VTCT Qualifications

North West Training College offers VTCT Qualifications in Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 for both Beauty and Nail career paths.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding and assessment organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. With more than 2,000 approved centres worldwide, VTCT has an ever-expanding list of centres throughout the UK and Ireland, with a growing international presence.

VTCT qualifications offer prestigious certification demonstrating high standards of training and assessed competence to verify your skill level to any industry professional, insurer, employer or advanced training provider throughout your career.

Guild qualifications & VTCT qualifications are:

  • Ideal for complete beginners.
  • Great for those who want a flexible study route if they can only attend a limited number of days due to work or childcare commitments
  • For those who want a fast track route into an exciting new career.

If you are already trained within aspects of beauty and wishing to just add on additional qualifications to expand your skills; or are wanting to focus on qualifying within only specific treatments (rather than a full award), you may be better suited to the single unit VTCT certificate and award course routes which are;

VTCT Level 2 in Facials, VTCT Level 3 in Electrical Facials, VTCT Level 2 in Nail Treatments (Manicure & Pedicure), VTCT Level 2 in Nail Technology (Nail Extensions)

If you are new to the industry and looking to gain employment within the industry you may like to look at the following VTCT course options for the following careers as these encompass a wide range of treatment skills ready to give the best possible career prospects;

Beauty Therapist – VTCT Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or VTCT Level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy

Spa / Holistic / Massage Therapist – VTCT Level 3 in Massage Therapy

Nail Technician – VTCT Level 2 in Nail Technology

Make Up Artist – VTCT Level 2 in Cosmetic Make Up

Skincare / Aesthetics Specialist* – VTCT Level 2 & 3 Facials,  VTCT Level 3 in Beauty Therapy or VTCT Level 3 in Beauty Treatments

The VTCT course prices include training, coursework, standard assessment and registration fees.

VTCT awards are highly-valued both in the UK and internationally for excellence. With a longevity of recognition within the beauty sector amongst employers, held in the industry as the gold seal in competence for therapists achieving a VTCT qualification.

VTCT Level 2

VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General

If you are looking to embark on a career as a beauty therapist, working either in a salon or from home and/or mobile, our VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology

If you are looking to embark on a career as a therapist specialising in either UV Gel or Acrylic Nail Extension treatments, our VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Technology is designed to equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-required qualification to be able do this with confidence.

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VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage and Skincare with Dermalogica®

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, PLUS an exclusive Dermalogica® kit included.

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VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-Up and Beauty Consultancy

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up and Beauty Consultancy prepares you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty consultant. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty consultant.

This is the only VTCT qualification which will qualify you as a beauty consultant.

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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Pedicure Services

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Pedicure Services qualification is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleaning and drying the feet, removing excessive hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg and providing a suitable nail finish.

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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Manicure Services

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Providing Pedicure Services qualification is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contra-indications, preparing for the service and producing a service plan. It also covers filing the nails, applying skin and cuticle treatments, cleaning and drying the feet, removing excessive hard skin, massaging the foot and lower leg and providing a suitable nail finish.

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VTCT Level 3

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Micro Dermabrasion Treatments

We will teach you the popular treatment upon completing this will allow you to competently offer this service to your clients and helping them achieve resurfaced, rejuvenated skin. You will be taught the most popular microdermabrasion technique and full client consultation throughout the course of this hands-on, practical training.

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VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a stone therapy massage specialist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a stone therapy massage specialist.

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VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage will prepare you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist.

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VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in Indian Head Massage

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in Indian Head Massage course aims to give you the ability to become a confident Indian head therapist. We will supply you with extensive theory workbooks and provide provide you with support and guidance throughout the training process.  

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VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage confirms your competence in the job role of beauty massage therapist. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a beauty massage therapist.

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VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology prepares you to enter the specific sector of beauty therapy as a nail technician. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a nail technician.

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VTCT Level 3 Award in Anatomical and Physiological Knowledge of Body Systems

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Anatomical and Physiological Knowledge of Body Systems is a qualification that has been specifically designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the main systems of the body.

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VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-up

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-up prepares you to enter the beauty or media sector as a specialist make-up artist, with the specific skill of providing fashion and photographic make-up services. All the units in this qualification directly relate to the role of a specialist make-up artist.

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VTCT Level 4

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy prepares you to enter the beauty therapy sector as an advanced senior beauty therapist.

This qualification will qualify you to gain employment as an advanced senior beauty therapist.

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VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments

The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments is an advanced qualification that has been specifically designed for beauty therapists.

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VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy

The VTCT Level 4 Award in Physiology for Advanced Beauty Therapy is a theoretical qualification focused on developing your understanding of advanced physiological principles relating to the ageing process. It is anticipated that this advanced level of scientific understanding can then be applied across the range of advanced beauty therapy treatments and services.

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VTCT Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatments for Hair Reduction

The VTCT Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatments for Hair Reduction is an advanced vocational qualification which will prepare you to reduce hair growth using intense light and laser systems.

You will develop an understanding of safe working practice and controlling hazards in the salon, and be able to identify those clients suitable for laser and light system treatments.

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VTCT Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation

The VTCT Level 4 Award in Laser and Light Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation is an advanced vocational qualification which will prepare you to provide intense light and laser treatments for photo-rejuvenation of the skin.

The knowledge and skills gained in this qualification include preparing for and providing laser and intense pulsed light treatment to treat skin imperfections including telangiectasia, spider naevi blood spots, fine lines, photo ageing, uneven pigmentation, colour and texture on the face, neck, chest, hands and other body areas with lesions suitable for treatment.

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management prepares you to enter the hair and beauty sector as a salon manager. This qualification covers all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry on to this qualification can be via previous attainment of a hair or beauty qualification at level 3.

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VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Needling is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings. This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial skin needling practitioner.

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VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling

The VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Certificate in Skin Peeling is an advanced therapy qualification aimed at level 3 qualified practitioners aged 18 and over, who wish to add this therapy to their repertoire of treatment offerings. Learners are required to hold a level 3 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent.

This qualification is informed by employers and national occupational standards for beauty therapy and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial skin peeling practitioner.

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