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NVQ Level 1: Beauty Therapy

Why study this course?

This qualification is a doorway to a career in beauty and an introduction to a level 2 programme. You will assist beauty therapists at level 2 or 3 and as part of this qualification, you will complete a portfolio of evidence based on the following theory of treatments and assessed basic practical treatments.

  • Beauty products and how they are used
  • Customer Service - reception duties, answering the phone and making appointments
  • Understand Health and Safety in the beauty industry
  • Practical tasks within the salon environment , such as assisting therapists in facial and hand treatments in the beauty salons at Exeter College
  • Achieving skills in facial cleansing and nail treatments

What content is covered? [Exam Board: City & Guilds]

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to Health and Safety.
  • Assist with salon reception duties
  • Prepare and maintain the beauty therapy work area
  • Assist with facial treatments
  • Assist with nail treatments on the hands

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by coursework and practical assessment.

This course is approximately equivalent to two GCSE’s at grades D - G.

This course takes place at Exeter College on Wednesday afternoon.

Students will only be able to opt for this course if working below Level 4b in most subjects.

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