This level one qualification is an exciting taster course which will give you an insight to the world of the beauty industry.
Learning in the college’s training salon, you will develop the essential skills needed for your career path as a beautician.
This course provides you with practical opportunities allowing you to complete your assignments and put your skills into practice in a real beauty salon environment.
Throughout this course, you will be assessed through practical skills tests and written assignments that will run alongside the modules you are studying.
As part of the course, you are required to undertake work experience that will allow you to use the transferable skills that you will learn at college.
This course is ideal for school leavers interested in a career as a beautician and the qualification provides a solid understanding about what is involved in the beauty sector.
At a Glance
The college has a working salon open to the public, which provides you with a real working environment and allowing you to gain a sense of how it will feel to work in the industry.
During the year, you will also complete an additional Welsh customer service qualification to equip you with the vital skills required for working in the industry in Wales.
There is an emphasis on supporting you in becoming an independent learner through individual planning, target setting and development.
Students have a thriving programme of activities, trips and events that include taking part in national competitions with progression routes to international competitions.
The level one beauty course consists of five units over one year and units include:
- Responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
- Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas
- Assist with facial care treatment
- Assist with nail services
Alongside your beauty qualification, you will be given the opportunity to improve your grades by either taking GCSE resits or Essential Skills in both literacy and numeracy, which will enable you to progress on to further courses as well as increasing your confidence can career options.
Progression & Employment
This course focuses on providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress to higher level courses, apprenticeships and ultimately employment.
Undertaking the right training at the start of your career can be a great long-term investment in your career prospects.
Career opportunities will allow you to progress after further education either to level two or level three courses or into commercial salons, television, film, theatre and media, cruise liners, and self-employments such as mobile or home-based working environments.
Method of Assessment
As part of this programme the following methods of assessment will be used:
- Practical examination
- Continuous assessments
- Portfolio of evidence
- Written assessments
Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview and through a practical skills test.
You will need:
A positive attitude to learning a vocational skill
A minimum of two GCSE grades at A* to G in English or Welsh (first language), maths and science will be an advantage.
English and maths are an integral part of the course. Students who do not yet have the necessary grades at C or above will receive additional teaching and support to study for either GCSE or Essential Skills, depending on prior GCSE grades.
You will have access to a range of equipment and resources but in addition, consumable products and a uniform will need to be purchased. This information will be given prior to your start date.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits relating to your course.