Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship
Starting Salary: £12,000 - £17,000 (once qualified)
Qualification: NVQ
Length: Approx 1 Year
Type: Full-time
Apprenticeship Overview

This Apprenticeship is about improving people’s wellbeing by making them look and feel better. Beauty Therapy covers a range of treatments, from simple facials and make-up jobs to waxing.

As a Beauty Therapy Apprentice, you’ll assist senior therapists and learn a range of skills and techniques, such as how to improve facial skin conditions, wax body hair, spray tan, shape and colour brows, perform hand and foot treatments, and apply make-up.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship, you’ll work as a Beauty Therapist, learning techniques like body massage as well as more complicated electronic treatments to remove unwanted hair or improve skin condition.

You’ll work closely with clients and will need the ability to put them at ease, and generally be pleasant and personable.

Most therapists are based in salons, although some can work in hospitals, resorts and even cruise liners. It can be a glamorous career choice: with further training you might become a make-up artist for film and TV or help develop new products. In the future you might run your own salon, or work for individual clients.

After successful completion of an Apprenticeship, you could go on to study specialist areas like massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy or reflexology.

Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent.

These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer. As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

  • Junior Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Junior Make-up Artist

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Beauty Massage Therapist
Framework/Units
  • NVQ
  • Functional Skills
  • Technical Certificate
Assessment

Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Other information

After successful completion of an Apprenticeship, you could go on to study specialist areas like massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy or reflexology.

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