VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

     Study at your own pace - undertake the different units of study over a period of time and thus build up your Diploma. Do it as quickly or slowly as you like. 
This course covering all the practical skills and underpinning theoretical knowledge to become qualified as a professional beauty therapist. You will be trained to a high level of occupational ability by our highly experienced Beauty Therapy tutor. 
We expect to attract people starting out in beauty and complementary therapy onto this course and /or therapists who are already qualified complementary therapists. Please enquire if you have any questions 
This qualification can take you into private practice  - starting your own beauty salon business, or enhancing your existing practice  or it will make you employable within the beauty industry - spas, salons, hotels, cruise liners etc.   Beauty Therapy is the UK's largest growth industry. 
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The West Shires School is renowned in West Wales for providing an extremely and consistently high level of training for all its students.  We pride ourselves on offering our students a very positive learning experience. We achieve this with small class sizes and by getting to know all our students personally and by genuinely caring that everyone receives the bespoke service they need to attain their goals.  Each person counts and each individual matters to us. Our students can expect to learn in a warm and friendly environment, well supported by our dedicated team of tutors.  

Our training rooms are a part of a large Complementary Therapy Centre, - Alliance Therapy Carmarthen, and so students get to be a part of the whole real-life clinic atmosphere and have plenty of access to real clients and our professional therapists and tutors.  

Modules covered:

Remove hair using waxing techniques -  this unit covers waxing to eyebrows, face, legs, underarm and bikini line.

Provide Facial Skincare - this unit is about maintaining and improving facial skin condition using exfoliation, skin warming, facial massage, mask treatments and facial moisturising products.

Provide eyelash and brow treatments - learning to provide eyebrow shaping and eyebrow and eyelash tinting treatments for clients with different colouring characteristics.

Provide Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments - This unit is about providing eyelash and brow treatments. It covers the use of a variety of consultation techniques to establish the treatment outcomes required. You will be able to provide eyebrow shaping, and eyebrow and eyelash tinting treatments for clients with different colouring characteristics

Provide manicure treatments - You will learn about consulting with the client, recognising
any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a treatment plan. You will also learn about filing and buffing the nails, using skin and cuticle treatments, massaging the hand and lower arm and using a suitable nail finish.

Provide pedicure treatments  - Covering filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleaning and drying the feet, removing excess hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg, and providing a suitable nail finish.

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Client care and communication in the beauty -related industries

Optional extra units

Apply make up - please enquire

Provide eyelash perming - please enquire

Units of Study - Dates and Costs

 You will be required to register as a student of the awarding body VTCT and so if you wish to collect the units required to get the full Diploma you will need to pay their registration fee of £106 at the start of your studies.



Facial Massage and Skin Care:   - with an extra clinic evening to cover assessments which will be discussed with the group and a mutually agreeable time agreed.   This unit of study will also cover the  Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon and the Client Care and Communication.   

Date options:   

 23rd and 24th  May 2020              

25th and 26th July 2020

 12th and 13th September 2020

Cost :   £350 


Remove Hair Using Waxing Techniques

Date options

28th and 29th March 2020 . - clinic evening to be arranged

 20th and 21st June 2020    

 17th and 18th October 2020

Cost:  £200

Provide Manicure and Provide Pedicure Treatments: 

Date options:

11th and 12th April clinic evening to be arranged

 4th and 5th July 2020

 14th and 15th November 2020

Cost:  £200

Provide Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments: 

Date Options:

14th and 15th March

 30th and 31st May

5th and 6th September

Cost :  £200

Mandatory Basic Anatomy and Physiology and Mandatory Health and Safety and Client Care and Communication for all the above units. 

 There is an element of knowledge required in how the body works in health and how to recognise illness or pathologies. 


Commitments and expectations:  We expect our students to demonstrate professionalism and commitment to their studies whilst on this course.  You will be expected to sign our student learning agreement and this covers what the student can expect from the School and what we can reasonably expect from you.   Once commitment to the course has been agreed and you have a place full payment must be made according to the individual arrangements that are made with you.  Leaving the course before it is finished will still mean full payment must be made.