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Basic Waxing Techniques

Course Code: WAX
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5.30pm - 9.00pm, plus one Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in hair removal using waxing techniques.

You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, client care and communication in beauty-related industries.

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.

Course information

The course involves two core units.

  • Client care and communication – this unit is about client care and communication in beauty-related industries. You will develop your communication skills to deal with consultations, complaints, client comfort and all forms of client care. You will develop a client-centred approach to all your treatments.
  • Remove hair using waxing techniques – this unit is about removing 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.

In order to be successful on this course you will need to hold a level 2 health and safety certificate from a recognised beauty or nail qualification.

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement, and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification.

Practical assessments will be carried out on peers in the class and on external clients.

You will be required to complete one external exam paper.

Following successful completion of this course you could progress onto a level 2 beauty course or an Apprenticeship.

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