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Our Health and Beauty Therapy Department currently offers the following Technical qualifications:

Year One: VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF).

Year Two: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments (QCF).


What makes the provision unique here at Tomlinscote Sixth Form College is our ability to personalise the qualification to meet the needs of the individual. Our small class sizes enable us to provide one to one support allowing students to progress at their own pace. Assessment will take the form of observation, practical projects and on-line written assessments.


We are very proud of our outstanding facilities here at Tomlinscote; students work in a fully equipped commercial salon developing their industry skills and taking responsibility for the care and customer service of all clients using the Salon. In addition further enrichment of learning is supported by direct links to industry with external work placement embedded into the course and visits from and to  leading skincare and beauty brands including Dermalogica, Jessica and Fake Bake.


This VTCT professionally recognised qualifications will provide training and expertise in all areas of VRQ Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapies. Subject areas studied in the first year include facial, waxing, manicure, pedicure, tinting and make-up, self tan and nail art. Progression and advancement onto the Level 3 qualification will see completion of the two year programme with training dedicated to body massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, hot stones and spa treatments. The course syllabus will also cover subject related anatomy and physiology and business studies.

The VTCT VRQ Level 2 and Level 3 technical qualifications are internationally recognised and the standard expected by Employers within the Health and Beauty industry. We have many  success stories with past students finding employment within Spas, Salons, Hotels and prestigious skincare brands.

For more information, please contact the Sixth Form office on 01276 709239, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.