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Beauty Therapy Entry Level

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    Beauty Therapist? Nail Technician? Holistic Therapist? Special Effects Make-up Artist? Whatever your aim, this course will help you to kick-start your career!

    Learning skills and techniques from our expert teaching staff, you’ll soon progress to treating members of the public within our professional beauty treatment rooms.

    This course has been designed to help you understand the basic requirements of the beauty sector and gain some practical skills to enable you to work successfully in this glamorous and dynamic industry.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What you'll learn

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    The course offers an introduction to:

    • The Hair & Beauty Industry
    • Presenting a Professional Image
    • Skin Care
    • Hand Care
    • Nail Art
    • General Product Knowledge
    • Competitions
    • Make-up & Body Art
    • Client Care & Personal Development

    You’ll also gain basic employability and work-ready skills, such as:

    • Presentation Skills
    • Hygiene Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Personal Development
    • 30 hour Work Placement

    If required for your chosen HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

    Elements of Study:
    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills
  • Entry requirements

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    No formal qualifications are required, but an interest in beauty therapy is essential.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed flexibly through oral/written questions, assignments and practical work. We’ll also ask you to compile a portfolio of practical work to provide evidence of what you have learned.

  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.

    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes master classes; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    After you have completed the course you could progress on to a higher education course at college or university or continue your study with an Apprenticeship.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Beauty Therapist and earn up to £12,000 and £18,000, depending on experience.
    • A Salon Manager, earning between £18,000 and £21,000 a year
    • A Make-up Artist, with earning potential of £20,000 a year
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Receive training from industry professionals, such as Ellisons, Studex, St. Tropez, Dermalogica and Eve Taylor
    • The annual Beauty Showcase, where you can display your creative and technical skills
    • Opportunity to raise money for charity through offering treatments to the public

    Further information:
    • Teaching is delivered in industry-standard commercial salons
    • Study Programmes range from Pre-Entry to Level 5, including access to a Higher Education pathway
    • Opportunity to practise treatments on paying members of the public
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.

    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.

    You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has
    to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant

    PLUS FREE EQUIPMENT WORTH UP TO £370

    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    07/09/2020

  • End Date:

    01/07/2021

  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    5.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    HT063-YP01