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Vocational & T Level

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

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Media Make-up
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
1 year
Level 1

This is an introduction to Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up, providing a stepping-stone to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair & Media Make-up. This course runs across 3 days per week.

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2.

What will I study?

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)

    Additional Costs

    All students are expected to purchase a practical kit and uniform, details of which will be provided during your advice and guidance discussion and induction.

    Method of delivery

    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.

    Students will practice treatments on each other during lesson time and are encouraged to also practice these skills at home.

    How will I be assessed?

    Practical assessments on colleagues and clients.
    Oral/written questions and assignment work.

    Good course combinations

    This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

    Your next steps

    You can progress on to Level 2 courses in Hair & Media Make-up, Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. 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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