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Introduction to the Beauty & Media (Make-up) Sector VRQ Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)

York College

Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 1
Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Course Summary

This is an introduction to Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up, providing a stepping-stone to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up.

Course Details

The programme of study includes:

• Basic Skin Care
• Basic Make-up Techniques
• Basic Manicure Treatments
• Simple Nail Art
• Face Painting
• Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
• Health and Safety in the Salon
• Reception Duties

Additional activities:

• Home study
• Online learning
• Competition work
• Work experience
• Possible charity work
• English and Maths (if you haven't achieved a grade 4 or above)

How will it be delivered?

This course is predominantly a practical-based course. This means that the majority of your training will be delivered in a salon/workshop environment. You’ll be expected to complete theoretical knowledge through homework activities and directed learning, although some theory work will also be embedded into practical sessions. You will be required to complete tests and assignments as part of your study. You may be required to partake in online learning activities throughout the course, which are often led by employers and industry specialists.

You'll be assessed via practical assessments on colleagues and clients, oral/written questions and assignment work.

Entry requirements

3 or 4 subjects at grade 2 ideally including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up. Alternatively, you may go straight into a salon as a Salon Assistant/Junior. The course also provides skills transferable to other subject areas.

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