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Beauty Therapist - Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

Overview

A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. They deliver essential one-to-one beauty therapy treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’s image, financial viability and reputation. They complete all duties and treatments within the scope of the occupational role in accordance with legal, industry and organisational requirements within commercially viable times. They act with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.

Entry requirements

Each apprenticeship programme will have its own set of entry requirements. You should understand these before making an application. Individual prior attainment will always be carefully considered when planning an apprenticeship programme.

You will need to be aged 16 years and over to be eligible for an apprenticeship programme. As this is a work-based qualification you must be employed in a relevent role and have a contract of employment to cover the duration of the apprenticeship programme. Here at West Nottinghamshire College we have a recruitment team that can help you to find the right opportunity. Call the main college number and ask for the apprenticeship team to find out how we could help you.

As an applicant, you will undertake assessment in both maths and English prior to enrolment to ascertain current working levels which will aid the creation of an individual learning plan towards achieving maths and English at level 2 if not already achieved.

If you have passed maths and English GCSE or equivalent you will be required to evidence this with certificates which may result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework. Please note that as an apprentice you are required to demonstrate ongoing improvement in both maths and English even if you are exempt from the tested element.

Start dates and fees

This apprenticeship programme can begin at any time of the year. This might be in line with your start date of employment or perhaps a review with your employer where your development is discussed.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage. The minimum rate for an apprentice in the year 2021 is £4.30 an hour for the first year of learning. It is worth noting that many employers pay above this rate.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How will I be assessed?

Blended delivery method including day release at college, work based assessment and online learning including: reflective accounts, witness statements, activity based work books, presentations, professional interview/discussion and work based projects.

What does the course lead to?

Following the successful completion of the intermediate apprenticeship there is the opportunity for further development using other apprenticeship standards, depending on how your role has evolved and the potential to work towards career progression opportunities.

What will I study?

  • To carry out beauty therapy treatments in line with legal, industry and organisational requirements, maintaining honesty, integrity and confidentiality and within a commercially viable timeframe
  • How to carry out, maintain and store detailed and confidential beauty treatment consultations with clients, choosing the most appropriate treatments and products
  • To implement and practice safe ways of working for themselves and others in accordance with legal, beauty therapy and organisational requirements
  • How to select, use and apply a range of beauty therapy techniques, products, tools and equipment to provide:
    • Waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line)
    • Hand and nail treatments
    • Foot treatments
    • Facial skin care treatments
    • Eyelash and eyebrow treatments
    • Make-up application
    • Basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder)
  • To facilitate the client journey, make appointments, complete the services and handle payments from clients
  • How to provide advice and recommendations relating to beauty treatments and appointments
  • To always portray professionalism and values that meet Beauty Therapy industry requirements and expectations
  • To maintain standards of appearance and the salon/spa image, etiquette and hygiene

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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