This exciting course is specifically designed to prepare you for a successful career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Therapist.
You will delve into the science behind beauty therapy treatments, by exploring anatomy, physiology and electrical science.
You will also provide a range of beauty treatments including skin and body analysis, face and body electrical treatments and Swedish massage.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course will start in September and will take one year to complete.
What will I study?
During this course, you will cover the following units:
- Health and safety in the salon
- Client care and consultation
- Body analysis
- Skin analysis
- Swedish massage therapy
- Body electrical treatments
- Facial electrical treatments
- Electrical science
- Mechanical massage
- Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed by practical observations carried out within a realistic working environment, portfolio evidence, external examinations and a graded synoptic assessment at the end of the course.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have successfully completed a level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent.
Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.
If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.
What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to one of the following courses to enhance your skills and knowledge within another specialist area:
- Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup
- Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapies (based at our St Helens Campus)
- Level 3 Diploma in Nail Technology (Technical)(based at our St Helens Campus)
Alternatively, you may wish to travel the world working on cruise ships, build your clientele in a local salon or spa, embrace the rewards of retail sales or even grow your own business.
As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.
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