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Waxing – Level 2

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QD2BEWAX
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  • Is this course for you?

    If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist specialising in waxing treatments, our VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

    Students will be required to purchase a uniform and a kit prices are available from the Learner Services Team on request. In addition, there may be extra-curricular trips which have additional costs. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs. As with all FE college courses, you will also be expected to provide your own stationery and always attend college fully equipped for lessons with a folder, note paper and writing implements.

  • Required qualifications

    There are no pre-requirements to completing this qualification. It can be completed as a standalone qualification within waxing treatments or as the first step towards taking more advanced beauty or aesthetics training.

    You should have a strong interest in working in the beauty industry and demonstrate a commitment to succeed.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to remove hair using waxing techniques. The areas to be treated include the eyebrows, face, legs, underarm, and bikini line. You will need to be able to consult with the client and prepare and plan the treatment. You will also need to provide aftercare advice, including the avoidance of certain activities and the use of home care products.

    You will give and receive treatments as part of this course. Students work upon each other for formative assessments; however, models are required for summative assessments.

    Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The written coursework is to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.

  • Careers

    With advanced skills in waxing treatments making you a valuable asset to any salon. You can also work as a Freelance Waxing Specialist providing treatments from home or mobile. The career opportunities are vast!

    Employment in the beauty industry is on the rise with currently nearly 4,000 people employed in the West Midlands and an expected growth of 2.6% within the next 3 years.

    Once completed this qualification you have several options to develop your skills further and enhance your career prospects. You could look to study one of the following:

    • Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques
    • Level 2 Nail Technology
    • L2 Body Massage
  • English and maths

    English and maths are integral to gaining employment and are included on every study programme to support your development and progression in these important skills. Within this course such skills will be embedded into the programme and will support with several key industry needs, such as; costs of treatments, effective communication with clients, and the timings for treatments.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist specialising in waxing treatments, our VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

    Students will be required to purchase a uniform and a kit prices are available from the Learner Services Team on request. In addition, there may be extra-curricular trips which have additional costs. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs. As with all FE college courses, you will also be expected to provide your own stationery and always attend college fully equipped for lessons with a folder, note paper and writing implements.

  • Required qualifications

    There are no pre-requirements to completing this qualification. It can be completed as a standalone qualification within waxing treatments or as the first step towards taking more advanced beauty or aesthetics training.

    You should have a strong interest in working in the beauty industry and demonstrate a commitment to succeed.

  • What skills will I develop?

    The VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to remove hair using waxing techniques. The areas to be treated include the eyebrows, face, legs, underarm, and bikini line. You will need to be able to consult with the client and prepare and plan the treatment. You will also need to provide aftercare advice, including the avoidance of certain activities and the use of home care products.

    You will give and receive treatments as part of this course. Students work upon each other for formative assessments; however, models are required for summative assessments.

    Much of the qualification is completed as home-study, including written coursework making this an ideal route for those who wish to study flexibly around other commitments. The written coursework is to be submitted and marked by an assessor before you can be progressed to the assessment stage.

  • Careers

    With advanced skills in waxing treatments making you a valuable asset to any salon. You can also work as a Freelance Waxing Specialist providing treatments from home or mobile. The career opportunities are vast!

    Employment in the beauty industry is on the rise with currently nearly 4,000 people employed in the West Midlands and an expected growth of 2.6% within the next 3 years.

    Once completed this qualification you have several options to develop your skills further and enhance your career prospects. You could look to study one of the following:

    • Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques
    • Level 2 Nail Technology
    • L2 Body Massage
  • English and maths

    English and maths are integral to gaining employment and are included on every study programme to support your development and progression in these important skills. Within this course such skills will be embedded into the programme and will support with several key industry needs, such as; costs of treatments, effective communication with clients, and the timings for treatments.

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