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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is ideal if you’d like to perfect your beauty skills to work effectively as a senior therapist. You will learn body massage, stone therapy and Indian head massage, including the promotion and selling of products and services. 

Working with our highly motivated staff in fantastic facilities and using the latest products, you will develop your communication and customer service skills to support your success in a vibrant industry.

As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to further develop your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and to 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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths (grade 4 or above) and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a skills test. You will also be required to present a current portfolio of work at your interview. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. 

Course Content

You will study:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Body massage
  • Massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Indian head massage
  • Stone therapy massage

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. 

Maths and English are assessed through a controlled assessment and a GCSE involves a final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform is required. Details will be available from the curriculum team during the interviews.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider a Level 4 programme where you would also continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

 

Careers

You could work in a salon or spa as a senior therapist.

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

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.

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