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Where will this course lead?

You will develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and gain basic skills in beauty and hairdressing. The programme is aimed at learners with a keen interest in the hair and beauty industry but may not have the entry requirements for a higher-level programme.

What will I study?

A selection of units from the list below:

1. Skills for Learning

2. Finding Out About a Topic

3. Designing a Product

4. Creating a Product

5. Presenting to Others

6. Making an Event a Success

7. Providing Customer Service

8. Going on a Visit

9. Financial Awareness

10. Living with Online Technology

11. Using Technology for a Purpose

12. Supporting Other Individuals

13. Communicating with People

14. Problem Solving by Thinking Creatively

15. Contributing to the Community

16. Managing Time

17. Responding to a Situation

18. Health and Wellbeing for the Workplace

19. Using Guidance

How will this course be delivered?

A range of practical sessions within the salons and theory via online resources.

What qualifications will I get?

Pearson BTEC Level Entry 3 Award in Entry to Vocational Study

How will I be assessed?

A range of practical assessments within the salons, you will collate theoretical evidence in the form of assignments, projects, tests, quizzes and presentations.

How do I get a place on the course?

Complete an application form for the course. A good reference and report from your school, a successful interview on a 1-2-1 basis.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is for learners with no GCSE English or Maths qualifications. If you do have GCSE English/Maths, please take a look at our Level 1 or 2 courses.

Students must be 16-19, have a good school report and reference, and must also undertake a successful interview with one of our team.

What else do I need to know?

There will be a strong focus on building your English, Maths, Social Skills and employability skills.

A uniform approximate cost of £20.00

A kit approximate cost £30.00

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Beauty Therapy
Level 1 Hairdressing

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Sept-2023

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

FLNFA141BFF0

Study Mode

Full Time

Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

Sept-2023

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

FLNFB141CFF0

Study Mode

Full Time

Hairdresser/Barber

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

What’s Involved?

Hairdressers and barbers discuss customer requirements, analyse hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style. They wash, condition, bleach, tint or dye hair and provide any necessary basic scalp treatments. They also cut and trim hair using scissors, clippers, razors and combs. They use combs, brushes, blow-dryers or set wet hair in rollers to style or straighten. They shave and trim beards and moustaches. They collect payment, arrange appointments and clean and tidy salons. They also maintain client records and keep up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques. They ensure hair products are stored and used appropriately and observe relevant health and safety factors. They demonstrate, sell and recommend hair care products to clients and advise them on hair care.

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?

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.

Freelance Stylist

Freelance stylists shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair. They are self employed and will often travel to clients.

What’s Involved?

Freelance Stylists discuss customer requirements, analyse hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style. They wash, condition, bleach, tint or dye hair and provide any necessary basic scalp treatments. They also cut and trim hair using scissors, clippers, razors and combs. They use combs, brushes, blow-dryers or set wet hair in rollers to style or straighten. They shave and trim beards and moustaches. They collect payment, arrange appointments and clean and tidy salons. They also maintain client records and keep up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques. They ensure hair products are stored and used appropriately and observe relevant health and safety factors. They demonstrate, sell and recommend hair care products to clients and advise them on hair care.

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.

Beauty Tutor

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.

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.

Special Effects Make Up Artist

A special effects makeup artist is in charge of transforming an actor's appearance when they have to look scary, bloody, beaten up, older-any transformation that requires more than what a regular makeup artist is responsible for.

What’s Involved?

A special effects make up artist is responsible for utilising prosthetics, cosmetics, appliances, and spirit gum to create realistic wounds, abrasions, creature features, deformities, aged-up wrinkles, or anything else that will further immerse the audience into the world. Despite the industry's reliance on CGI, the special effects makeup artist's ability to bring visuals to life through practical techniques is an essential role on the set of any genre film or show.

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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