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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

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Saffron Limb

Saffron Limb

The future looks good for former beauty apprentice Saffron

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."

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