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 in maths and English, will undertake a skills test and should present a current portfolio of work. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study. If you are a mature student, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
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 ideal 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.
With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight.
She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character. At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities.
Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.
I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.