Intermediate Diploma Beauty Therapy Studies

Health And Beauty Is Always On The Agenda

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Intermediate
Start Date
06/09/2021
Duration
36 weeks
Coordinator
Heather Finch

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3/D or above including Maths and English language

Progressing students may require a minimum of Level 1 qualification in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.

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.

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

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

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Anyone thinking of a career in Beauty Therapy, a passion and interest for the industry.

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. All students will attend 3 days a week.  A high level of attendance is essential to achieve this course.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Skills and knowledge that are needed to start a career in beauty.

Subjects include:

  • Qualifications and skills in maths and English
  • Cosmetic Make-up
  • Facial Skincare treatments
  • Lash and Brow treatments
  • Manicure and Pedicure and Waxing Techniques
  • Health and Safety
  • Reception duties
  • Client care
  • Communication

All these subjects are supported with relevant Anatomy, Physiology and assignment work. The emphasis during the course is on developing the theory and practical skills, which students will gain working with external clientele. In addition students will learn the fundamentals of customer services, promotional activities and health and safety.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

All students are required to:

  • Wear a course uniform (Purchased by yourself via the college)
  • Wear full black covered shoes
  • Have hair fully up and off the face for all sessions within the salons
  • Wear no Jewellery ( a wedding band can be worn)
  • Not have nail extensions or polish on. Short filed nails essential to carry out treatments

CURRENT LEGISLATION IN RELATION TO CLOSE CONTACT WORKING

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.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

The course is delivered by specialist staff, which possess industry experience along with specialist qualifications. Teaching sessions incorporate a mixture of activities to ensure students develop skills and knowledge.

Students are assessed through a combination of internally assessed coursework, practical skills and externally assessed examinations. This helps students to develop core skills required for the Beauty industry which include the ability to meet deadlines and retention of knowledge as well as application of skills.

As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical session from peers.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

Typical employment prospects in the beauty industry will include: Airlines, Beauty Therapist at a salon, Cruise ships, Health farms, Television and Theatre, Make-up Artistry.

Related courses for future study:

  • Advanced Craft Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE English
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Nail technology level three
  • Gel polish

ENRICHMENT

  • Team building exercises
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Salon International- London Excel

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