A Beauty and Make-up Consultant typically works in a department store, or other retail environment; they use their knowledge to demonstrate, promote and recommend the use, benefits and application of a range of retail beauty products, covering: make-up, skin care, nailcare and perfumery. They do this in accordance with legal requirements, brand guidelines, pricing and promotional structures and organisational protocols.
They work as part of a team, as well as independently, supported by a department or counter manager, to provide exceptional, bespoke customer service and care in a fast-paced retail environment, whilst achieving sales and profit targets. They have drive, a good work ethic, an enquiring and curious mind and are enthusiastic to learn about their chosen career and maintain continual professional development.
For more information on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to fulfil this role, please visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/beauty-and-make-up-consultant/.
There are no formal entry requirements but each employer might state their own requirements.
The apprenticeship will typically take 12 months to complete.
Apprentices will complete work-based learning and will be paid a wage, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. In-house training will be provided by the employer with an Assessor visiting and supporting in the work place.
Further training will be provided at the Isle of Wight College, depending on the needs of the learner and the employer. This method of delivery allows for a flexible approach which is tailored to each apprenticeship.
Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.
You will also achieve the Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals – Beauty and Make-up Consultant.
The apprenticeship will end with an End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.
The End Point Assessment consists of:
Apprentices will usually go on to full time employment in the beauty and make up industry or a level 3 apprenticeship.
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