VTCT 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.

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General is for learners seeking to work in and develop their skills in a commercial setting and can only be delivered by colleges that have or have access to a 'real' salon and not a realistic working environment.

Career opportunities as a junior beauty therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Commercial beauty salons

  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

  • Beauty retail concessions

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a junior beauty therapist, learners may choose to develop their skills further by undertaking Technical Level qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 3, including: 

  • VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General 

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies