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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

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This qualification will provide you with the skills to communicate with the client and plan and deliver complementary therapy treatments. You will acquire the knowledge of anatomy & physiology, consultation techniques and the common effects and techniques of massage, aromatherapy and reflexology in order to provide complementary therapy treatments.

Course details

The units you will study are:

  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Health, safety and hygiene for complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of less common pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies
  • Reflective practice for body massage
  • Provide aromatherapy
  • Reflective practice for aromatherapy
  • Provide reflexology
  • Reflective practice for reflexology
Entry guidelines
  • Pass or above at Level 2 Diploma in a relevant curriculum area qualification or minimum 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C (grade 4 or above).
  • It is essential that you can demonstrate competence in dealing with clients, using information for planning treatments and providing such treatments safely and effectively.
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina are very important as there are times when it may be necessary to stand for long periods e.g. delivering body massage treatments.
  • You will need to provide a character reference before or at interview. The offer of a place on this course is dependent upon a satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

Assessments continue throughout the course both in practical and theory sessions and you will required to complete a large number of case studies details of which will be given during induction. As some of the case study treatments will be completed outside of college time you will also be expected to ensure you have the relevant insurance to carry out these treatments, details of which will be given at induction. You will be required to purchase a kit which will contain the essential oils required to complete the course at the cost of approximately £180. You will also need a uniform (approximately £40).

Where can I progress to?

This qualification provides progression to further training in other complementary therapies, level 4 qualifications, foundation degrees or degrees in complementary therapy. It will also lead to registration with:

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • General Regulatory Council for Complimentary Therapies

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 18th Jan 2019 Ref G059J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £4100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 17th Jan 2020 Ref G059K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £4100.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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