What background and qualifications do you need to join?
You should have an enthusiasm for Beauty Therapy and the desire to learn. Applicants must have GCSE grades A – C English and a Science subject or equivalent. For applicant’s aged 19 and over, suitable work experience and other qualifications may be considered as well as a reference from school, college, employer or previous employer. Adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills are required and may be assessed using a Basic Skills Assessment in Literacy. All applicants are required to satisfy the course team of their suitability at interview. An interview will be arranged on receipt of your application form.
What does the course lead to?
Successful completion leads to an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy with the opportunity to gain employment as an assistant beauty therapist working in related industries such as a salons, hotel, department stores, fitness centres or progress onto higher level courses.
What does the course involve?
This course covers 9 units, which includes Health & Safety, retail, teamwork, skin care and eye treatments, which include eyelash perming, waxing, manicure, pedicure & make-up. All students are required to undertake work experience for a full week. You will also be expected to carry out reception duties as good practice. There will be anatomy and physiology theory which includes knowledge of the skin, skin diseases & disorders, hair structure & function, bones, muscles, blood & lymphatic system of the head, neck and shoulders, bones, muscles, & blood of the hand & forearm, lower leg & foot. Students are required to wear a uniform during practical sessions once accepted on the course. Teaching methods include: Lectures, practical demonstrations, group activities, tutorials, external visit, guest speakers and other enrichment activities.
How much should I study outside class?
This is a comprehensive course that requires a certain amount of home study for both practical and theory each week to complete the course and your portfolio of evidence.
What books and equipment do I need?
You will need to purchase basic stationery supplies such as pens, paper, and a folder. Photocopy cards and floppy disks can be bought from the Skills Centre or Learning Resource Dept should they be required.