VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-up is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist specialising in make-up. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) for make-up 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 beauty therapist specialising in make-up.

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General is for learners seeking to gain beauty and make-up skills (not hairdressing) and for those who wish to work in and develop their skills in a commercial setting. This qualification 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, specialising in make-up ,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 specialising in make-up, 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 

  • VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up 

  • VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services