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.
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.