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Hair & Beauty | Beauty Therapy VTCT Diploma Level 2 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0280-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 Awarding Body: VTCT

Why this course?

Based in our professional salon, this course covers all the required elements for a career as an employed or self-employed beauty therapist. You will learn to provide a wide range of treatments, as well as gaining knowledge in physiology, anatomy, and health and safety.

Our expert tutors have years of professional experience and inspire our students to reach their potential and prepare them for employment, developing skills such as customer service, commercial awareness, team working and research. The MET has excellent links with the industry and you will take advantage of this through guest lectures/visits.

Our commercial salon, based at Broadwater Campus, is the perfect learning environment for our students. Popular with local customers, the salon is run as a professional business, which allows our students to gain real-life work experience that is so valued by future employers.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

You can start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English, science and maths.

In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

Entry requirements

Course content

On this course you will gain experience of the following:

  • Manicure treatments
  • Pedicure treatments
  • Facial service
  • Waxing
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Eye services
  • Make-up applications
  • Work experience

Why this course at the MET?

  • Worthing’s biggest provider of trained beauty therapists 
  • Excellent training facilities
  • Professional salons that are open to the public
  • High-end industry branded equipment/products
  • Highly skilled and qualified lecturers
  • Lecturers have current industry experience
  • Strong industry and employer links

The MET's Broadwater Campus offers a modern and well-equipped environment in which to learn about the exciting Hair and Beauty industry. Students benefit from industry-standard equipment as well as enjoying Starbucks beverages on-site, hot and cold food from our excellent canteen, IT suites for research projects and the Learning Resource Centre (Library).

Further study and careers

Further study

After Level 2, you can progress to Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Level 3 Theatrical & Media Make-up.

Future careers

Our Beauty Therapy qualifications allow you to become a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). There are numerous employment opportunities after your studies. These include:

  • Commercial salons
  • Destination/day spas
  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Further study and careers
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

Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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

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

Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 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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