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Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

This beauty therapy apprenticeship is perfect for anyone with little or no experience in beauty therapy.

It will provide the foundation you need to kick-start a successful career in the beauty industry!

This apprenticeship is available for any learner above the age of 16 and can take between 13 to 24 months. On average the program will take 15 to 18 months to complete.

There are no entry requirements for the apprenticeship, however all learners must have completed a Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19), or a regulated equivalent, and their Functional Skills (English & Maths) modules to a GCSE grade 4 equivalent to complete the program.

If you didn’t achieve GCSE grade 4 in these subjects at school, we will help you gain these qualifications during your apprenticeship.

The Qualification

During your apprenticeship you will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of the seven mandatory units. This assessment will be completed by your Saks Educator to the requirements of our awarding body VTCT.

The Units

There are seven mandatory units and to be awarded the Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals (Beauty Therapist) you must achieve in all these plus one of the optional units

The Mandatory Units Are:

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform waxing services to remove unwanted hair on clients. You will need to know the types of equipment and products and range of waxing services and how these are carried out. You will need to understand the structure and function of the skin and hair, the hair growth cycle and factors which affect hair growth.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform hand and nail treatments on clients. You will need to know the techniques, tools and equipment used within hand and nail treatments, and the anatomy and physiology of the hands, lower arms, nails and skin.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform foot and nail treatments on clients. You will need to know the techniques, tools and equipment used within foot treatments and the anatomy and physiology of the lower leg, foot, nails and skin.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform facial skincare treatments, use facial products and equipment, and improve and maintain skin condition of clients. You will need to know the techniques, tools and equipment used for facial treatments, the anatomy and physiology of the face, and the structure and function of the skin, including skin conditions.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform enhancements to the appearance of the eyebrows and eyelashes on clients. You will need to know the techniques, tools and equipment used for eyebrow artistry and their effects, colour eyelashes, and how to attach, maintain and remove semi-permanent and temporary eyelashes.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform make-up services on clients. You will need to know the techniques, tools and equipment used to create different make-up effects for different occasions.

The main aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to consult, plan, prepare and perform manual back, neck and shoulder massage treatments on  clients. You will need to know the correct use, application and benefits of massage techniques and the anatomy and physiology of the body and systems.

How It Works

Saks Apprenticeships provide Outstanding Hairdressing Apprenticeships using the salon owners favourite learning option. all our beauty apprenticeships are fully in-salon learning, where all the training and assessments are completed in your own salon.

This will give you these fantastic benefits:

  • Full practical and theory training from an award winning training provider.
  • 1 to 1 training on our monthly salon visits from your dedicated educator who will support you through the training you are getting in your salon and top up where needed.
  • Fully supported theory training both online and in person.
  • The contact details of your educator so you can get in touch about anything you need, even if it's not related to your apprenticeship.
  • Bespoke learning pathway arranged to suit you and your salons needs, whilst ensuring all aspects of the apprenticeship are completed.
  • Access to our innovative Virtual Learning Environment containing digital learning materials such as videos from industry experts, workbooks and quizzes.
  • Virtual classrooms on Zoom, Teams and Facebook to top up your industry leading training.
  • An invite to our Apprenticeship Facebook Forum where apprentices, employers and educators meet to chat, ask for and offer advice, show off their skills and take part in friendly competition.
  • Assessments and observations from outstanding educators with years of industry experience.
  • Regular reviews throughout the apprenticeship allowing you to offer feedback on your training.
  • End Point Assessment preparation and support.
  • Full support for your English and maths functional skills using specially developed tools and materials.

Completing The Apprenticeship

At the end of your apprenticeship, after you have successfully completed the unit assessments, you will receive a Certificate of Unit Achievement. This allows you to progress onto the Gateway stage of the apprenticeship.

The Gateway is a period where we will review your knowledge, skills and behaviours to see if you have met the minimum requirements and are ready to take the assessment.

Once you have successfully completed the Gateway you will be submitted for your End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment or EPA is an assessment of all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have learned throughout your apprenticeship, it confirms you are ready and competent in the career path you have chosen.

These assessments have been designed and developed, by employers in the beauty industry, to reflect the daily work of a beauty therapist. This makes them very sought after by employers across the industry.

After you have passed all the elements of the EPA, including any required standards in English and maths, you will receive your apprenticeship certificate.

What Are The Next Steps?

After you have completed your Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Professionals (Beauty Therapist) you will be a fully qualified beauty therapist and will be able to work independently within your salon. 

There are further apprenticeships available to you which will allow you to increase your knowledge add to your skill set and become ever more valuable to your salon.

You can choose from each of the following apprenticeships.

 

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