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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 17.73

Start: 12/09/2016

Days / Times: Monday 09:00 to 17:00 and Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00 and Thursday 13:00 to 17:00

Tuition (£): 2720.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

Concessions: 1200.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a professional qualification for learners wanting a career in the beauty therapy industry. You will be working towards the City & Guilds VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy – which could be your first step towards a role as a junior beauty therapist within a salon or a health spa.  

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.

You will have an interview and 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.

Course Content

Mandatory units are:
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Provide facial skin care treatment
  • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and lashes
  • Carry out waxing services
  • Provide manicure services
  • Provide pedicure services
There is a range of optional units to select from, with guidance from our beauty team.
 
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.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform are required for the programme.  Details will be available from the curriculum staff during your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
You can pursue a career in a wide range of roles in beauty salons and spas.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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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