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Beauty Therapy Advanced Apprenticeship at Derwentside College

Course description

An Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy allows you to work in a salon or spa while furthering your skills and knowledge of beauty therapy.


Course content

  • Body Massage

  • Aromatherapy using pre-blended oils

  • Hot stone therapy

  • Indian Head massage

  • Facia lelectrotherapy

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Employmen trights and responsibilities

  • Functionalskills

You are also required to achieve Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 2. Apprentices can join the programme at any time but ideally September is the most appropriate starting point for this course.

Entry requirements

  • Whilst studying this qualification you must be in part or full time employment working in the Beauty Therapy industry. 
  • You will be required to attend college one day a week(6hours).
  • You must attend an interview with the course leader

  • Successful completion of Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent

  • At Initial Assessment working towards Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (additional support workshops are available)

  • 100%attendance is expected

  • Full dexterity

  • Students with disabilities will be assessed individually to confirm their suitability for the course

  • Must be willing to give and receive all treatments

  • Must be employed in the Beauty industry



Practical work is assessed through observation.

Assessment will take place continuously throughout the course.

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence.

Theory is assessed by online tests. Home study will be required on an ongoing basis to support your college work and revision.

Future opportunities

Thereare an excellent range of career opportunities available to you as a Beauty Therapist with advanced Level 3 skills, such as:

  • Working for yourself, some therapists decide to go mobile or work from home

  • In-store beauty therapist or consultant

  • Working in small local salons

  • Working in health spas or hotels

  • Cruise liners

  • Salon manager

  • Product representative/trainer

Completing this qualification will also give you the option of progression in to higher education, such as beauty Level 4 qualifications in Beauty Therapy or Management.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derwentside College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016
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