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Apprenticeships in Beauty & Complementary Therapies are a respected way for new and current industry employees to gain and develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge they need to work in the industry.

Learners at Kendal College are taught in industry specification salons using modern equipment and technology to become proficient in providing the latest services, treatments and techniques.

In this industry, having highly-skilled, knowledgeable and specialised staff is essential to ensure clients are satisfied and keep coming back. We offer apprenticeships courses in all aspects of Beauty & Complementary Therapies, a list of which can be found below.

Beauty Therapist, Level 2

Course Overview

A Beauty Therapist works in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the Hair and Beauty Sector. The work environment can be varied in size, style and ambience, from a cruise ship to small bespoke salons or luxury high-end beauty salons and spas. A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. They demonstrate a willingness to learn, have an enquiring and curious mind and are enthusiastic to learn about their chosen career. In addition, they exhibit a good work ethic applied to learning, drive and commitment to learn and maintain continual professional development. They deliver essential one-to-one Beauty Therapy treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’s image, financial viability and reputation. They complete all duties and treatments within the scope of the occupational role in accordance with legal, industry and organisational requirements within commercially viable times. They act with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.

Entry Requirements

Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start on this apprenticeship.

Topics Covered

Select, use, and apply a range of beauty therapy techniques, products, tools and equipment to provide: waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line), hand and nail treatments, foot treatments, facial skin care treatments, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, make-up application, basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder).

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Level 2 Diploma for beauty professionals, knowledge test and observation.

Start Date

September

Duration

15 months

Advanced Beauty Therapist, Level 3

Course Overview

This course offers you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive range of skills and experience required within the growing Beauty Therapy industry at an advanced level. This will provide you with all the necessary skills to gain employment within this exciting industry. A career in Beauty therapy offers a diverse range of experiences including hotel and spa work, salon work or working as a beauty therapist on a cruise ship. Successful students can expect to earn in the region of £14,000 - £27,000 per year.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Beauty Therapy.

Topics Covered

Providing body electrical treatments, providing facial electrical treatments, providing body massage treatments, providing electrical epilation treatments, monitoring procedures to safely control work operations, contributing to the planning and implementation of promotional activities, providing single eyelash extension treatments and carrying out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Portfolio of evidence, Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy and practical observations.

Start Date

September

Duration

12 months