Why take VTCT and NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course

The VTCT and NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course is a highly sought-after qualification in the beauty industry and is ideal for those starting out in beauty therapy.

Fast Track To Expertise

The VTCT and NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course from Ray Cochrane Beauty School is specially designed for students who don’t have 12 months to spare on the traditional NVQ beauty therapy courses usually provided by your local colleges.  Our unique teaching and practising method will enable us to fast-track the VTCT and NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course in as little as 12 weeks (2 days per week course) or 22 weeks (1 day per week course), which includes practical assessments.

We are a small but highly professional beauty school in London and have been specialising in beauty therapist training since 1954.

This level 2 beauty therapy course from VTCT and NVQ is the ideal beauty therapy course if you want to start your career in the highly lucrative and demanding beauty industry.

During our beauty therapy training, you will be fully supported by our highly experienced beauty therapist tutors. We aim to ensure that you are fully prepared to enter the workforce after completing the VTCT and NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course. Compared to other beauty schools, we offer extra beauty tips and training to ensure that you are equipped with the most up-to-date skills in the industry.

Where can this course take you?

After completing a Level 2 Beauty therapy qualification, you will be equipped to work for beauty clinics, spas, hotels, and promote yourself as an accredited beauty therapist. For those wanting to advance as fully qualified beauty therapists, you will also gain access to advanced courses such as our Level 3 Beauty Therapy course.  


Course Outline

What will you learn?

This course will teach you all the basic theory and practical skills necessary for manicures, pedicures, facials, lash & brow treatments and waxing techniques.

You will learn how to give facials, perform face massages and take care of your client’s skin.

You will also learn how to lift, tint and perm eyelashes, as well as tint and shape eyebrows. You will gain confidence in performing warm and hot waxing procedures.

You will master all the aspects of nail care, including manicures and pedicures.

You will explore how to maintain a clean and safe salon environment and how to consult and communicate effectively with clients and as well as performing reception duties and learning how to sell beauty products.

How will you be assessed?

For each unit of the level 2 beauty therapy course, you will perform practical skills, submit coursework and sit for tests.

Assessment will be continuous throughout the duration of your course. The beauty training consists of practical assessments, oral questions, theory tests, and assignments. At the end of the course, you must provide evidence to determine whether you have reached the required level of competence.

Written assessment papers will give further evidence of your knowledge and understanding of the subject. The collation of the assessments will be contained in a portfolio which will contain all document feedback sheets, including all written work.

Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course

 To obtain NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma, you will need to complete the following units:
  • 1 Facials Massage and Skincare
  • 2 Lash Lift ( Lash Perming)
  • 3 Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting/ Shaping
  • 4 Waxing (warm and hot)
  • 5 Nail Treatment ( Manicure and Pedicure)
  • 6 Health, safety and hygiene of the workplace
  • 7 Client Care, Communication, Salon Reception Duties
  • 8 Consultation Techniques and Retail Skills


I feel so lucky of finding RC to study my beauty. They really have high standards and are very professional in this. I can't imagine if I chose the 5 days training somewhere at Essex, there are a lot of knowledge and skills to learn, 18 weeks study length works perfect for me. Teachers are professional and knowledgeable, very patient and generously giving, Highly recommend !!!

_Man Zhang, China

I really enjoyed my level 2 with Catherine. Because I don't have a lot of close people in this country, it was quite difficult to find models for assessments. Luckily, Catherine was really helpful with that. She's so helpful with everything. So I came back for my level 3 with her as well. I'm really happy about this college, teacher and all the program

_Vytenė Suraučiūtė, London

I just completed my beauty therapy level 2 course and so happy that I choose this college. Katherine the teacher is so helpful and friendly. The class size was small and the atmosphere was incredibly nice, we were like the best friends and have the best time.Really enjoyed the course!Thank you, guys.

_Olga Lungu, London

It’s no secret that we love our students and they love being here. Still don’t believe us? Just check out some of our student feedback on our testimonials page.

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Dates and fees
Start Dates Location Course Type Duration Places Left
Sat, 7 Sep 2024 Baker Street 1 day per week every Saturday 22 weeks 5
Course Fee

£2010 (VAT incl.)

Including VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, learning pack, and a beauty tunic

Other Fees

£75 (Beauty Starter Kit)

£65 (Lash Lift Starter Kit)

One day per week  for 22 weeks

Class hours:

Day Course: 10 am to 5 pm

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  • 1 What are entry requirements for Level 2 beauty therapy course?

    This course is open to all, regardless of prior experience. You do not need to have any other VTCT qualifications, as this course is thoughtfully designed for newcomers and seasoned pros alike. Students must be aged 18 and over and must be able to speak and understand English at a level that is sufficient to participate in the course. We make it our mission to never discriminate or allow any form of discrimination against any individual or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 2 Is VTCT equivalent to NVQ?

    **NVQ** – NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualifications. This is the general name given to the courses in the UK. It is important to understand this is not just a certificate for knowledge but also for your skills. **VTCT** – Vocational Training Charitable Trust – this is the assessment organisation that will ultimately award the certificate for your diploma in beauty therapy. Our NVQ courses are awarded by VTCT. This is why you may see the two acronyms used at the same time.

  • 3 What can I do after a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course?

    On successful completion of our Level 2 courses, you could progress to a higher level course, such as Level 3, an apprenticeship or other employment.

  • 4 Will my NVQ/VTCT beauty or aesthetics qualification expire?

    You do not need to renew an NVQ as they don't expire.

  • 5 What are our beauty therapy course tutors like?

    We take great care in selecting our team of educators and staff members. All our tutors possess subject qualifications in the specific areas they teach as well as teaching qualifications. This ensures that they are well-equipped to teach and guide students effectively. We prioritise candidates with a substantial background in the industry. Our tutors with years of hands-on experience bring not only their expertise but also their real-world insights to the classroom.


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