This professional course equips you with the skills you need to carry out a range of beauty therapy treatments to a nationally recognised standard. The course is intensive and fast paced and your commitment and attendance need to be of the highest order.
This course is designed for 19+ mature students wishing to begin a career in Beauty Therapy. You will need 3 GCSEs at Grade A*-D (one to be in English) or an NVQ Level 1 qualification, other qualifications and experiences will also be taken into consideration. A good understanding of written and spoken English is essential. You will attend an interview session where information will be given regarding the course content and uniform & kit requirements. You will also undertake a skills assessment in English to determine if you need any further support to be successful on your course.
The course will focus on the practical and theoretical elements of beauty therapy. There will be lessons dedicated to the practical treatments and classroom based activities. You will be set homework assignments as well as dedicate time for practising your new skills as the course is demanding and intense.
During the course you will cover topics including:
Anatomy and physiology
Working in beauty related industries
Health and safety
Client care and communication
Promote products and services to clients
Salon reception duties
Provide facial skincare
Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide manicure treatments
Provide pedicure treatments.
You will also create an image based on a theme in conjunction with your entry in our annual Hair & Beauty Show.
Trips and work placements include: Professional Beauty Exhibition: London, Brooks Annual Hair & Beauty Show, Dermalogica skin care product training, enrichment workshops, and an opportunity to visit New York for a skin care & make-up seminar.
You will be assessed by your tutors as you carry out treatments on clients on a continual basis in the Colleges salons. It must be stressed that full commitment will be essential for your success, and you will be required to pass online end of unit assessment tests set by the awarding body.
Further study and career options
You can complete your training with Level 3 Beauty Therapy as a full time student or on a part time course. This will increase your employment options as you become a fully qualified therapist. Alternatively, you can add on other treatment options with part time study.
You will be required to buy a kit for home study and a professional uniform (prices to be confirmed) in order to achieve this course. Details will be given at interview.
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions