VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services is a prerequisite course designed to prepare students with handling COVID-19 and reducing the risk of transmission in the salon.

Ray Cochrane Beauty School London will help learners to prepare for the reopening of beauty salons and how to provide treatments safely to their clients in a sterile manner. We have been an approved VTCT centre for many years and are one of the longest-running beauty schools in the country.

VTCT are a highly recognised awarding body and are the leading professional awarding establishment in the UK. This VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services is now mandatory to be completed by any student who will be carrying out their beauty & nail courses.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus, the importance of social
responsibility and the methods used to control transmissions – such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

As you carry out the COVID prevention course online, you will be able to complete it at your own pace in your own home. Once enrolled in the course, we will send you all the course information and learning materials which will include a workbook. This workbook has 62 questions that will help learners remember all of the learning materials to ensure they pass their exam.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to enrol on one of our many beauty courses!

01 How
To obtain VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services, you need to complete 1 module and pass an online theory exam. The module will cover:


  • 1 Understand the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19
  • 2 Understand social responsibility for the beauty therapy and nail services sector in relation to COVID-19
  • 3 Understand the controls necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • 4 Understand the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hand Hygiene and Personal Hygiene in the prevention of COVID-19
  • 5 Understand potential hazards and risks and the workplace procedures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the beauty salon/nail bar
  • 6 Understand decontamination and waste management processes relevant to beauty therapy and nail services
02 This course is part time

Learners can complete the course with 5 to 10 hours of distanced learning. The learner is required to complete a workbook that includes 62 questions prior to sitting a 30 minutes online exam.

Class hours: Flexible

03 Where will this course take me?

If you’re looking to start a career in beauty, this would ensure that you are able to start any of our VTCT and CIDESCO courses. This prerequisite course is VTCT accredited and will prepare learners for employment in the beauty industry as a COVID safe beauty therapist and nail technician.


04 Dates and fees
Total Course Fee (VAT incl.)

Including VAT, Learning Pack, Online Exam Fee and VTCT Registration Fees

Other Fees

£0 (None)

Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Online Online Distance Learning 5 -10 Hours
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