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.
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.