health service
  • Product manufacturing and training