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Where will this course lead?

This qualification may lead directly into employment in areas such as commercial salons, destination/day spas, independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings, health farms, cruise liners, care homes, airlines or hotel chains.

What will I study?

The Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide advanced facial and body treatments, Anatomy and Physiology for the face and body. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment, and client care and communication in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification.

How will this course be delivered?

The course will be delivered within a commercial salon. Our facilities consist of 2 state of the art beauty salons with interactive whiteboards, you will be using salon exclusive products such as Elemis. The qualification will include external exams, assignments, and practical assessments.

What qualifications will I get?

VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be 2 external exams and 1 graded synoptic exam.

How do I get a place on the course?

A successful College interview will be required.

What are the entry requirements?

4 GCSEs at a grade 4 or above including English

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

What else do I need to know?

The course will run at our Blossomfield Campus.

You will need to come equipped with - Uniform - kit

Uniform and kit approximate cost: TBC

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life.

What can I do after this course?

Other courses in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing or Make up up to degree level including:

· Level 4 in salon management

· Level 4 holistic therapies Make up

· Level 4 advanced beauty therapy

· Level 4 Aesthetics

· Level 3 in Nail treatments

This qualification may lead directly into employment in the beauty services industry, providing a range of beauty treatments.

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Sept-2023

Day

Various

Time

TBC

Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

Course Code

SEABF073BCF0

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.

Make-up artist/Beautician

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

What’s Involved?

Beauticians 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 also recognise problems and refer clients to medical practitioners if appropriate. They 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.

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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