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Beauty VTCT Level 1 at Abingdon and Witney College

Course description

Start you career in Beauty Therapy by learning all the essentials.

Course content

The course will cover the following topics; health and safety, introduction to the hair and beauty sector, how to provide basic manicures and pedicures. aspects of skin care, how to apply make-up, themed face painting and the art of photographic make-up. You will also learn how to provide nail art. In addition, the course will demonstrate how to work with others, how to present a professional image in the salon, perform Salon reception duties and create a hair and beauty image. You will also gain certificates in: Functional skills รข€“ English and Maths and BTEC Award in Work Skills. Practical skills will be assessed when working on clients within the Colleges own Salon. Theoretical knowledge will be assessed by assignment work and external tests set by the awarding body. Evidence of all assessments will be collated into a portfolio and submitted at the end of the year. You are required to purchase a professional salon uniform, equipment and text books which will be discussed with you at your interview.

Entry requirements

School records should demonstrate over 80% attendance. You will also need a good general education including two GCSEs at grade D, preferably in English and Science. You should be aged 16 or over, show enthusiasm for the subject and have the ability to get on well with people. Students should produce a record of achievement or two school references at interview.

Financial information

The fees shown below are those charged in 2015/16 and may be subject to increase for 2016/17. Don't forget that we have bursaries and loans available to help you with fees - call 01235 216298 for more information. For some courses clothing, equipment and registration fees may apply and will be payable to external companies. Only trips necessary to the successful completion of your course (compulsory trips) will be listed below, other trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study, these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course.

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation to progress on to the Level 2 NVQ Diploma Beauty Therapy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abingdon and Witney College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2016
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