VTCT During Lockdown

Do you want to achieve a VTCT qualification during lockdown? Does your local council require a VTCT certificate in Microblading or Micropigmentation for you to be able to gain a special treatment license? Throughout this blog I will hopefully answer all questions around the VTCT qualification, what it is, why you would need it and if it would be suitable to achieve this during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

What is VTCT?

VTCT is a specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. Some similar awarding organisations are ITec, City and guilds and Teffel. All of these awarding bodies are regulated by Ofqual who are an international regulatory body for a vast range of qualifications.

Why would I need a VTCT?

All London boroughs and some outer London boroughs require a VTCT qualification to be accepted for a special treatment license. A special treatment license is where your local council will come and inspect your premises to ensure it is suitable to carry out certain treatments, for example, Microblading or micro-pigmentation. During the visit they will check you have adequate water facilities, the room is of a high clean standard and that all surfaces are washable should you have a blood spillage.

What qualification will I get?

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation


VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Enhancing Eyebrows with Microblading Techniques

How long will the course take?

Once registered, you have a minimum of 12 weeks to complete the VTCT portfolio and a maximum of 12 months. The majority of this qualification is theory-based and can be completed at home. You would need to provide evidence for case studies and attend the academy for your final assessments and exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications?

You can begin your VTCT conversion course if you have already previously completed a Microblading or Micropigmentation course. As long as this course is UK accredited and you feel confident in your practical skills. If you have not already completed a microblading or micro-pigmentation course then you can complete the full VTCT course at your chosen Eclipse location. Available in Bexleyheath, Brentwood, and Ashford. The full 12months to complete will apply to both course options.

How much is the course?

The VTCT conversion course is 999 for each course.

What does conversion course mean?

You will be converting your current microblading certificate to a VTCT qualification

Eclipse Beauty | VTCT Approved

What happens when I start my VTCT conversion?

You will be sent an email with all of the registration information. Once you have been registered, our dedicated VTCT tutor will email you your log book and some instructions. This will be followed up by either a phone call or video call to go through the steps of the course which you can complete from home.

So I can complete all of the theory work from home?

Yes, below is a list of units within each course:

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation

  • Management of health safety and security in the salon – ALL Theory
  • Quality Management of client care in the hair and beauty sector – 90% Theory/ 2 Observations
  • Enhance appearance using Micropigmentation treatment – 50% Theory/ case studies and final assessment

VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Enhancing Eyebrows with Microblading Techniques

  • Client care and consultation – 90% Theory/ 2 observations
  • Enhance appearance using microblading techniques – 50% theory/ case studies and final assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology for microblading techniques – ALL Theory
  • Eyebrow shaping services – 70% Theory/ case studies
  • Health and safety in the salon – ALL Theory

What happens when I have completed my theory work?

Once all of your theory work has been completed, this will be emailed and marked remotely, you can then look to book into the academy for your practical assessments. As soon as the academies are allowed to reopen, we will be rebooking all courses as soon as possible so you can complete your qualifications as quickly as possible.

What if I’ve finished all of my theory work and the academies are still not open?

VTCT are looking into lots of alternative options for people to complete their qualifications remotely as we all know this is a very difficult time for everyone. There will be options to complete all practical work from home if the lockdown continues and please rest assured that  VTCT are doing everything they can to ensure no one is hindered by the Kent beauty academies not being able to reopen.

So the lockdown is a fantastic time to get a real good start on your VTCT qualification. All theory work can be completed from home and you will have a designated VTCT tutor who will support you throughout your course. Sign up and start today at Eclipse school of beauty 😊