Natasha , 20
Natasha studied Beauty Therapy and Spa Therapy and now works as a Spa Therapist at a hotel in the New ForestREAD FULL STORY…
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On successful completion of Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up, students may wish to progress onto Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up or into employment in the industry as a freelance hair and make-up artist within the photographic, TV/film, theatre sectors or abroad working in kids clubs etc.
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3 including English and Maths or a proven achievement on a Level 1 programme such as Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (including Functional Skills). We will also consider attendance and attainment reports from previous education and a successful college interview.
Any student without a GCSE at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths will be required to continue with their English and Maths study at college.
You should have high standards of personal appearance and good communication skills as you will be required to work on a range of clients.
On this one year programme you will learn about various aspects of hair and media make-up, including:
- Body art design
- Cosmetic make-up
- Photographic make-up
- The art of colouring hair
- Create an overall image related to a theme
- Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
- Client care, consultation and communication
- Nail art
- Health and safety
- Skin tanning
- Themed face painting
- Plaiting and twisting hair
- Anatomy and physiology
We deliver a varied and diverse learning experience. This will include attending various activities outside of College, for example face painting at schools, charity events and prom fairs where you will be required to complete total looks. You are also required to demonstrate and show off your practical ability, alongside planning and imaginative skills, with total look competitions and workshops set up. A portfolio of your own photographic evidence is created throughout the year, accompanied by mini projects and mood boards.
Other opportunities to extend your skills are offered in Industry Week when you have the option to choose training that will enhance your present qualification, e.g. period hairstyling, casualty make-up,UV nail application, lash and brow enhancements and Mendhi skin decoration.
The programme is a careful balance of theory and practical work. You will be able to gain extra experience in the College salon and reception area, as well as by attending lectures and tutorials. An insight into the career prospects of beauty therapy can be gained when we visit the industrys largest beauty exhibition in London, as well as participation in Industry Week. Students will also participate in community activities and provide services such as face painting, overall looks, and prom make-overs.
Your commercial skills will develop through instruction and practice working on clients. Your specialist skills will be enhanced when working in real environments like schools and charity events where an understanding of working within the time constraints, environmental conditions and communicating with the general public will be brought to the forefront.
A portfolio of practical and theoretical evidence will be built up containing research notes, assignments, projects,practical observation feedback, mood boards, planning sheets and photographic evidence of completed work. This can also be used as a promotional tool once qualified to showcase your skills and expertise. Students are expected to meet set industry and professional standards to pass practical observations. Your lecturer will support you through this process and offer regular feedback to ensure standards are met.
To Successfully achieve this qualifications all of the following elements must be completed to the awarding body standard.
1. Graded practical assessments
2. Externally set and marked examinations
3. Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment
You require a uniform with shoes, costing approximately 65. A professional tool kit and products to allow you to practice at home and in College (costing approximately 200) and a professional face painting kit (costing approximately 55) are required. Additional fees may be charged for trips or industry qualifications offered during Industry Week.
A professional uniform must be worn and no jewellery at all times in practical sessions.
Work experience placements may require students to plan and organise their own travel. Work experience may occur at weekends and evenings. This is part of the necessary development and preparation for employment.
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