West Thames College London

Beauty Specialist Techniques - Level 2 (Evening)

This intensive 1-year course covers beauty techniques including facial treatments, skin care, lash and brow tinting and perming, makeup, manicure and pedicure. It is held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.

Key course features


VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques

Level: Level 2

Mode: Part-time

Start Date: 20 September 2017

Who is this course for?

This very intensive course is for students aged 19+ who wish to change career.

About the course

You will study:

  • Facial treatments, including cleanse, tone, massage and masks
  • Selecting appropriate products for skin care
  • Skin diseases and disorders
  • Lash and brow tinting and shaping
  • Light beauty makeup
  • Manicure and pedicure including specialised hand and foot treatments
  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • Related anatomy and physiology, including bones, muscles, the cell, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the nails and hair
  • Professional conduct
  • Reception
  • Stock display
  • Health and safety.

You will be taught by practising professional tutors who specialise in beauty therapy. Your tutor will monitor your progress throughout the year and deal with any problems that arise.

In addition to the course fee, registration fee, and exam fees, you will also need to purchase a beauty kit (approx £250) and pay a materials charge of approx £100.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the year through written and practical assessments and online test papers.

Where next?

Level 3 Beauty Therapy Treatments to become a fully qualified beauty therapist, or further part-time courses. To progress you will be interviewed and need a good level of attendance.

Entry requirements
You should have a good general educational background with good written English. GCSE Biology is an advantage. You must be highly motivated and able to practice your treatments at home. We recommend that you spend at least 4 hours of home study per week in order to successfully achieve this qualification. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
plus £150 exam, £70 textbook and £250 (approx.) beauty kit. Fees may be subject to change.
How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Alina Hazraty

    Level 3 Beauty Therapy

    Alina Hazraty

    "The teaching is really good and the teachers are so helpful. Last year I did ESOL [English for speakers of other languages] support and it really improved my English. The client sessions have been really good. The practice has helped me to remember everything."

  2. Jolita Stiklakiene

    Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma

    Jolita Stiklakiene

    “I was really nervous about returning to study, but now I feel so much more confident in what I’m doing. The teachers have been really fantastic, friendly, supportive and helpful. I really enjoyed the course and really love the college, so I’ve decided to come back in September to do the Level 3. I’ve had the best time at this college.”

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