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