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City & Guilds Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
06 September 2021
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade.
In a nutshell
This course is ideal for people of all ages with an interest in Beauty Therapy and Customer Care. This course introduces the basic disciplines and skills in the beauty sector.
This course is for you if...
... You have a keen interest in beauty therapy
... You want to learn new skills and techniques for beauty treatments
... You’re friendly and hardworking
What will I be doing?
Beauty Therapy is a growth industry that offers secure and varied employment. More and more people are visiting beauty therapists as beauty therapy treatments evolve and become popular. Many men now visit beauty salons for a variety of different treatments. This is seen as an essential part of male grooming and is supported by the expanding number of beauty products available for men on the supermarket shelves and in beauty retailers.
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in beauty therapy and is suitable for all ages. It is highly recommended that you complete the two year programme (Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapy) to equip you with the qualifications required to be employed as a fully qualified Beauty Therapist.
You’ll learn about client consultations and units such as:
- Manicure and Handcare
- Pedicure and Footcare
- Skin care and facial work
- Retailing and Product Promotion
- Reception and Customer Service
- Nail art
- Make up design and application
- Eye treatments to include eyelash and brow tinting and eyebrow shaping
- Waxing - face and body
- Additional units may include permanent lashes and nail enhancements
The course is delivered through a combination of:
- Theory classes
- Practical workshops
- Real salon environments at the college working on clients
- Commercial sessions
- Group work
- Work placement - either weekly or on block
- Visits and trips to cosmetic companies and industry demonstrations
In addition to your course, you’ll be encouraged to participate in:
- In house college competitions
- Inspiring Skills Wales and UK/World Skills
- Community activities
- Product and treatment awareness days in industry
You’ll be assessed through practical assessments, assignments, projects and multiple-choice online tests covering the underpinning knowledge. Upon completion you’ll gain:
What is expected of me?
To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.
Applicants without the minimum GCSEs, will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.
You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, take pride in your appearance, be numerate and have a friendly personality. There will be an expectation that you attend work placement as part of your programme.
All classes take place on campus and there may be one evening a week when you’ll be in college until 7.30pm.
Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.
What comes next?
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy or Complementary Therapies.
Code of dress:
- Hair must be neatly tied back off the face
- No piercings: only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the salon
You’ll be expected to purchase a uniform and beauty kit costing approximately £240- £295. Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.
A Salon Fee of £90 for the year covers all assessments on family and friends.
All costs are under review and subject to change.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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