This apprenticeship enables you to learn skills for and gain knowledge of the beauty industry, including:
You will learn how to facilitate the client journey, make appointments, complete the services and handle payments from clients. You will also provide advice and recommendations on beauty treatments and appointments while maintaining standards of appearance, etiquette and hygiene in the spa/salon.
You should have a good standard of English and want to pursue Beauty Therapy as a career. You should be employed for more than 30 contracted hours (DCG can help support your search for a suitable role.)
There is 20% off-the-job training and an end-point assessment.
There is a 5% cost to the employer if the apprentice is over 19.
You need a laptop to enable your access to your e-portfolio.
You can advance to a Level 3 Beauty programme.
Your next step could be to a supervisory or management role.
With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight. She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities. Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.
I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.