Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2017/2018 Academic Year:
Beauty Kit £140 and Uniform £70 (both are compulsory)
- Working in beauty related industries
- Follow health and safety in the salon
- Client care and communication in beauty related industries
- Promote products and service to clients in a salon
- Salon reception duties
- Provide facial skincare
- Remove hair using waxing techniques
- Provide manicure treatments
- Provide pedicure treatments
- Provide eyelash and brow treatments
- Apply skin tanning techniques
- Apply make-up
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
- Industrial trips to spas and trade beauty shows may be included, both to enhance and compliment the mandatory units and to facilitate industrial requirements.
- Salon experience is desirable but not compulsory.
- Uniform and kit purchase is mandatory.
The summative assessments for the qualifications require the candidates to undertake:
- Practical tasks, and
- Knowledge and understanding task(s)/Assignments and online testing
Applicants should have at least 2 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or other relevant qualifications. In cases where there are more applications for this course than there are places available, candidates with the requisite entry requirements, will be given preference according to the date of receipt by the college of their application.
Hair, Beauty Therapy and Inclusive Learning
VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Laura is a past student of Ballymena Academy and enrolled on the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course at the college. Laura explains," I left school aged 18 and began studying level 2 beauty therapy at NRC Ballymena. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course and learning the new skills that I use on a daily basis in my salon. I successfully passed my level 2 and. Went on to study level 3 beauty therapy which included a nail enhancement course. I found the course interesting and stimulating. NRC also brought in outside courses for us to attend which included eyelash extensions, ear piercing and tooth gem. This gives a great variety of skills when applying for a job. After successful completion of level 3 I worked in a couple of salons where I eventually worked my way up to manageress ( of New York City nails) where I was in charge of orders, staff, rotas etc. in my own time I completed more nail courses to build my skills and confidence further. Four years ago I decided to go self employed and open my own salon. I initially worked from home until I built a good client base and then I opened my current salon, Sitting Pretty. I am very proud of my salon, there are 5 members of staff working there and we all love our jobs. We are very busy on a daily basis.
I am very glad I took the chance and opened my own salon, I enjoy going to work every day and get great satisfaction knowing that I set it all up and am able to give other girls jobs and the opportunity to build their careers and skills. For my future plans I would like to employ more of the students from the NRC to join our team and help them to gain experience. I would also like to teach /assess students at some point in my career as this is why I completed my assessor awards at the NRC