Beauty - Level 1
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Do you follow the latest nail art trends? Do you watch beauty tutorials online? Ever thought of turning your passion into a career in the beauty industry?
You will learn essential skills in pedicure, manicure and skin care and develop your make-up and nail art techniques working with others in the beauty sector.
Gain experience working with a variety of clients to develop your communication skills and confidence. You will be taught by tutors who have industry experience working in spas, salons and on board cruise ships.
4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above.
GCSE Maths grade 2 or above.
GCSE English grade 3 or above.
What will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy.
What will I learn?
Hand care and manicure
Basic make-up techniques
Themed face painting
Basic manicure and pedicure and nail art
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Work experience opportunities
You will collaborate with students from across our hair and beauty courses and will gain experience working in our real salon environment, The Retreat. Here, you'll take on day-to-day salon duties and learn best practice.
English and Maths
Beauty therapists rely on maths and English and both subjects will be embedded into your programme through use of ratios, writing down products and recommendations and measuring products.
Where can I progress?
You can progress onto a Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or Level 2 in Creative Make-Up.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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What can I do with a qualification in Beauty?
Leisure and Sports Managers
- Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
- Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
- Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
- Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
- Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
- Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
Median Salary£31,312 View more
Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
- Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
- Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
- Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
- Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
- Ensures clients.
- Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
- Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
- Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
Median Salary£23,711 View more
Beauticians and Related Occupations
- Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
- Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
- Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
- Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
- Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
- Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
- Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
- Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
- Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
Median Salary£18,575 View more
Hairdressers and Barbers
- Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
- Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
- Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
- Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
- Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
- Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
- Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
- Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
- Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.