Level 2 Diploma in Nails and Make-up
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR2BMN (2324)|
Who is it for?
The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments and Cosmetic Make Up is aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed beautician, make up artist or manicurist. Learners 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). As a beauty therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include: commercial salons, self-employed or counter consultants. Learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at level 3.
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
What does the course involve?
This commercially recognised qualification aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up and nail industry.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology and health & safety. We’ll support you to gain the skills to consult with clients whilst providing beauty treatments.
The course consists of:
- Nail art
- Display stock
- Apply make-up
- Eye treatments
- Health and safety
- Client care
- Anatomy and physiology.
Our expert teachers will guide you to develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.
We’ll also help you to gain problem-solving, team working and research skills throughout the course. You’ll learn how to deliver practical treatments, including manicure and pedicure treatments, eyebrow shaping, eye treatments and lash perming, make-up applications and nail art services.
This is a challenging course, so you need high levels of self-motivation and a strong commitment to study. You must be willing to work as part of a team as well as independently and be punctual, reliable and enjoy working with people.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is carried out with practical observations in the salon, oral questions, written assignments and externally set online/written exams. A portfolio of evidence is submitted to show a range of continual assessments at the end of the course.
How much does it cost?
It is an expectation of professional practice to wear a uniform whilst in salon sessions. It is advisable to purchase a kit to allow you to practise your skills in and out of College. Order forms are available at enrolment. Trips and excursions are available at an additional cost; these include the Clothes Show, Hair and Beauty Live and an 'In House' Competition takes place.
There are several options for progression from this course. It is possible for you to go on to study the Level 3 in Beauty Make-Up Techniques course or Level 3 Massage Therapies at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
Our course also offers the opportunity to go on trips and visits which will enrich your learning experience.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Makeup and Nails
Previous school: Meole Brace School
I wasn’t sure I could do makeup and nails – I have always loved it, but decided to study business after school. However, I wasn’t enjoying myself and decided to take the leap of faith into beauty and I haven’t looked back since. After I’ve completed this course I want to progress onto Level 3. The course is fun and everybody is really nice – teachers and students.
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