Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

Beauty Therapy - VTCT Certificate in Epilation Level 3

This course will develop your electrolysis skills, enabling you to provide epilation treatments.

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Key information

Course code: RET054 Course type: Part-time professional, International, Part-time leisure Duration: 10 weeks Start date: 27 April 2018 Timetable:Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm Entry requirements: Level 2 or 3 Beauty Therapy qualification End qualification: VTCT Certificate in Epilation Level 3 Awarding body: VTCT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £550 Assessment: Assignments, practical assessments, portfolio of evidence and exam

Course aims and areas

This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your skills using electrolysis for hair removal to enable you to provide electrical epilation treatments.

You will develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification and develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication.

With this qualification you can progress into employment or further develop your skills with an advanced Level 4 Epilation course.

Course Units

  • Provide electrical epilation
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon  
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries

Why the MET?

You will have access to high-quality kits and products in our professional public salon and spa facilities, giving you the real-world experience valued by employers .

The Beauty and Holistic team is staffed by highly-experienced tutors that are passionate about their subject areas and have excellent links with employers.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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Facilities

  • Professional standard spas and salons open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment
  • Use of high-end, industry branded equipment and products
  • Additional training from external companies
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
Facilities
  • alumni Views Lucy Yoxen Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3

    “The course has enabled me to begin a brand new career in something that I am passionate about and start my own business which is going from strength to strength.”

    Lucy Yoxen
  • student Views Marta Jedrzejewska Level 3 Beauty Therapy

    ““I have learnt lots of new skills over the past 2 years, and I liked the fact that I could complete additional enrichment courses to upskill. The tutors have given me confidence and are very supportive and I now feel fully prepared to begin my career within the beauty industry ””

    Marta Jedrzejewska
  • student Views Mathilde Cimelli Level 2 Beauty Therapy

    “I have really gained confidence during this course and learnt professional techniques and skills.”

    Mathilde Cimelli
  • alumni Views Claire Rogers

    “The benefits for students coming to my business whilst they’re at college is that they're working within a team, they are part of a brand that's really known in the City and also they can see maybe what area they want to specialise in for their future.”

    Claire Rogers
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

3 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Beautician or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

908 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,767

AVERAGE £16,361

POTENTIAL £23,166

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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