This specialist VRQ route is an excellent way for you to perfect a range of advanced massage techniques. It is aimed at learners who have already achieved an intermediate Beauty Therapy qualification and who now want to concentrate on developing massage skills.
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.
The units you will cover include:
We also offer high achievers the option to complete courses in:
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, written review tests, a final online test, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Assessment is on-going throughout the year on some paying clients.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase. Full details will be given at your interview.
You could consider a Level 4 programme on which you will further your professional knowledge and techniques as well as continuing to develop your skills in maths and English.
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."