What I'll learn
Topics covered include: facial and skin care, cosmetic make-up, manicure, waxing, pedicure, 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.
You'll gain the ability to perform these salon treatments to a professional standard and achieve NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy. Since you'll be training in realistic work environments you will gain the confidence to work in a salon spa or even start your own business.
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.