Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education Aesthetic Practice with Business
Duration: 36 Weeks
Start Date: September 2023
End Date: July 2024
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Sonia Graham
Course Fees: £9250.00
This programme is designed to develop advanced beauty therapy knowledge and skills which will prepare you for employment as an enhanced therapist or pursue employment at a managerial level within the beauty therapy industry. This degree will enable you to develop an enhanced repertoire of advanced specialist techniques.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, and Complementary therapy products and equipment. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
The Carlisle College Aesthetics team will ensure you receive a thorough, professional training, using the latest equipment and techniques in demand within the beauty industry.
Throughout the year you will study a range of topics and you will be performing treatments in a real working salon. You will develop a deep understanding of the importance of health and safety in the salon. You will have the ability to recognise a hazard, carry out risk analysis and follow safe and hygienic working practices. You will learn the principles and practice of Aesthetic Therapies including Academic Study Skills, Personal and Professional Development, The Science of Skin, Skin Rejuvenation, Microblading, Aesthetic Practice Business Operations, Business Management for the Beauty Industry. Guest speakers are booked in during the academic year to enhance your learning experience and knowledge. During the academic year there will be opportunities to enrich your learning. You will have the opportunity to go to beauty shows which are held in Manchester in October and Birmingham later on in the academic year. You will take part in competitions in house, across our colleges and have the opportunity to enter the world skills competitions. This will prepare you to work in a competitive environment whilst enhancing your professionalism, communication and working as part of a team. You will also have the option of attending additional courses where you can enhance your skills helping you to gain employment. The expectation is that all learners will complete one full day per week of work placement during the academic year, and learners are advised to seek work placement ready for starting the course.
Students will learn;
- Academic Study Skills
- The Science of Skin
- Micro blading
- Chemical peels
- Personal and Professional Development
- ILP Laser Hair removal and Skin Rejuvenation
- Micro needling
- Aesthetic Practice Business Operations
Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education Aesthetic Practice with Business Management.Extra Studies:
You will learn through observing and participating in a wide range of practical activities in our modern commercial salons, from manicures and pedicures to facials and waxing. You will complete written / online tests, oral questions and produce a portfolio.
As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement, and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: Observed work through practical sessions – during practical sessions we encourage you to mirror a professional working environment. Initially setting expectations to ensure you recognise how to demonstrate professionalism. We will explore language that should be used and shouldn’t be used in a professional environment. We will ensure that you are respected and given equal opportunities. Witness statements, Written questions, Oral questions, Assignments, Case studies
- Applicants should hold a Level 3 qualification in Beauty Therapy from a recognised awarding organisation such as BTEC, VTCT, City and Guilds or equivalent,
- Maths and English at Level 2 (e.g., GCSE grade 4 (C) and above, or equivalent),
- Applicants should be able to demonstrate skills in treatments relevant to the Aesthetics and Business management course,
- Applicants will need to complete a skills test with the course tutor.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you may wish to progress academically onto a full Foundation Degree after which you could continue to study an appropriate Top Up BA (Hons) degree or seek employment within the beauty and aesthetics industry as a practitioner or business owner.
Course costs and information:
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Students will be expected to purchase a uniform, which must be worn to every session. There is an additional cost to cover the supply of a specialist kit – price on application.