Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship (Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: HB457
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
Overview

Fancy working in an industry where every day is different? Dream of travelling the world or working in the media? Want to work with people one-to-one to enhance their appearance and well-being? Then a Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship is the pathway for you. To undertake an Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy, you need to be an excellent communicator and be able to deal with people from every age group, social background, ethnic background, occupation and gender. You should be diplomatic, sympathetic and have the ability to listen. The Beauty Therapy industry is an amazing product that will be here forever and the Apprenticeship will give you skills that will never go away.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Provide body massage treatments
  • Provide Indian head massage
  • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils
  • Provide stone therapy treatments
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications to secure employment within the Beauty industry. You can also progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship to become a truly proficient professional.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Beauty Consultant

  • £
    12,000
    + starting salary
  • 37-40 hours per week

Beauty consultants sell beauty products by helping customers choose the right products to buy. In this role you’ll give customers advice on how to make the most of their appearance, and sometimes give makeovers to demonstrate products.

To do this job you’ll need an outgoing personality and a friendly manner. You’ll need to be able to communicate well and have excellent customer service skills. If you’re interested in fashion and make-up then this job may be perfect for you.

You don’t need any specific qualifications to become a beauty consultant. You’ll need a smart appearance and a high standard of personal hygiene. Experience in retail, sales or customer service would be an advantage. ?

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Beauty Therapist

  • £
    12,000
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

As a beauty therapist you will carry out face and body treatments for clients to help them look and feel better.

To work in this role you need to be open and friendly. You need to be able to make clients feel relaxed and also be a good listener. If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job as a beauty therapist could be perfect for you.

To get started as a beauty therapist you will usually need a qualification in a related subject such as beauty or beauty therapy. You may also be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.??

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Future income

Beauty therapists typically earn between £12,000 and £17,000 a year. Salon managers can earn over £20,000 a year.

Beauty therapists also receive tips, and are usually paid extra for products they sell in the salon.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.