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This is a fast-track course is designed for 19+ adults.

The Beauty Specialist Techniques (VRQ) Level 2 qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to access the beauty industry. 

Learners will develop their communication and customer service skills as well as practical and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. 

The course is scheduled over 2 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons. 

Once you have completed your hands-on training, you will be industry ready.

  • Sector Overview

    The beauty industry offers numerous opportunities for professionals with different specialities to start or advance their careers. If you have knowledge of cosmetic chemistry and skin biology and want to help people look and feel well, you may consider becoming a beauty therapist. It's one of the largest expanding industries within the Hair & Beauty Sector.

    The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambiance, from a cruise ship, through to small bespoke salons or luxury high end beauty salons and spas. A beauty therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are: 

    • Assessment 
    • Interview
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Health and Safety
    • Customer service
    • Manicure & pedicure
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing
    • Make-up application
    • Eyelash & eyebrow treatments
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Practical assessments
    • Theory based assessments
    • Online exams
  • Enrichment

    To further enhance your progression, you will take part in trips and visits, such as Professional Beauty and Salon International. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and create your future.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    • Cosmetic Make-Up course Level 2
    • Beauty Therapy course Level 3
    • Employment
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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