This course is designed to kick-start your career and provide the essential practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to progress to a career in the beauty therapy industry or to higher level study.
You will learn how to consult with clients and perform facial and skin analysis treatments, hair removal, manicure, pedicure, gel and brow services. In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.
As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and you need to attend a taster session. We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and written tests.
A kit and uniform are required for the programme. Details will be available from the curriculum staff during your interview.
You can progress to a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification.
You can pursue a career in a wide range of roles in beauty salons and spas.
The future is looking good for newly qualified beauty therapist Saffron Limb. The former Derby College student has completed her advanced apprenticeship and is now working for Studio5 Beauty – the Ilkeston salon where she was once a client. Saffron took her level 3 Beauty course at Derby College and highly recommends it to other people wanting to train as beauty therapists. Saffron would like to run her own salon one day but for the time being she is very happy learning all she can from her experienced colleagues and taking courses in the latest beauty treatments. She enjoys nail art most of all and find her job rewarding. She likes to see clients leave the salon happy because of what she has done for them.
She said: "The Beauty faculty at the Roundhouse is modern and well equipped and has everything you need to prepare you for a good job in beauty therapy."