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.
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.