Level 2 Certificate in Make up and Beauty Consultancy


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up and Beauty Consultancy is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty consultant. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty consultant, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test and interview.

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a beauty consultant including the mandatory units, applying make-up and instruction on make-up, client care, health and safety.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments, displaying stock to promote sales and promoting products and services. The structure of this qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the job role of beauty consultant.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the skin, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to prepare the skin and apply a variety of make-up products using different techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up and Beauty Consultancy is to prepare 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 qualification will prepare you for employment as a beauty consultant. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a beauty consultant. Career opportunities as a beauty consultant exist in a variety of contexts, including:

– Working in a retail concession in a department store
– Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings

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

Whilst this qualification’s primary purpose is to prepare you for employment as a beauty consultant, you may choose to develop your skills further by undertaking qualifications in beauty therapy at level 3, these include:

– Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry
– Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up
– Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up
– Level 3 Certificate in Camouflage Make-Up
– Level 3 Certificate in Face and Body Art
– Level 3 Award in Lash Extensions
– Level 3 Award in Airbrush Make-Up