This course covers a wide range of beauty therapy advanced treatments. This is an essential course for anyone wishing to work as a professional therapist. It is a fast moving intensive course that requires commitment and dedication. The method of learning is by a mixture of both practical and theory sessions. Your course may include one late evening per week.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Body Massage
- Facial Electrotherapy Treatments
- Body Electrotherapy treatments
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Promotion and Selling
- Work experience
- Epilation or Indian Head Massage or Tanning
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an existing Level 2 Beauty therapy qualification and wish to gain a Level 3 qualifiction in beauty therapy.
How is the course assessed?
The practical work will be assessed by some formative assessments and then a final end of course synoptic exam covering a range of treatments which will be graded.
Theory work is assessed using written or online external tests and some assignment work.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can.
Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career.
If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.
Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses).
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
- How to perform advanced consultations for advanced manual and technical therapies to design bespoke treatment plan
How to develop and maintain salon procedures to safely control work operations
- The organisation of the body and the structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs and systems.
You will have the ability to:
Maintain safe and effective methods of working to meet industry requirements
Implement, perform and adapt advanced manual therapies, facial and body technical therapy techniques
- Provide detailed, written, post treatment advice and recommendations.
What is required?
Professionalism and pride in your work
Working collaboratively, contributing ideas and leading by example
- Communicating effectively within a team, and to all clients.
You will be required to purchase kit, uniform and textbooks prior to enrolment - costs approximately £100.
Ask your interviewer for more details.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities include working within department stores, becoming a representative for a cosmetic company, salon work, becoming a salon owner, a freelance therapist, working on a cruise liner or health spa.
Entry Requirements for new students
VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or equivalent.
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.