Beauty Therapy

L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 18 July 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy General (QCF) is aimed at those learners seeking to work 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 just a realistic working environment, and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a Beauty Therapist including: 

Prescriptive facial

Enhancement of eyebrow and eyelashes – brow shape and lash/brow tinting

Waxing services




Effectiveness at work

Health & safety

Promoting additional products and services to clients

Spa assistant; the therapist in this qualification will assist in the Spa environment as part of their course, where they will be expected to set up, check and maintain the general condition and appearance of a wide range of spa services

Anatomy and Physiology

What you will study

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a Beauty Therapist; Salon Health and Safety. Client consultation.   Prescription facial.    Eye brow and eye lash tinting.   False lash application and removal. Day, Evening and Special occasion make-up application. Manicure and Pedicure. Waxing techniques. Setting up and assisting in Spa environment.

Anatomy and Physiology

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake Work placement in a busy working Salon/Spa to enhance their skills.  This is a requirement of the Full-time course. This will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Course fee per year

Salon Fees: £30.00

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs Grades A* - D including English Language (or equivalent). Satisfactory reference from Course Tutor. Alternatively, successful achievement of Level 1 and satisfactory reference. Satisfactory reference from School or College to indicate good behaviour, attendance and progress.

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessment and practical assessment including exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

18 July 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

20 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General


What our students say

"I enjoy my course because it’s an actual real-life salon so there is real work experience and there are plenty of great facilities here."

Freya Rees
Former Level 2 and 3 Beauty student

Career prospects & further study


The industry generates almost £7.7billion for the UK Economy. NHF (2018).
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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE