GCSE English and Maths is an advantage, but candidates must hold a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy. You will take part in a group interview, where there will be an opportunity to ask questions after the course has been discussed. This is followed by a one to one interview. If the candidate meets the course requirements, places are given on the same day. Alternatively, any candidates that do not meet course requirements will be advised on other courses that are available.
Units on the course cover:
• Health and safety
• Client care and consultation
• Body analysis and skin analysis
• Massages - Swedish massage therapy and mechanical massage
• Body electrical treatment and facial electrical treatment
• Anatomy and Physiology for the face and body systems
A minimum of 30 hours’ work experience is compulsory for all 16 to 18 year-olds as part of the main programme.
There are many opportunities to participate in trips to places such as Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor, and Blackpool NHF Hair and Beauty competitions.
You will be assessed through a service portfolio (coalition of learner’s work throughout the course), graded practical exams, two online exams, and a synoptic exam. Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor within the college.
Upon completing this qualification you may be able to progress to the Assessors A1/A2 award, or a Certificate in Education. You could also work in a beauty salon or spa.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*