iTec Beauty Specialist


Programme NameBeauty Specialist

Duration: 1 Year (full time and part time)


Qualification Name: iTec Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists


Purpose of qualification:

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists is to enable Learners to gain the

necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide Beauty Specialist treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the Beauty Therapy Industry. This qualification is suitable for Learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at Level 2. It also provides a sound platform into further training at Level 3



This qualification is for Learners who want to work within the Beauty Therapy Industry. The qualification consists of 11 mandatory units; Learners must also select optional units covering a minimum of 39 hours of Guided Learning (GL). A total of 482 hours of Guided Learning (GL) are required to achieve the full qualification


Why Choose the ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists?

1. This Qualification combines the full range of skills and knowledge for the Learner seeking

employment or self-employment as a Beauty Specialist. 

2. This qualification enables the Learner to become multi-skilled which is required for employment in Industry.

3. This Qualification contains all the skills and knowledge required for employability.

4. Learners may progress on to the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or the ITEC Level 3

Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments or the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage and Electrotherapy Treatments

5. This qualification is recognised by all relevant professional bodies within the Beauty Therapy

Industry for membership and insurance purposes.


The main skills you will perform are:

·       Care of the skin – to include cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage and face masks

·       Care of the eyebrows and eyelashes – to include shaping and lash and brow tinting

·       Application of all make-up products – recognition of face shapes and corrective make-up

·       Care of the hands and feet – to include nail care, exfoliation, massage and nail painting

·       Waxing – to include removal of hair using hot and cool wax methods

·       Salon reception duties

·       You will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the Beauty Industry

·       You will also be able to choose from a range of optional units to complete the qualification, for example:

·       Instruction On Make-up Application

·       Provide Eyelash Perming

·       Apply Individual Permanent Lashes

·       Facial Care for Men

·       Provide Nail Art

·       Provide Threading

·       Remove Hair Using Sugaring

·       Display Stock to Promote Sales in the Salon

·       Create an Image Based on a Theme in the Hair and Beauty Sector



This qualification also provides:

·       The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the beauty treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the Learner will be working over, in particular recognition of skin types, skin and nail diseases and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated

·       Opportunities for Learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a beauty therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

·       Opportunities for Learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Beauty Specialist


Opportunities for Employment

There are opportunities for Beauty Specialists to find employment in a variety of areas:

·       Beauty salons

·       Hotels

·       Health clubs

·       Spas

·       Own business

·       Cruise liners


Once Learners have achieved the ITEC Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists they may progress on to other ITEC or equivalent qualifications at Level 2 or 3, for example:

·       Level 2 Diploma in Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up

·       Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

·       Level 3 Diploma in Massage and Electrotherapy Treatments

·       Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments

·       Level 3 Diploma in Nail Treatments

·       Level 3 Diploma in Fashion and Specialised Make-up

  • Prerequisite : Grade 11
  • Duration : 1 Year
  • Monday to Friday 09am – 1pm


  • Registration 
  • Tuition 
  • International exam 
  • Learner guides and textbooks 
  • Uniform 
  • Kit 

Full time: R50 000.00

Student Loans & flexible payment options are available: Call/WhatsApp – 0737715157.