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Beauty Therapy Level 3 at Kendal College

Course description

This course will give you the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of beauty therapy and go on to work in beauty salons, spas, as a sales representative, on cruise ships, in health centres, or even start your own business.

You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example, an overseas spa trip. Students also have the opportunity to complete in WorldSkills competitions.

This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your own initiative.

This course usually takes place over 3 days.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

During the course you will study a number of units including:

- Body Massage 
- Indian Head Massage 
- Stone Massage 
- Blended Aromatherapy 
- Anatomy and Physiology

Students will be asked to complete some hours of work placement in a salon. 

You will learn in a variety of situations including, theory classes, practical workshops and public salons, which are well equipped to prepare you for industry. 

This range of experience is designed to help you gain confidence, independence and professional awareness.

Entry requirements

Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, plus you must show interest and motivation with a keenness to learn. 

You will be required to purchase a salon uniform (approx. 50 pounds) and a kit (approx. 100 pounds) and text book for your personal use within classes. If the cost of these items would be a challenge and you live in a low income household/ or are in financial hardship, please ask Student Services about the financial support available.

Please speak to the course tutor if you require further guidance.

Assessment

Assessment will be via:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Written Examination

This is an assessment-based programme and although you will have the time on the course for tutor supported learning, you must be prepared to allocate some of your own time for revision and to complete assignments.

Future opportunities

You will gain the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of Beauty Therapy either locally or further afield.

You could work within the industry in a number of areas, such as:

- Beauty salons 
- Health farms 
- Sales representatives 
- Cruise ship 
- Health centres 
- Self employed

Progression opportunities to Higher Education include the Level 4 Salon Management or Management roles.

We have a good relationship with many local salons - they contact us when looking for staff and carry out recruitment days in the college.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.