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Beauty Therapy Level 2 (Junior Therapist) at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This course is for you if you want a career as a Beauty Therapist. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work.

Course content

This course is for you if you want a career as a Beauty Therapist. The course covers many aspects and specialist techniques of Beauty Therapy. You will study through a combination of theoretical and practical work. You will also study maths, English and employability skills through experience of work.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above. BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification. You will have a pre induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

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

Successful completion of this course could lead to employment in salons offering treatments to the face, hands and feet. Progression onto a higher level qualification for your chosen career path is recommended to enhance your employment opportunities. The progression options are Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy; Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Spa Therapy; Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services; Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up.

Further information

This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. 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 study.

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