Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Level 2 at St Helens College
From contouring and false eyelashes to spray tanning, pedicures and skin care treatments, the beauty industry caters to the ever changing trends and requirements of the general public. This means that the industry continues to grow and innovate whilst the number of employment opportunities increase.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job training with work related qualifications for those aged 16 or above, living in England.
Apprentices will gain a good technical knowledge base of the sector as a whole and, combined with real, practical, work experience, will gain competency in the workplace and the development of transferable skills.
Who is this Apprenticeship suitable for?
This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are currently working within this sector or are looking to gain employment within this sector as a Beauty Therapist.
What type of work will I do and what qualifications will I gain?
Although apprenticeships will vary depending on your entry level and your employer, you will gain a range of skills from the varying tasks you complete, these could include:
- Providing facial skin care treatment
- Enhancing the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes
- Carrying out waxing services
- Providing manicure services
- Providing pedicure services
- Developing and maintaining effectiveness at work
- Providing additional services or products to customers
- Ensuring responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
- Providing make up services
- Assisting with spa operations
You will also gain the following qualifications:
- Competence and Knowledge Qualification - Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Level 1 Functional Skills Maths (NCFE)
- Level 1 Functional Skills English (NCFE)
What skills and qualities will I need for this apprenticeship?
- Excellent communication skills
- Personable and friendly
- Willingness to learn new techniques and skills
This is dependent on your employer and on the level of the apprenticeship you apply for.
You will normally need at least grade C or above in your English and maths GCSEs. If you don't have these, don't worry. You can work towards your functional skills in English and maths alongside your apprenticeship training at St Helens College.
As an apprentice, you will be assigned an assessor, who will visit you in the workplace to observe the tasks you complete. You will also complete a number of relevant work?related modules at the College. All of which will contribute to the overall success of your apprenticeship.
How much will I earn?
With an apprenticeship you will earn while you learn. You are entitled to the National Minimum Wage. As of 1st October 2015, this is £3.30 an hour for 16 to 18 year olds.
How long will this apprenticeship take to complete?
Depending on the level you enter and the employer you work for, an apprenticeship can vary in duration, from one year to four years.
The average duration of this apprenticeship is 18-24 months. This will be discussed and confirmed with each individual apprentice after initial advice and guidance and initial assessments are completed.
How does an employer benefit from this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship will provide employers with an apprentice that has the skills, knowledge and competency to successfully progress within a business and contribute to their overall efficiency
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.