VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up

Course Outline

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a make-up consultant. The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.


This is a vocational qualification which includes all the elements to work effectively as a make-up consultant including mandatory units covering the following: applying make-up, instruction on make-up application and how to provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments.

To further enhance your skills you will learn to display stock in a salon.
You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, and learn how to promote client care and communication in beauty related industries. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as a make-up 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.

Become a Make-up Artist in just 8 Weeks

Career Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a make-up consultant. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a make-up consultant. Career opportunities as a make-up 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

Course Modules

Unit CodeUnit ReferenceUnit TitleLevelCreditsGLH
UV20419F/601/3554Provide eyelash and brow treatments2436
UV20437J/601/4222Apply make-up2541
UV20438L/601/4223Instruction on make-up application2534
UV20453A/601/4458Client care and communication in beauty-related industries2220
UV20483R/600/8763Follow health and safety practice in the salon2322
UV20490J/600/8761Display stock to promote sales in a salon2324