Beauty Therapy | VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy | Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: VTCT in Beauty Therapy Level 2 Awarding Body: VTCT Fees (September 2023): £1881.00

Why this course?

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This course will develop your skills for facials, eye treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures and makeup. We will also cover health and safety procedures and reception duties. On successful completion, you will have the option of progressing to Level 3 or gaining employment. There is a strong element of theory, including anatomy and physiology, and a weekly minimum of 4-5 hours of home study.

This course is open to 19+ Adult applicants.

This course has limited availability, please apply online now to secure your place.


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0053-1C 04 Sep 2023 Central Brighton TBC 36 weeks £1881.00 Apply
  • alumni Views Claire Rogers
    The benefits for students coming to my business whilst they’re at college is that they're working within a team, they are part of a brand that's really known in the City and also they can see maybe what area they want to specialise in for their future.
  • alumni Views Lucy Yoxen Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3
    The course has enabled me to begin a brand new career in something that I am passionate about and start my own business which is going from strength to strength.
  • student Views Marta Jedrzejewska Level 3 Beauty Therapy
    I have learnt lots of new skills over the past two years, and I liked the fact that I could complete additional enrichment courses to upskill. The tutors have given me confidence and are very supportive and I now feel fully prepared to begin my career within the beauty industry.
  • student Views Mathilde Cimelli Level 2 Beauty Therapy
    I have really gained confidence during this course and learnt professional techniques and skills.
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Entry requirements

Aged 19+. A friendly mature attitude, good communication skills, punctuality and impeccable attendance, as well as taking pride in your personal appearance.

A good level of English reading, writing and comprehension. Grade 4/5 (C) or equivalent in GCSE English, maths and science is desirable, but not essential.


You will be expected to present yourselves in a professional manner, be polite and courteous. You will attend college wearing a uniform, with your hair up, nails cut short and free from varnish, and strictly no jewellery or facial jewellery is allowed. You will be expected to arrive punctual and attend all classes. These are all requirements of the awarding body.

Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Health, safety and hygiene 
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Waxing services
  • Eyebrow shaping service
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services
  • Makeup applications
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists
  • Salon reception duties


You will provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your practical skills and underpinning knowledge. You will also be required to pass externally set exams for each unit.


  • Our Beauty department benefits from fantastic facilities that will provide you with a real-world training experience and a top education.
  • Professional standard beauty and hairdressing salons that are open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment.
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support. 

Why the MET?

You will have access to professional commercial areas and a salon with paying customers giving you the real-world experience highly valued by employers.

Professional kits with high-quality products are available, as well as strong industry and employer links, external trips, guest speakers and product training.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and the beach.

Work experience

Our beauty department has very strong links with local employers, many of whom started their own careers at Brighton MET. 

You will have an opportunity to undertake work experience, which often leads to gaining a permanent position or making valuable contacts.

We hold an annual careers day where local, national and international employers will give seminars. This will give you valuable information and advice about progression opportunities and setting up your own business.

We also hold training days, trips to trade shows and have guest speakers to keep all of your training and knowledge current and up to date.

What's next?

On successful completion, you will have the option of progressing to Level 3 or gaining employment.

Course fees

The course fees are: £1,761.00 for one year.

You may be eligible for discounts or financial assistance depending on your circumstances. Find out more.

You will need to buy uniform and kit for the course (approximately £500).


Adult learners

The course is free if you meet the following criteria

If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 2 or above, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £343 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £549 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £17,004 per year (gross pay)

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees:

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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