Introduction to the Beauty & Media Sector VRQ Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)
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.
1 year course, approximately 3 days per week.
3 or 4 subjects at grade 2 ideally including English and Maths.
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
- Home study
- Competition work
- Work experience
- Possible charity work
- English and Maths (if you haven't achieved a grade 4 or above)
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.
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, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and 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.