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Basic Waxing Techniques

Course Code: WAX

Level: 2
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5.30pm - 9.00pm, plus one Saturday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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. 

Assessments/Exams

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.

What's next?

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

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: WAX

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £200

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: WAX

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £200

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.