The Beauty Therapy qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units; improving the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure services. Cleansing, toning and moisturising, providing aftercare advice, and basic day make-up application. To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting, photographic make-up and create a hair and beauty image.
To underpin this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety and you will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support you in the beauty therapy industry such as salon reception duties, and working with others. The purpose of this qualification is develop your skills in beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon. You will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate, Essential skills Wales and an Award in Work Experience Qualification
What Will I Learn?
You will study; Units that reflect the needs of the Beauty Therapy profession, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. Primary aspects of Beauty Therapy to enable you to assist the Therapist, Employment Standard,. Health & Safety, Customer Service. You will also study Essential Skills in Communication & Application of Number and Information Technology.
The course contains both theory and practical Beauty Therapy based lessons with many opportunities to work within a commercial environment. The Welsh Baccalaureate- you will explore a wide range of areas including A project and skills challenge certificate
You will also be required to undertake 25 hours’ of work placement; this is a mandatory element of the programme.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A* - E including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a foundation course qualification.
You will be invited to attend a first line interview and attend second line course presentation. You will also be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required. School reference to prove attendance attitude.
You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work on paying clients, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external online examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £35, Beauty Kit - £128.20, Text Book - £25) (Suggested Optional - Additional Kit £15.87 / £11.56 / £14.28). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- On successful completion of this programme you will be able to progress to a Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme. Level 2/3 is strongly recommended to achieve your full potential for the professional requirements of the Industry.
Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor
Average salary: £20,943
Beautician or related occupation
Average salary: £13,728
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
No formal qualifications are required for entry although entrants usually possess a BTEC/SQA award, an NVQ/SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 3, an apprenticeship and/or relevant experience.