Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a junior beauty therapist.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty therapist including: facial skincare, enhancement of eyebrows and eyelashes, waxing services, manicure, pedicure, effectiveness at work, health and safety and promoting additional products and services to clients.

Course Name: Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
Course code: AB20026
Entry requirements: Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This qualification will qualify learners to become beauty specialists and gain employment at a junior level, this qualification requires our learners to work in our commercial beauty salon, whereby assessments will be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.

Cost: The course fee for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General is £2200. Contact the Academy for further information about our instalment plan.

Admin fee: £125

Uniform: All students are required to purchase a uniform £35

Funding: May be fully funded if you are eligible for public funding.

Need advice about student finance? If you are unsure about what you are entitled to, our Student Advisers are here to help. The Academy can provide you with clear, and confidential advice about what you may be entitled to.

career opportunities

  • Commercial beauty salons
  • Junior beauty therapist
  • Independent, self-employed, mobile and home-based settings
  • Beauty retail concessions

Mandatory Units




Provide facial skin care treatment


Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes


Carry out waxing services


Provide manicure services


Provide pedicure services


Develop and maintain effectiveness at work


Promote additional services or products to customers


Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Optional Units

A minimum of 2 components must be covered.
The Academy prefers to cover the highlighted topics
as they are more desirable in a commercial salon. 




Carry out ear piercing


Provide make-up services


Assist with spa operations


Enhance appearance using skin camouflage


Provide threading services


Fulfil salon reception duties

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