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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up & Beauty Consultancy

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

After successfully completing the course you will be able to work in a retail concession in a department store. To work as assistant make-up artist in Theatre or Photographic studio or freelance make-up artist.

Overview of the course: 

Learners will attend 3 hours each week. The session will comprise of theory and practical tasks as well as health and safety requirements in the workplace and will cover theory and practical aspects of make up techniques, lash and eyebrow treatments; Relevant Anatomy and Physiology; Employment Standards and Health and Safety; A portfolio of evidence will be collected by the learner for assessment. This will consist of written, oral and observed practical evidence. Learners should make every effort to provide their own clientele in order to complete their practical assessments.

Entry requirements: 

A Level 1 Beauty Therapy would be desirable and allow candidates to build on existing knowledge. An interest in the beauty industry and good personal grooming is necessary.


The content of this qualification is comprised of make-up techniques, lash and brow techniques, health and safety and client care.

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed through online tests, assignments and practical assessment. A portfolio of evidence will be collated throughout the course.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression options include progression onto Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Nail Treatments (Level 2) and Nail Technology (Level 2).

Length of the course: 

1 Year, part Time


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:


Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

There is a requirement to purchase equipment for this course. The cost of equipment is to be confirmed. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (25 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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