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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you have already achieved an intermediate beauty therapy qualification and want to build on your knowledge, skills and experience, the Advanced Apprenticeship is for you. You will gain a City & Guilds qualification and be able to make even greater contributions to a commercial salon.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSE at grade D or above including English and/or maths (Grade 3/4 or above), and Science.
  • an Intermediate Diploma or apprenticeship in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.

Course Content

Mandatory Units include:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Provide body electrical treatments
  • Provide facial electrical treatments
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide electrical epilation treatments
  • Hot stone therapy
To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, online testing, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment is on-going throughout the year in the workplace. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be advised.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
Our teaching staff will advise you on the wide range of progression opportunities available, including Level 4 qualifications. If you progress to further study, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English. 
 
Careers
You can advance your career in salons or in self-employment.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Saffron Limb

Saffron Limb

The future looks good for former beauty apprentice Saffron

The future is looking good for newly qualified beauty therapist Saffron Limb. The former Derby College student has completed her advanced apprenticeship and is now working for Studio5 Beauty – the Ilkeston salon where she was once a client. Saffron took her level 3 Beauty course at Derby College and highly recommends it to other people wanting to train as beauty therapists. Saffron would like to run her own salon one day but for the time being she is very happy learning all she can from her experienced colleagues and taking courses in the latest beauty treatments. She enjoys nail art most of all and find her job rewarding. She likes to see clients leave the salon happy because of what she has done for them.

She said: "The Beauty faculty at the Roundhouse is modern and well equipped and has everything you need to prepare you for a good job in beauty therapy."

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