There are a lot of different courses out there for those seeking a career in beauty. The NVQ route is well known, so we are going to take a look at this in further detail to give you a helping hand.
If you fancy a career as a beauty therapist, a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (NVQ) is a great place to start. You will benefit from real industry experience, getting a true feel for what the varied day-to-day life as a beauty therapist is like. At the end of it, you will walk away with a nationally recognised beauty qualification, which will enable you to successfully launch your career in this industry.
As well as receiving a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy, courses can also incorporate functional skills in Maths, English, and ICT, if required. This is beneficial because the course provider will enable you to bridge any skill gaps, so there is no need to worry if you feel like you are currently lacking in a certain area.
What does the programme cover?
- Health and Safety
- Facial skincare treatments
- Eyebrows and lashes
- Waxing, manicure, and pedicure services
- Reception duties
- Ear piercing
- Make-up and skin camouflage
- Assisting with spa operations
Is a Level 2 Beauty Therapy Diploma right for you?
Do you enjoy being artistic and creative? Do you like working with your hands? Most importantly, do you have an interest in a career as a beautician? The Level 2 Diploma is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in the beauty sector. You need to work well with your hands, have the ability to operate in a busy environment, and have good communication skills. If you have the interest and the right attitude, this course will ensure you develop the practical skills required through interactive, hands-on classes. If you want to treat specific skin conditions, for example, if you’re interested in learning how to treat hyperpigmentation, you will need to undergo further training for this, as it is a specialist area.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
Of course, there are standalone beauty qualifications available without apprenticeships or real-working experience entailed. However, this will not prepare you for the day-to-day role of being a beauty therapist. Plus, employers value experience! You’re unlikely to secure a job if you don’t have any.
With beauty apprenticeships, you will have the advantage of learning and working in a real beauty environment. If you look online, you will see many course providers offering bespoke and informal courses, which are completely tailored to suit your needs. You will develop your confidence and skills at a supervisory level, giving you the perfect platform to learn and flourish.
Entry requirements for most of these courses
- 30+ hours of weekly work, including training
- Level 1 or above obtained in English and Maths initial assessment tests
So there you have it: an insight into one of the paths you can take if you want to work in beauty.