What you will learn

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Preparing to Run a Hair and Beauty Business has been specially designed to enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a successful beauty therapy or hairdressing entrepreneur, including an awareness of the benefits and risks involved in running your own business.

You will also gain an in-depth theoretical knowledge of the laws and regulations in your region which will impact on setting up and running a hair or beauty therapy business.

Ideal if

You own or would like to own a Hair or Beauty business and want to improve your knowledge.

What next

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills and knowledge of beauty therapy which may allow you to progress to a larger course of learning leading to a certificate or diploma qualification. You could go onto other Beauty courses such as:

  • Diploma for Beauty Professionals
  • Award in Nail Technology
  • Diploma in Nail Technology Studies
There are no entry requirements,  all candidate applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.
If you have experience or previous knowledge that will support your application please remember to tell us.

Level 2​ courses fully funded if you are: ​

  • are 19-23 and do not already have a level 2 qualification
  • are 24+ and unemployed or earn below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319 from April 2023)

All applications will need to meet the eligibility criteria.

If you want to check you are able to access this course for free call for a chat 01752 202266.

Apply here 16-18

Make an enquiry 19+ 

If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the Admissions team on 01752 202269.