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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This is an exam-based qualification for school leavers who wish to pursue a career as a beauty therapist offering specialised massage treatments.

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Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 06/09/21

FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to have GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths. You must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

• Health and Safety
• Client Care and Consultation
• Maintain Personal Health and Wellbeing
• Swedish Massage Therapy
• Explore the Origins of Massage and Principles of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• Apply Stone Therapy Massage
• Provide Indian Head Massage
• Provide Massage with Pre-blended Oils
• Anatomy and Physiology for the Face and Body Systems

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

There are lots of opportunities to participate in trips to venues including Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor, Blackpool NHF Hair and Beauty Competitions and Hair and Beauty UK.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor within the college. You will be assessed on a service portfolio (coalition of learner’s work throughout the course). Practical exams make up 50% of the grade for each unit studied. There are two exams that are completed online with the opportunity to retake a second time if required. All exams are marked externally by the awarding body and make up 30% of the grade. A practical synoptic exam equates to 20% of the final grade which will be Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

You can progress to Level 4 Salon Management at University, or a Level 4 TAQA Assessors Award. You could also progress to a Level 2 Nails or Level 2 Hairdressing qualification, or upskill by studying one of our specialised short courses. Possible career opportunities include: specialised beautician in salons, self-employed mobile beauty business, working on cruise liners or in the film and media industry, hair and beauty sales rep, or working for training providers.

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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