A beauty and make-up consultant typically works in a department store or other retail environments. They use their prior knowledge to demonstrate, promote and recommend products, covering make-up, skin care, nail care and perfumery.
They work as part of a team and are supported by the department or counter retail environment manager.
On this apprenticeship, you will gain a range of skills and knowledge for careers within the sector, including professionalism, safe working practices, beauty and make-up.
You will be employed by an organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with 20% off-the-job training.
You will complete Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths unless exempt. There is an end-point assessment undertaken by an external body.
You should have an interest in beauty and make-up and should be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week (The College can support you in your search for a suitable role.)
A good standard of English and maths is desirable, including GCSE at grade 4-9 (C). If you have not achieved this, the College will support you with Functional Skills training.
You will be supported by your assessor throughout. Assessments include:
You will need a lap top to access your e-portfolio.
You can advance to a Level 3 apprenticeship.
You could progress your career to become a counter manager.
Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2.
Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards.
It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.
I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.