Combined Beauty Therapy Diploma (VTCT)

Qualification code: LIA /200/FE
Credit Value: 112

Days

24

Price

£ 3400 inclusive

Pre-requisites

None

Summary Description of Course

  • Internationally recognised job ready Qualification combining two major Diplomas, an NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy Awarded by VTCT.
  • Foundation starting point to becoming a fully insured competent Beauty therapist. The course covers everything you need to know to provide all the basic popular beauty treatments and the most Advanced treatments that are carried out in salons.
  • Many employers seek Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications as their minimum requirement for employment and now insurance companies are demanding NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, especially if you plan to perform laser hair removal or advanced cosmetic treatments.

You’ll walk away with

A VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy & Knowledge of providing:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Eyebrows
  • Lashes 

A VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy & Knowledge of providing:

  • Facial Electrical treatments
  • Body Electrical treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Electrolysis Hair removal
  • Body Massage
  • Aromatherapy pre-blended oils Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

What Next?

  • Micropigmentation
  • Skin Needling, Plasma & Chemical Peels
  • Advanced Blemish Removal
  • Level 4 Laser & IPL
Beauty Therapy Combined

  • This is a substantial qualification that will cover basic and advanced beauty treatments. 
  • Throughout this qualification, you will develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety.
  • You will develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.
  • You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services.
  • Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) OR Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
  • As a Beauty Therapist, you can progress directly into employment, work as a mobile therapist, open your own Salon or progress onto more advanced Beauty Therapy Level 3 course and Level 4 courses.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Functions of the skin

  • Protection
  • Heat regulation
  • Secretion
  • Excretion
  • Sensitivity

Science of the Skin

  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Subcutaneous layer

Muscles

  • Muscles of facial expressions
  • The skull
  • Bones of shoulder

Composition of blood

  • Function of bloody
  • Circulatory system

Skin types

  • Oily
  • Combination
  • Normal
  • Dehydrated
  • Others

Consultation

  • Contraindications
  • Skin Analysis

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of full facial procedure
  • Students work on each other to provide facial treatments

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on

  • Provide Facial treatments on clients

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Introduction

  • Tutors and students
  • How the VTCT Level 3 awards works
  • what is required and the full itinerary of work and exams

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Functions of the skin
  • The Lymphatic system
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Skeletal System
  • Ageing of the Skin

Work environment

  • Understand and create an effective working environment
  • Remove any hazards
  • Prepare room and equipment
  • Learn how to sterilise and clean equipment before and after use
  • How to present yourself as a therapist
  • Record Keeping
  • How to perform a patch test and interpret the results from the patch test

Facial Electrical treatments

  • You will focus on equipment on the face to improve skin condition and texture, improve lymphatic drainage, muscle condition and body contours.
  • Skin types and skin conditions

Vacuum suction

  • Benefits and effect on body

High frequency

  • Types of current, electrodes, safety precautions, types of applications.
  • Effect of Direct and Indirect High frequency.

Galvanic

  • Galvanic Desincrustation
  • methods for desincrustation
  • Galvanic Iontopherisis
  • Benefits and procedure

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of 3 Face Electric treatments
  • Work on each other

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00 am start

Facial Electrical treatments

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

  • Theory of EMS
  • Reasons for using it
  • Applications
  • Physiological effects

Microcurrent

  • Technology
  • Wave forms
  • Reasons for using it
  • Treatment procedure
  • Types of products to be used with it
  • Homecare

Microdermabrasion

  • Conditions suitable for
  • Applications
  • Treatment procedure

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of 3 Face electric treatments
  • Work on each other

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Introduction

  • Tutors and students
  • How the VTCT Level 2 Diploma works
  • What is required and the full itinerary of work and exams

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Functions of the skin
  • The Lymphatic system
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Skeletal System
  • Ageing of the Skin

Work environment

  • Understand and create an effective working environment
  • Remove any hazards
  • Prepare room and equipment
  • Learn how to sterilise and clean equipment before and after use
  • How to present yourself as a therapist
  • Record Keeping
  • How to perform a patch test and interpret the results from the patch test
  • Theory of Nails

Contraindications to nail treatment

  • Diseases
  • Disorders
  • Infections
  • Inflammations
  • Allergies

The functions of the nail

  • Why do we have nails and what functions do they serve

Reasons for nail treatment

  • Resolve nail problems
  • Aesthetic appearance of nails and hands

Homecare of hands

  • How to look after your nails, aftercare advice for clients
  • How the nail grows
  • Process

Nails Structure

  • Nail bed/dermis
  • Matrix/Germanativum/Stratum Spinosium
  • Lunula/Stratum Granulosum
  • Nail Plate/Stratum Lucidium/Corneum
  • Nail fold
  • Mantle
  • Cuticle
  • Eponicium/Eponychium
  • Peronicium/Perionychium
  • Hyponicium/Hyponychium
  • Free edge

Ingredients in Nail products

  • What the ingredients are and their benefits

Equipment used in Manicure

  • Types of equipment for set up
  • Its purpose
  • How to use the equipment

Manicure procedure

  • Routine
  • Nail filing
  • Nail enamel application
  • Minor nail repair
  • Paraffin wax
  • Hot oil
  • Thermal mittens

Artificial nails

  • Reasons
  • Contraindications
  • Nail types
  • False nails
  • Acrylic nails
  • Nail sculptures
  • Nail extensions

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00 am start

Practical Hands on Manicure

  • Set up Manicure station
  • Demonstration of Manicure
  • Work on each other providing full Manicure treatment

Pedicure theory

Contraindications to a pedicure

  • Nails diseases
  • Skin diseases
  • Foot disorders

Equipment used in Pedicures

  • Types of equipment
  • Set up of pedicure station
  • How to use the equipment

Pedicure procedure

Practical demonstration on how to perform a full pedicure

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Body electrical treatments

  • You will go through the different equipment that’s available for body treatments and choose the correct treatment to improve skin condition and texture, improve lymphatic drainage, muscle condition and body contours.
  • Criteria for choosing the correct client
  • Conditions it can and cannot treat
  • Benefits of body electrical treatments
  • Contraindications to body electrical treatments
  • Preparation of client and skin for treatment
  • Selecting the correct parameters
  • Contra-actions that can occur during and after body electrical treatments
  • After care advice and external factors that can affect the skin

Body Electrical Equipment

  • Vacuum suction
  • High Frequency
  • Galvanic
  • Demonstration of how to use the above equipment.

Practical Hands on

  • Work on each other
  • Work on models

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Body Electrical Equipment

  • EMS
  • Microcurrent
  • Microdermabrasion

Microlance

  • Milia
  • Removal of Milia using microlance

Practical Hands on

  • Body Electrics
  • Demonstration and working on real clients all day

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on providing Pedicures

  • Performing treatments on clients all morning

Practical Hands on providing Manicures

  • Performing treatments on clients all afternoon

Practical Hands on

  • Full salon day performing full Manicures and Pedicures on client

Practical Hands on

  • Full salon day performing full Manicures and Pedicures on clients

Tea and coffee in the morning 10:00am start

Massage

  • Hygiene
  • Creating a professional environment
  • Methods of working safely and hygienically
  • Lymphatic system, Digestive system, Endocrine system, Respiratory system, Olfactory system.
  • Muscle structure, skeletal system, circulatory system and nervous system.
  • Muscles of the face, neck and shoulders.
  • Skin and its functions
  • Body types
  • Postural Faults
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Consultation and decision of treatment plan
  • Contraindications
  • Preparation of treatment
  • Types of massage
  • Types of movements and strength
  • Timings of treatment
  • Privacy of client

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of massage
  • What techniques to use
  • Work on each other for practice

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Massage

  • Work on models all morning practising massage
  • Work on real clients performing full body massage treatments

Tea and coffee in the morning 10:00am start

Wax Depilaton

The Hair

  • Structure of the hair and its functions
  • Medulla
  • Cortex
  • Cuticle

Parts of the Hair

  • Root
  • Bulb
  • Shaft

Structure of the skin

  • Arrector pilli muscle
  • Sebaceous gland
  • Sudoriferous gland

Dermal papilla

The hair follicle

  • Inner epithelial root sheath
  • Outer epithelial root sheath
  • Connective-tissue sheath
  • The nerve supply

Types of Hair

  • Lanugo hair
  • Vellus hair
  • Terminal hairs

Hair Growth

  • Anagen
  • Catagen
  • Telogen

Speed of Growth

  • Scalp hair
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelashes

Types of Hair Growth

  • Hirsutism
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Superflous hair

Factors affecting Growth

  • Time of day
  • Weather
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Colour
  • Part of body
  • Heredity
  • Health and Diet
  • Stress
  • Medical conditions

Skin types and hair

  • Latin
  • Eastern
  • European
  • Afro Caribbean

Structure and function of skin

  • Mast Cells
  • Histamine

Contraindications

  • Check suitability of client
  • Who cannot be treated

Equipment and materials

  • Types of wax
  • Warm wax
  • Hot wax
  • Cold wax

Preparation

  • Client
  • Treatment room
  • Sterilisation/sanitisation

Treatment

  • How to perform the treatment
  • Different techniques
  • Body part areas

Important considerations

  • Contrainidcations
  • Burns
  • Eyethema
  • After care advice

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of waxing techniques
  • Students set up trolley and work on each other large areas

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Waxing

  • Work on models all morning practising Waxing
  • Work on real clients performing full waxing on different body areas

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Pre-blended oils

  • History of aromatherapy
  • What is aromatherapy
  • Massage technique
  • Carrier oils
  • Entry and elimination of essential oils
  • Safety of essential oils
  • Types of blended oils
  • Test Patch

Practical

  • Demonstration of Aromatherapy massage using oils

Practical Hands on

  • Provide Aromatherapy treatments on real clients

Indian Head massage

  • Muscles of the face, neck and shoulders
  • Blood vessels of the head and neck
  • Lymphatic circulation of head and neck
  • Lifestyle and stress
  • Consultation procedure
  • Technique of performing Indian head massage

Practical Hands on

Provide full Head shoulder and neck massage on real clients all afternoon.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Eyebrows & Eyelashes

Shape Eyebrows

  • Different eyebrow shapes
  • Shapes that suit different faces
  • Thickness of eyebrows

Check the clients understanding of treatment

  • What shape does client want
  • What shape will be best for your client

Cleanse & prepare eyebrow area

  • Products that need to be used
  • Show client in mirror

Procedure

  • Keep skin taut to minimise discomfort
  • Removing hair in direction of hair growth
  • Checking finished shape according to clients satisfaction
  • Providing aftercare

Eyebrow & Eyelashes Tinting

  • Tint colours
  • Hair colours

Cleanse & prepare eyebrow area

  • Products that need to be used
  • You will need to protect the surrounding skin
  • Minimise risk of spread of colour to the clients clothes

Procedure

  • Apply the product evenly to ensure all areas of the eyebrow & Eyelashes are covered
  • Time the product development to meet the characteristics of the client & manufacturers

Instructions

  • Leave the treated hair free of product
  • Provide after care

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of Eyebrow shaping
  • Students practice shapes & technique
  • Demonstration on eyebrow & eyelash tinting
  • Students practice eyebrow & eyelash tinting

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on

  • Work on clients performing eyebrow and eyelash treatments

Apply Artificial Eyelashes

  • Strip lashes
  • Individual lashes

Procedure

  • Check and cleanse the area
  • Position and fix the artificial lashes accurately
  • Leaving the eye area free from any product
  • Contraindications
  • Resolve any application problems or contraindications
  • Ensure that eyelashes give a balanced and well proportioned look
  • Ensure they graduate into natural eyelashes
  • Finished result should be to the satisfaction of the client

Practical hands on

  • Demonstration of technique for strip lashes
  • Demonstration of technique for individual lashes
  • Practice on each other

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Electrical Epilation

  • Permanent hair removal on different body areas
  • Equipment
  • Types of hair growth
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Skin types
  • Needle types
  • Current intensity
  • Heating patterns

Methods of treatment and Parameters

  • Procedure of removing hair
  • Diathermy
  • Glavanic
  • Blend
  • Principles of alternating current
  • Parameters

Other considerations

  • Contraindications
  • Consultations
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Safe disposable of contaminated waste

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration by tutor
  • Work on each other and on models

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Electrolysis

  • Work on models providing hair removal on different parts of the body

Practical Hands on Electrolysis

  • Work on Clients all Afternoon

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Eyelashes

  • Perform treatments of strip & individual lashes on models

Lunch Provided

Make up

Contraindications

  • Skin diseases disorders
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Bruises
  • Allergies

Concealers

  • Green
  • Pale pink
  • Yellow
  • Nude

Foundations

  • Liquid
  • Tinted Moisturiser
  • Matte or oile free
  • Stick
  • Powder
  • Mineral
  • Foundation primer

Skin types

  • Dry
  • Mature
  • Combination
  • Oily

Skin Tones

  • Fair/Pale
  • Medium
  • Dark

Contouring

  • Highlighters
  • Contour colours
  • Blusher

Eyeshadows

  • Deep set Eyes
  • Drooping Eyes
  • Close Set Eyes
  • Wide Set Eyes

Eyeliner

  • Liquid
  • Pencil
  • Gel

Mascara

  • Thickening
  • Darkening
  • Lengthening

Lips

  • Lip Liner
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Products to improve condition

Brushes

  • Range of brushes & how to use them

Practical Hands on

  • Demonstration of full make up

Tea and Coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Make up

  • Working on clients providing full make up

Practical Hands on Make up

  • Working on clients providing different make up styles

Home study

  • All resources are provided for you on our student portal and this is where you can download all your assignments which can be completed online and sent to your tutor for marking.
  • We will provide full support and help to complete your portfolio of evidence. This needs to be submitted to VTCT alongside all your exam papers.
  • We will help all our students to complete their portfolio within 4 weeks of their course so we can apply for the VTCT Qualification.

Tea and Coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Practical Hands on Face and Body Electrics

  • Working on clients performing treatments for Face and Body Electrics

Practical Hands on Electrical Epilation

  • Working on clients performing hair removal using electrolysis

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00 am start

Practical Hands on Massage and pre-blended oils

  •  Working on clients performing full body massage treatments

Practical Hands on Indian Head massage

  • Working on clients performing Head shoulder and neck massage treatments

Home study

  • You will return after 4 weeks to sit your exams. This is one full day where you are required to return to our Centre to complete all your 7 NVQ Level 3 exams in strict exam conditions.
  • All resources are provided for you on our student portal and this is where you can download all your assignments which can be completed online and sent to your tutor for marking.
  • We will provide full support and help to complete your portfolio of evidence. This needs to be submitted to VTCT alongside all your exam papers.
  • We will help all our students to complete their portfolio in 4 weeks of the last course date so they can sit their exam successfully and we can apply for their qualification.

Lectures / Seminars

·        Our trainers are leading professionals in the Beauty Industry. 

·        Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.

Practical

·        Our trainers run salons and work in the beauty industry day in day out, so you will receive the most up to date information.

·        Our courses are run in a specialised running clinic, so you can get practical hands-on experience treating real clients. 

Group Work

·        You will work in groups to perform treatments for the practical part of the training. 

·        This breaks the theory up and makes the course a lot more fun and interesting.

·        This refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance.

Discussions

·        Discussions are encouraged throughout the training, this allows reflective thinking, Which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area.

Assignments

This satisfies the theory part of the qualification.

·        Assignments will need to be completed for each of the modules.

·        We will provide you with detailed course material that will allow you to complete the assignments.

·        You can work on the assignments at your own pace, However the quicker you complete them, the quicker you will receive your qualification.

·        100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme.

·        The assignments can be written or you can use audio-visual media to record the answers.

Observations

This satisfies the practical part of the qualification.

·        You will be required to perform treatments on real clients under assessment conditions.

·        We will ensure that you are 100% ready for this part of the course by providing you with enough practical experience.

·        You will perform Facial Treatments

·        Provide Manicure and Pedicure Treatments 

·        Provide a full Waxing service 

·        Perform Eyebrow shaping service

·        Tint Lashes and Brows

·        Provide Basic Make up Service 

Real Running Clinic

 

We go beyond the syllabus. All our courses take place in a real clinic environment. We believe it is important for Learners to have the opportunity to learn as if they were in a real salon, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

Models Provided

You don’t need to worry about providing models for your assessment. Unlike other training schools we are a running clinic so have access to clients that can be your models for assessment.

Teaching

Our Trainers are leaders in the Beauty and Laser Industry. They can pass on years of knowledge and their practical experience to you.We have endless testimonials on students who have trained with us.

Our Courses

Our courses are internationally recognised and will satisfy insurance requirements. We will ensure that you reach a high standard of education and are competent in your chosen subject of study so you can move straight into the job industry. Most of our students secure jobs or set out to open their own salons or clinics.

Careers Support

We will provide you further ongoing support and we are there to help you reach your goal, whether its securing a job with a top chain clinic or salon or opening your dream clinic.

Student Portal

You will gain access to our Student Portal that will support you throughout your study. This student portal has all the Lectures and other resources and materials and Assignments to help complete your portfolio.

Online Student Shop

We have an online shop with student discount to purchase your own kits and any supplies you require.

 


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