Reading, RG1 4HJ
This course allows students to learn and develop skills in providing a wide range of professional beauty treatments.
Every year, we successfully train many students in becoming fully-qualified beauty therapists. By choosing a career in this industry, you will have the opportunity to combine creativity with customer care; helping people to look and feel great. Beauticians are specialists in discussing and understanding client requirements, analysing and advising on skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments, and applying cosmetics.
On this Level 2 course you will be supported by expert beauty tutors in gaining professional, hands-on training experience with real clients. You will also develop confidence and customer service skills within an industry-standard salon.
We will help you develop the skills you need to work in the beauty therapy industry, including:
- problem solving
- professional standards
- client consultation
- time management
- customer care
What I'll learn
Topics covered include:
- facial and skin care
- cosmetic make-up
- health and safety standards
- salon managerial skills
- anatomy and physiology
- lash and brow treatments
- sales skills
- customer service and conversational techniques
Functional skill such as maths and/or English (dependant on individual needs) and enterprise weeks will also form part of your programme of study.
You will learn various aspects of skin care and make-up treatments, methods of waxing and basic hair removal and how to give luxury manicures and pedicures. Your study will also look at employment standards and you will develop your communication skills for when dealing with clients.
You will learn about stock control, selling and health and safety so you are aware of safe working practices and salon practices. You will have the opportunity to work in the college salons, supporting other students and dealing with clients in a real commercial environment.
How I'll learn
You'll learn through discussions, expert demonstrations by experienced beauty practitioners and practical activities in our industry-standard facilities.
We are open to the public and are run like a professional salon, so you'll have the opportunity to practice your professional beauty treatments on customers, whilst gaining work experience in the industry.
Your course will also involve a one-week work placement and will be involved in organising and taking part in several enrichment activities that are linked to producing a portfolio of your work.
This course requires a large amount of self-directed study and you will also undertake a functional skill in ICT, maths or communications.
How I'll be assessed
Assessment is continuous throughout the course.
It includes six written exams, practical observations, oral questions, written assessments and some assignments.
You will also produce a portfolio showcasing example of your work.
A minimum of 85% attendance is required by the Examining Board and the college for the successful completion of the qualification.
Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma or entry by successful interview, with an emphasis on lifeskills, employer references, and previous education and communication skills.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.