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Level: 1

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This introductory course is designed to meet the needs of learners who want to work in the beauty sector.  It enables you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and for career progression.

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 E/F or above including English and/or maths (Grade 2/3 or above), and Science.

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

Course Content

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image within the salon
  • Skin care
  • Hand care
  • Basic make-up application and themed face painting
  • Basic manicure and pedicure
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Salon reception duties
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

How will I be assessed?

Learners will complete one assignment for each mandatory unit and one assignment for each chosen optional unit, along with practical observations/assessments.  Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can take your skills to the next level on courses such as the NVQ Level 1 in Beauty Therapy and Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.
 
Careers
This course is an excellent starting point for a range of careers in the hair and beauty sector.

 

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

About Ilkeston »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

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.
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