HAIR AND BEAUTY

Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ £994 p/ year
International £7,680 p/ year

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Overview

This course is a technical certificate qualification aimed at learners who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed Beauty Therapist. Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients whilst providing a range of beauty treatments including facial treatments, skin analysis, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eyelash/eyebrow treatments and make-up applications. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed. You will achieve a qualification accredited by the awarding body VTCT. You will also attain certificates to add to your CV for enrichment workshops delivered by external companies popular to the Hair and Beauty industry. You will also study functional skills or GCSE's in English and maths.

Aims of the course

To introduce you to a range of professional skills and the underpinning knowledge required to enter into this versatile and prosperous industry. Techniques delivered in this course relate to all aspects of beauty including manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash/brow tinting and enhancement, lashes, facial and skincare, make-up, retail skills, health & safety, salon reception, product knowledge and customer service.

Unit Breakdown

This year-long qualification covers:

  • Health safety and hygiene.
  • Consultation techniques and client care.
  • Manicure treatments.
  • Pedicure treatments.
  • Waxing services.
  • Facial treatments.
  • Skin type analysis.
  • Eyebrow shaping services.
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting services.
  • Make-up applications.
  • Anatomy and physiology for beauty therapists.
  • Create retail displays.
  • Presenting a professional image in the salon. You will also study functional skills or GCSE in English and maths. You will have a personal tutor to guide and support you through the course. A weekly tutorial allows you and your tutor to develop individual learning plans that will assist in learning and in developing responsibility for your own learning.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. You will produce a formative service/treatment portfolio that includes evidence of practical service carried out with proficiency to prepare you for summative assessments. There are three areas of assessment: Graded practical assessment (pass, merit or distinction). Exams to assess underpinning knowledge of the skills. Graded synoptic assessment where you will be observed carrying out a range of services from across all the mandatory units. Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a beauty therapist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Commercial salons.
  • Destination/day spas.
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.
  • Care homes. Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3 in one or more of the following areas:
  • Level 3 beauty therapy.
  • Level 3 holistic therapies.
  • Sports Therapy.

Career Options

-Commercial salons.

  • Destination/day spas.
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.
  • Care homes.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs (must include English) at grades A-D/3 and above.
A Level 1 qualification in a relevant vocational area (desirable but not essential). You will meet with staff to discuss if this course is suitable for you and you will complete a free writing task that indicates an appropriate level of English ability and may be asked to perform a trade test if required.

Facilities

Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using tools and products recognised in the industry. Our skilled staff will utilise technology such as ipads and television viewing screens to support practical learning ensuring that you can view demonstrations and close up shots as many times as you need to during your practice. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients that book in to visit the T'ien salon on site. There will be opportunities to venture out on educational visits and participate in professional training and workshops offered by external companies, and there will be competition work.

You will be required to purchase a uniform and a kit. All kits are compulsory to attend and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided on interview. You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on: 02037573000

Process for Application

Standard College Application

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