Qualification: City & Guilds Award
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About this course
This short 12-week part-time beauty course will provide you with the knowledge of how to apply make-up using industry skills and techniques for a variety of different occasions, training in our modern salon.
* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £15,736.50 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!
What you will learn
During this course, you will gain and develop your knowledge and understanding of how to apply make-up as well as covering health, safety and hygiene procedures when working in the salons.
Alongside the practical work, you will also cover Anatomy and Physiology to develop and provide an in-depth understanding of the human body.
Lessons will be taught in the colleges very own modern, professional, commercial salons where you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt on paying customers. The salons are a real asset to the college and the experience you will have whilst working in them, will prepare you for any work you will have in a salon in the future. Having this facility also allows you develop customer service and customer relations skills as well as all the practical ability to carry out the treatments.
All teaching methods are selected to meet the levels and abilities of the individuals within the class and lecturers will do their best to meet the needs of every member of their class as individuals.
You will need to submit a portfolio demonstrating practical evidence and essential knowledge via assignments and tests; this will be complied over the duration of the course.
Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.
As well as taking part in practical and theory lessons, you are required to complete essential homework tasks via CityBit, our virtual learning environment.
- All applications require a good standard of English
- You will be required to attend a short interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course
- This course is designed for over 19’s
- If you are a learner from the EU or have been an ESOL student will require a good standard of spoken English (Level 1 or above)
Using the skills gained in this Award, you can set-up and run your own business or continue to develop your skills and complete any of the other beauty awards that we offer. An ideal choice would be the Award in fashion and photographic make up, facial or lash and brow treatments. You may also progress onto working within the Beauty industry.
The beauty industry is a professional career; therefore we have certain rules and regulations within the Beauty salons that you must adhere to. You will not be accepted in the beauty salon without the following:
- Full beauty kit
- A clean and well pressed uniform
- Clean shoes from Inline
- Day make-up
- Clean tidy hairstyle - hair should be tied back and secured
- No jewellery except a wedding band
- Short nails which are unvarnished
- No nail extensions or overlays
- Facial piercings are to be removed
You will be required to wear a beauty uniform, and have a kit, you will be provided with order forms for these items - the kit cost is £145. It is compulsory that you will have this kit before you start the course. We also recommend that you have a subject text book; the purchasing of this can be discussed at your interview.