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Level 2 Award in Provide Facial Skincare

The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Provide Facial Skincare is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide facial skin care treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty therapy industry.


This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 2.


This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty therapy industry. The qualification consists of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 56 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification.

Learning Outcomes


The main skills the learner will perform are:

  • Facial Skincare – to include consultation, skin analysis, cleansing, massage, application and removal of masks, adaptation of treatment to suit the client’s needs and providing aftercare advice,

  • The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry.

  • The qualification also provides:

  • The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the learner will be working over in particular recognition of skin types, skin and nail diseases and reasons that may affect whether s client should or should not be treated.

  • Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a facial skin care specialist.


Entry Requirements


Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) level 2 Award in infection Prevention (COVIC-19) for Beauty Therapy and Nail Services qualification or a regulated equivalent.


Learners must be age 16 and over.

Opportunities for Progression


Once learners have achieved the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 in Provide Facial Skincare they may progress onto VTCT (ITEC) or equivalent qualifications at level 2 or 3 for example:

  • Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialist

  • Level 2 Certificate in Manicure and Pedicure

  • Level 2 Certificate in Make-up

  • Level 2 Award in Provide Manicure Treatments

  • Level 2 Award in Provide Pedicure Treatments

  • Level 2 Certificate in Waxing

  • Level 2 Certificate in Eyebrow Treatment and Eyelash Enhancements

  • Level 3 Certificate in Eyelash Extensions

  • Level 3 Diploma in Facial Electrical Treatments

  • Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage

  • Opportunities for employment


There are opportunities for a facial skin care therapist to find employment in a variety of areas:

Beauty Salons * Hotels * Health Clubs * Spas * Cruise liners * Own business

This qualification is mapped to National Occupational Standards where they exist and has ensured that best practise in the workplace has been reflected in the qualifications.

This qualification is linked to the relative job rules as well as ensuring that the qualifications reflect the required level of knowledge and ability for the facial skincare specialist at level 2.





To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • External practical examination

  • External theory examination

  • Portfolio of evidence containing – Treatment evidence.

Credit value 7

Total Qualification Time (TQT) 70

Guided Learning (GL) Hours 56

Grading: Pass/Merit/Distinction



Course Duration

Available on request


Available on request

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