L2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L2 for 19-23 year olds. Free Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

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. This qualification will develop your knowledge and skills to prepare you for employment 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.

Learners will further develop their understanding of the beauty industry

During this course you will be required to carry out work experience that is relevant to the subject you are studying. This is with an external company and allows you to put what you will learn in the classroom into practice. It will also help you to develop a variety of different skills. Upon completion of the course and the industry placement, it can also help you to secure an apprenticeship, employment or assist you with your application for university. We recommend that you start thinking about your placement as soon as you have applied for your course and consider potential employers you may want to undertake the placement with to help you get the most out of the experience. For further information and advice on industry placements please contact the industry placement team on wex@chesterfield.ac.uk Purchase of a kit and uniform are required to attend this course.

Course Content

Key units on this course include:

  • Facial Skincare Treatment
  • Enhancing Eyebrows and Lashes
  • Waxing Services
  • Pedicures and Manicures
  • Professional Practice
  • Health and Safety

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs grade 4 and above, 1 to be English or a Level 1 Beauty Therapy qualification

Assessment Methods

  • Unitised theory exams
  • assignments and summative practical assessments.


The course gives you a solid foundation of understanding and key skills to then progress on to the Level 3 qualifications in Beauty related subjects. You could also progress to a junior role with an employer or onto an apprenticeship.