Student should have the following:
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above normally including Maths and English language; grade 4/C or above in a relevant subject qualification is sometimes required.
For progressing students, a minimum of Level 2 Beauty Therapy and English language and Maths at Level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study.
The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
Applications which do not meet the stated entry criteria in full may be approved as an exceptional entry, based on a review by the Assistant Principal
VTCT have a pre-requisite for the level 2 award in infection prevention which must be achieved as part of their main qualification. In some instances there will be a registration fee of £20 which will be discussed within your induction
As a society we are becoming more aware of the need to take better care of ourselves. As a result there is an increasing demand for professional therapists. Beauty therapists are concerned with improving people’s physical appearance and well being, either through offering treatments for the face and body to recommending special products. Attendance at College will be 2 days per week, plus additional 1 day for students who are under 19 and at least 8 hours per week home study.
Achievement is measured by practical assessment written papers, and a high level of attendance.
All students are required to:
Full PPE must be worn when completing treatments (face shield, type II medical mask, apron, Gloves). This a mandatory requirement for all students to wear, no exceptions.
The course has been designed to follow a modular approach. Students have independent assessment written papers and practical assessment to support each relevant area of learning. This will be proof that students have mastered a particular aspect of the trade. The course involves group work, research and task based learning.
As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within practical sessions from peers.
Successful students can progress to Holistic Therapies by interview. Can also lead on to application for university for specialist Make-up design, Level 3 Diploma in Salon Management, Television and Theatre make up courses.
Typical employment prospects in the beauty industry will include: Beauty Therapist at a salon, self-employment, cruise ships, health Spas etc.
Tops Day Nurseries offers flexible hours, so you only book and pay for the hours you need.
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