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Beauty

Beauty and Make-up

What will I study?

Full-time Courses

All new learners interested in Beauty will start on either the Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy, and will study theoretical aspects of the subject to apply to practical tasks. Learners will be correct on the correct study programme dependant on GCSE grades achieved.

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Entry requirement: three grade 3 GCSEs or above

Core topics include:

  • Working in beauty-related industries
  • Health and safety
  • Client care and communication
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Applying make-up
  • Head massage
  • Shaping and colouring eyebrows

 

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy- Entry Requirements 3 grade 4 GCSE'S including Maths and English

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
  • Tanning treatments.
 

The Level 3 Advanced  Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy covers a wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in this industry.

Core topics include:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Provide stone therapy massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Provide dry spa treatments.

For learners who fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements, we offer  an introduction to Beauty Therapy through  a skills and employability pathway . This qualification is a support role within a commercial beauty type environment, and includes a variety of basic beauty skills such as giving facials, manicure & nail treatments and applying 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 complete a minimum 35 hours in an industry-linked environment per academic year/qualification.

Part-time Courses

The Level 3 Advanced  Diploma in Beauty and Spa Therapy covers a wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in this industry.

Core topics include:

  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Provide body massage
  • Provide stone therapy
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Provide facial electrotherapy treatments
  • Provide body electrotherapy treatments
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Provide dry spa treatments.

 

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 Therapists and improve the wellbeing of clients. Junior Therapists carry out manicures, pedicures, waxing, eye treatments, facials and make up. Junior Therapists also demonstrate excellent client care, communication techniques with clients and colleagues, good time management, teamwork skills and safe working practices.

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 Professionals 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend College one day per week, and complete a minimum of 30 hours in the workplace per week. Your College day will consist of maths and English delivery; a theory class where you will gain knowledge to carry out treatments and understand the beauty industry, and a demonstration and practice class, where you will gain and practice your skills as a Junior Therapist in our purpose-built beauty salon and spa facilities.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost:

  • Kit £120, uniform £50

How will I be assessed?

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

  • Written theory paper
  • Practical examination

Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for the EPA, including written tests and assignments, spoken questioning, practical skills demonstrations and a mock assessment.

For Level 3 qualifications, ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to higher education.

For VRQ Diploma courses at Levels 2 and 3, assessment takes place both within College and on the work placement.

Continuous on-course assessment involves:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set written/online modular tests
  • Spoken questioning.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment takes place both within College and on the work placement.

Continuous on-course assessment involves:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set written/online modular tests
  • Spoken questioning
  • Mock end point assessment (EPA)
  • Final practical mock EPA and knowledge test.

What will this lead to?

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the Beauty Therapy industry. Learners can progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking a Level 3 qualification in Beauty & Spa or Nail Technologies, or Level 2 Theatrical Make Up.

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

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Beauty & Spa Therapy aims to provide learners 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 is found in: Nail Bars/Salons, Beauty Salons, Media, Cruise Ships/Hotels, Spas, Product Retail or Manufacturing Companies.

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

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Progression: Junior Therapists can move into Advanced Beauty Therapy/Therapist roles, become Advanced Nail Technicians or specialise in Make Up to work in TV or Film.

Career options: Retail Department Stores, Spas, High Street Salons, Cruise Ships, or moving into Therapist or Freelance Junior Therapist roles. Starting salaries for these roles range from £10,000 to £14,000, with the opportunity to earn more as you gain experience.

Entry requirements

T Levels

Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above.

T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.


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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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.

 

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Overview

Course: Beauty

Sector: Beauty and Make-up

Attendance Options:
    Full Time     Part Time     Apprenticeship

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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