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:
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.
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
You will be required to complete one mandatory unit:
Optional units are:
You will be assessed via written reports, essays, presentations, vocationally based projects, practical assessments and case studies.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase. Full details will be given at your interview.
This course is for individuals who want to progress to higher education or management within the sector, to a Foundation Degree in Spa Management and/or to Teacher Education qualifications.
There is a wide variety of job opportunities for qualified beauty therapists, including salon and spa work both in the UK and abroad. Beauty therapists can also work in hotels, on cruise liners, in hospitals and in health clubs.
With further experience, they can become salon owners or follow careers in make-up for photography and fashion, teaching and training, or as technical advisors for manufacturers of beauty products. They could also look at becoming self-employed.
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."