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This course gives you a strong foundation from which to progress to further study in beauty therapy. If English is your second language and you want to develop practical beauty therapy skills, this course is ideal as it is taught with ESOL support.
You will develop a range of practical skills, including giving facial skin care treatments, doing manicures and pedicures, and applying make-up. The course will also help you understand how the salon runs on a day-to-day basis, including reception duties and the importance of following health and safety procedures.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the beauty salon, as well as observations, an e-portfolio, on-line testing, assignments and oral questioning.
You may need to pay for a beauty therapy kit and uniform.
On successful completion of the course you can develop your skills further through a range of courses in Level 2, and above.