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Where will this course lead?

Our Level 1 in Beauty Therapy course is a specialist vocationally related introductory qualification designed for those interested beginning a career in the beauty industry with little or no previous experience of working in a salon. This course provides the perfect foundation for progression on to our level 2 Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up programs.

What will I study?

During this course you will study:

- Developing Self

- Preparation for work

- Working towards goals

- Working as part of a group

- Nail art

- Manicure

As well as additional units such as;

- Skin care

- Make-up application

Personal and Social development - This includes work experience, target setting, working with others and salon management skills.

How will this course be delivered?

The practical elements of this course will be delivered in the college commercial salons, some demonstrations and practical learning may take place at home using remote learning platforms and practice nails. The other half of the program involves theory sessions and assignment writing which may be done remotely or on the college premises. Work experience will also be completed to provide employability skills.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by practical observations, course work and assignments.

How do I get a place on the course?

Apply online and places are offered by an interview.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above, including English 

Successful interview 

Satisfactory reference 

What else do I need to know?

A minimum of 90% attendance is needed to complete the course however, 100% is expected.

One week of compulsory work experience will take place during the course.

Additional costs for this course are as follows:

- Beauty kit: £ TBC

- Uniform: £ TBC

- You will need to pay for your Kit and uniform unless funding is available for you.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes. If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades additional one to one session is available from our learning zone and are arranged by you and your tutor around your time table.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College & University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

Most learners who are successful on this course will progress to Level 2 NVQ Beauty, Level 2 Make-up, either full time in college or in the work place as an apprentice.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Sept-2023

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

SEACA073BCF0

Study Mode

Full Time

Beauty Therapist

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments and apply cosmetics.

What’s Involved?

Beauty Therapists discuss clients requirements, analyse and advise clients on appropriate skin care, and apply treatments to the face or body. They massage scalp, face and other parts of the body and carry out spray tanning. They use waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair. They also clean, shape and polish finger and toe nails, apply nail extensions. They apply make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advise clients on skin care and make-up techniques. They perform specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, apply skin rejuvenation therapies. They recognise problems and refer clients to medical practitioners if appropriate. They also advise clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming. They maintain client records, sell and advise on cosmetic products and services, and ensure appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.

Beauty Salon Manager

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

What’s Involved?

Beauty Salon Managers determine staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs. They control the allocation, training and remuneration of staff. They provide clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolve any complaints or problems. They also ensure clients' records are maintained. They undertake and/or direct hair treatments and/or beauty therapy. They check and maintain any equipment, and ensure that all safety requirements are met. They also demonstrate, advise on and sell hair and/or beauty products. They ensure financial accounts for the business are maintained.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

What’s Involved?

Massage Therapists manipulate and massage patients to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.

Complementary Therapist

Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of technical and complementary support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 321: Health Associate Professionals.

What’s Involved?

They prescribe diet therapy and give advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness. They diagnose and treat disorders of vision and eye movements, monitor subsequent progress and recommend further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required. They also manipulate and massage patients to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure. They insert needles under the skin, administer aromatic herbs and oils and massage body to relieve pain and restore health. They also advise and prescribe in areas of complementary and alternative medicine.

Beauty Lecturer

Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

What’s Involved?

A Tutor prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials. They prepare, administer and mark examinations, essays and other assignments. They also arrange instructional visits and periods of employment experience for students. They assist with the administration of teaching and the arranging of timetables. They also liaise with other professional and commercial organisations to review course content.

Freelance Beauty Therapist

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments and apply cosmetics.

What’s Involved?

A freelance beauty therapist discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body; massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning; uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair; cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions; applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques; performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies; recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate; advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming; maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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