VTCT Level 2 Facial Skincare and Massage

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If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist specialising in facial skincare treatments, our VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage & Skincare is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence. Our VTCT qualifications are world class and recognised across the UK, Ireland, and internationally and is regulated by national organisations including Ofqual, SQA, DfES and CCEA.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment and how to promote client care and communications in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

Course structure

To obtain VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skincare award, you will need to complete the following three units:

  • Facial Massage and Skincare
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene of the workplace
  • Client Care & Communication

This qualification comprises both theory and practical elements. The theory part of the qualification is completed as home-study making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. This includes written assignments and knowledge testing quizzes as required by the awarding body VTCT.

At the time of enrolment on your qualification, you will have access to your study materials (including: manual, power point presentations, worksheets and our Student Handbook). Once you have completed all theory coursework and it has been submitted and marked by an assessor, you will arrange to attend 3 practical assessment days to achieve your VTCT qualification. This will run from 10am – 4pm. There will be a quick re-cap on the theory you have studied at home to confirm knowledge and answer any questions, however the majority of the training days will be spent acquiring and demonstrating your practical skills.

We can then arrange a further multiple choice written assessment day, consisting of 3 separate papers in health and safety, facial skincare and facial anatomy and physiology. A 70% pass rate much be achieved.

Once you have completed your assessment days and deemed to be competent you will receive an ABT accredited certificate from the Beacon Academy to allow you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home and/or in employment.  You will then receive your VTCT qualification certificate (this can take up to 12 weeks to be released from the awarding body VTCT).

We have a Support Team that is on hand to answer any of your questions via email and we will get back to you before the end of the working day.

Course benefits

Our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Facials course will enable you to learn the fundamental skills to offer facial skincare treatments, increase your employment prospects and earning potential as you will be offering a varied range of facial processes from skincare advice to popular express facial treatments to more luxurious facials to address specific skincare needs and also facial massage. It is an excellent follow-on course for those looking to take their knowledge of facial massage and skincare treatments to the next level whether as a standalone treatment or with a view to taking more advanced training beyond completion of the Level 2 certificate.

The qualification not only provides you with extensive career opportunities, it is also internationally recognised and demonstrates your ability to work to an industry-standard level of practice.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requirements to completing this qualification. It can be completed as a standalone qualification within facial skincare treatments or as the first step towards taking more advanced beauty or aesthetics training.

Why choose us

We offer high-quality VTCT accredited training with experienced tutors, professional equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centre is medically led, is well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport and regularly inspected by the awarding body (VTCT); 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.

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