This course will give you the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of beauty therapy and go on to work in beauty salons, spas, as a sales representative, on cruise ships, in health centres, or even start your own business.
You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example, an overseas spa trip. Students also have the opportunity to compete in WorldSkills competitions.
This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your initiative.
This course usually takes place over three days.
During the course, you will study units including:
- Body Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Stone Massage
- Blended Aromatherapy
- Anatomy and Physiology
Students will be asked to complete some hours of work placement in a salon.
You will learn in a variety of situations including, theory classes, practical workshops and public salons, which are well equipped to prepare you for the industry.
This range of experience is designed to help you gain confidence, independence and professional awareness.
Assessment will be via:
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment
- Written Examination
Beauty Therapy is an assessment-based programme, and although you will have the time on the course for tutor supported learning, you must be prepared to allocate some of your own time for revision and to complete assignments.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main course. Those students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 (or C) at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them. However, students will still have to achieve the stated Entry Requirements before they start the course.
Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, plus you must show interest and motivation with a keenness to learn.
You will be required to purchase a salon uniform (approx. GBP50) and a kit (approx. GBP100) and text book for your personal use within classes. If the cost of these items would be a challenge and you live in a low income household/ or are in financial hardship, please ask Student Services about the financial support available.
Please speak to the course tutor if you require further guidance.
NB: Enrolment on this course is dependent on meeting the Entry Requirements stated above.
After Your Course
You will gain the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of Beauty Therapy either locally or further afield.
You could work within the industry in a number of areas, such as:
- Beauty salons
- Health farms
- Sales representatives
- Cruise ship
- Health centres
- Self employed
Progression opportunities to Higher Education include the Level 4 Salon Management or Management roles.
We have a good relationship with many local salons - they contact us when looking for staff and carry out recruitment days in the college.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.