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What will I study?

Full Time Courses

All new learners interested in Beauty will start on the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy and will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Principles of practice for Beauty Therapists
  • Hair removal treatments
  • Facial and skin analysis
  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Light cured gel polish
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Apply make-up services
  • Also Tanning treatments

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Working in the beauty retail industry
  • Communication and customer service
  • Sales and promotional activities
  • Skin care for beauty retail
  • Make-up for beauty retail
  • Retail of additional products for beauty retail

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy qualification covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty and spa therapy industry.

Core topics include:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Provide dry spa treatments

For learners who just fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements we offer Level 1 Beauty Therapy. This qualification is a support role within a commercial beauty type environment and includes a variety of basic beauty skills such as facials, manicure & nail treatments and make-up. This qualification will prepare learners for progression to level 2 Beauty, Make-up and Nails

Work Experience is an essential part of all full time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.

 

Part Time Courses

Level 3 Award in Body Massage (£500)

Level 3 Awards are vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification such as VRQ Diplomas, Technical Diplomas and NVQ’S. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them and the awarding body City & Guilds provide the qualification

To achieve full certification, you complete the mandatory unit and have evidence of prior learning for health and safety (or complete the health and safety unit)

Mandatory Units

Unit 305: Provide body massage

*If required Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

  • Thursday Eve 6-9pm
  • Start Date 4.10.18 (15 weeks)
  • Uniform required and workbook costs £5

Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage (£350)

Level 3 Awards are vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification such as VRQ Diplomas, Technical Diplomas and NVQ’S. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them and the awarding body City & Guilds provide the qualification

To achieve full certification, you complete the mandatory unit and have evidence of prior learning for health and safety (or complete the health and safety unit) 

Mandatory Units

Unit 311: Provide Indian Head massage  

*If required Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

  • Thursday Eve 6-9pm
  • Start Date 28.2.19 (8 weeks)
  • Uniform required and workbook costs £5

 

 

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy/ Junior Therapist

On the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy, you will gain the skills and knowledge to support Senior Therapist and improve the wellbeing of clients.  Junior therapist will carry out the following treatments, manicure, pedicure, waxing, eye treatments, and facials and make up. Junior therapist will also demonstrate the following behaviours, client care, communication techniques with clients and colleagues, time management, teamwork and safe working practice.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Functional Skills

ERR- Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy/Therapist

On the Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy, you will specialise in body massage treatments. You will gain skills and knowledge to carry out the following treatments, body massage, Indian head, stone therapy, aromatherapy, individual lashes and tanning services. You will demonstrate, plan and organise a promotional event, this will give you skills and knowledge in client retention, retail and services sales and how responding to client feedback.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a minimum of 30 hours in the work place. Your College day will consist of maths and English delivery, theory class where you will gain knowledge to carry out treatments and understand the beauty industry. Demonstration and practice class is where you will be hands on gaining and practice your skills as a junior therapist in our purpose built beauty salons and sap facilities.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost-

Level 2- Kit  120.00 Uniform £50

Level 3- Kit  90.00 Uniform £50


How will I be assessed?

All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*) having external end point assessment. This includes:

  • Written theory paper
  • Synoptic practical examination

Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for end point assessment and include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessment.

For level 3 qualifications the ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to HE

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

Continuous on course assessment involving:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set written/online modular tests
  • Oral questioning

What will this lead to?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the beauty therapy industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking a Level 3 qualification in Beauty & Spa or Nail Technologies.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the beauty retail industry.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications.to broaden their skills base such as Level 2 Nail Technologies or Beauty Therapy.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapy aims to provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or Higher Education (HE) pathways within the Beauty & Spa Therapy Industry.

Employment could be found in the following areas: Nail bar/salon, Beauty salon, Media, Cruise ship/hotel, Spa, Product retail or Manufacturing company.

  • Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for career savvy motivated individuals.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Progression for a Junior Therapist-   Advanced Beauty Therapy/ Therapist or Advanced Nail technician or Make up to work in TV/film.

Career options- Retail department store, Spa, High Street Salon Cruise Ship, Therapist or Freelance Junior Therapist. Starting salary- 10,000- 14,000

 

Progression for a Therapist- Advanced Nail technician or Make up to work in TV/film.  Career options- Spa Manager, Retail department store, Salon owner, Cruise Ship, Therapist, Wellbeing centre or Freelance Therapist. Starting salary- 14,000- 17,000

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Beauty

Faculty: Beauty and Make-up

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship

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