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Facial Massage and Skincare

Course Code: FACE

Level: 2
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Seven weeks
When you'll study: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9pm plus two Saturday assessments

About the course

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skin Care is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide facial skin care to enable you to perform your own salon services.

You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment, as well as how to promote client care and communications in beauty-related industries. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

It is important that you have a list of clients that you can call upon to be used for assessment purposes. 

What you'll learn

You will complete the following units of study:

  • following health and safety practices in the salon
  • client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • providing facial skincare.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, a keen interest in skincare is essential.


Assessment will be carried out via practical observation, completion of written assignments and three externally set and marked exams.

What's next?

Following successful completion of this course you can progress on to study other short courses in related subjects.

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.)


Course Code: FACE

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

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.