Course Code: TB1FE37 Beauty Specialist - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 06 Oct 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryDevelop the skills and knowledge needed to start a rewarding career in beauty therapy with the Level 2 Beauty Specialist Techniques Diploma. The programme teaches the techniques required to make a tangible difference to clients’ appearance and overall sense of wellbeing. You will develop proficiency in providing a range of treatments and carrying out services such as waxing, facials and eyelash and eyebrow treatments. There is also a focus on developing customer service skills along with an awareness of environmental and sustainability themes. Our industry specialist tutors will support you to achieve your career goals, which may include progressing to the Level 3 Beauty Therapy programme. Entry Requirements There are no formal qualifications for this programme. However, you should have good communication and dexterity skills, be keen to work with the public and have a professional attitude. Qualification ObtainedCertificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques Industry Placement and Field TripsWe always encourage students to access work placements wherever possible as this helps to cement their learning and allows them to practise their technical skills. A placement isn't mandatory for the course and it is up to the student to find their own placement if they wish to do so. Learning and Teaching Methods At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to the classroom following a break from formal learning. Our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical salon sessions. Following demonstrations you will then have hands on practical time where you will be learning the practical beauty skills. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. In addition, you will also be expected to apply these skills to clients in our working salons. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your programme which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. Within the curriculum we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning. You will be expected to attend college one day per week. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsYou will study the following units which are assessed by either online tests, practical observation, written assignments or a combination of the three. Providing Facial Skin Care Treatments Enhancing the Appearance of Eyebrows and Eyelashes Carrying Out Waxing Services Providing Pedicure Services Client Care and Communication Ensuring Health and Safety Providing Make-Up Services Assessment is continuous and both formative (allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance) and summative (carried out at the end of a learning period). Throughout your programme you will need to set up and maintain an online portfolio of evidence, which you will be able to download on completion. Other Costs and Equipment NeededFor 19+ students a uniform, at a cost of £35, must be purchased (order forms are provided by the College). There is discretionary funding available which eligible students can access to help them with additional course costs. All students will be expected to provide their own stationery, to include: pens, notepad and an A4 folder. All students will also require a bun ring as hair must be up in a bun at all times whilst in College. Replacement ID badges will be at a cost of £3 or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass. The purchase of a fob watch is optional. For photocopying, students are provided with the first 80 black and white free of charge. Any additional copies for black and white are charged at 4p per copy. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and, for those that aren’t, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you’re eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Vocational Training Charitable Trust Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This qualification provides you with eligibility to become members of recognised professional bodies including: The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). This qualification has national and international recognition and so associated travel is also a benefit. On completion of this course you may choose to seek employment in a commercial salon or day/destination spa. Or you may wish to be independent or self-employed, working in a mobile or home-based setting. The primary aim of this qualification is employment but it also provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and knowledge further if you aim for achieving a level 3, or a higher qualification.