What is the course about?
Studying this course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to confidently perform manicures, pedicures, facials, eye treatments, waxing and make-up. In addition to participating in practical sessions you will also be learning and researching the underpinning knowledge relating to each unit.
Learning on your course will take place in our state-of-the-art salon, The Academy, which features fully equipped professional beauty therapy suites. Being immersed in this front-facing salon environment and working on real paying clients will give the opportunity to put your newly developed skills to the test and receive live, honest critique. The open salon practical sessions will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism and develop a range of beauty therapy techniques for a variety of skin types.
Why should I choose the course?
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to start a career in the beauty industry. You will also gain the knowledge and practical experience needed to help you gain qualifications in other practical treatments or progress on to further training.
What will I learn?
Throughout this qualification you will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a professional beauty therapist. For example, you will complete training in the following:
- Follow health and safety practices in the salon
- Provide facial skin care
- Perform manicure and pedicure treatments
- Apply makeup.
Throughout the course you will be assessed performing the treatments on paying clients. For each unit an online exam will be completed, along with a diverse range of assessment methods including oral and written questions and assignments, to ensure you build a high-quality portfolio.
What will the course lead on to?
By completing this course, you will be in a position to offer mobile beauty therapy treatments or work within a salon environment. You can also top up the qualification to support your progression on to the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course.
Are there any links with industry and university?
We have industry representatives that come into the college, ranging from skin care professionals to wholesalers. Meeting these professionals will give you the opportunity to build on your existing kit for home use to perfect your skills. We also welcome guest speakers from a range of companies to share their skills and offer industry insight. This will help to expand your knowledge of the different brands and enhance your industry knowledge and connections.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
We are committed to your development, ensuring that by the end of the course you will have gained the skills to successfully work within a salon environment. Our tutors work within industry to ensure that skills are current and up to date, providing you with the best possible training in this area. As well as gaining practical skills, your confidence will grow through support and guidance throughout this qualification.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course aside from an interest in beauty.
What are my funding options?
For further information about funding, please contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or email@example.com.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
You will be expected to purchase a uniform so that you can present professional standards from the very start of your course. Further details will be available on application.
You will be expected to purchase a kit containing makeup products and equipment for use within your time on the course.
This is a college-based course and your learning is enhanced by engaging with employers. You will have the opportunity of attending additional workshop sessions throughout the day, which are provided by industry professionals throughout the academic year to ensure that you are able to experience the latest techniques and treatments first hand.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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