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Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. Your training will equip you with a range of skills covering many aspects and specialist techniques required to work in the beauty industry.

Course content

An apprenticeship is employment with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. You will gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate employment and future career. Your training will equip you with a range of skills covering many aspects and specialist techniques required to work in the beauty industry.

Entry requirements

Intermediate level (junior therapist) Three GCSEs at grade D or above in English, maths, science or art. Advanced level (senior therapist) three GCSEs at grade C or above in English, maths, science or art.

Assessment

The assessment process involves the collection of e-portfolio or paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be meeting and working with members of the public and will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in experience of work.

Future opportunities

Enhanced career opportunities or Higher Apprenticeships in your chosen occupation.

Further information

To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial salons, you will be required to purchase a salon uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended salon uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial salon sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. Optional units may change depending on employer requirements. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials. You will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English as these continue to be an important element of your training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

      Business, IT and Computing

      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

      Foundation Learning

      ESOL