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Skin Tanning Techniques

Course Code: TAN

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 Skin Tanning Techniques is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to provide self tanning services to specific areas of the body. 

You will learn about manual and spray tanning treatments and how to use professional tanning products such as the tan gun and compressor. You will also learn about the contraindications to tanning treatments, key ingredients and the benefits of the treatment. 

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in tanning application and beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning.

What you'll learn

This unit is about the application of a variety of self tanning products to specific areas of the body, including the face, neck and shoulders, lower arms and hands, lower legs and feet. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout your work. 

You will learn to consult and communicate with your clients to ensure a professional service is given.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however a good level of English is required, along with a positive attitude and a passion for the industry.

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.

What's next?

Following successful completion of this course you may 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: TAN

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £75

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: TAN

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £75

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.