|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Joining the beauty therapy industry at any level is a thrilling prospect in its own right, but how about starting up your own salon? If you’ve the drive, determination and relentless passion to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic and rewarding industries, why not go into business for yourself? What makes the sector so appealing in general is how regardless of growing political and economic pressures, people all over the world still want to look and feel their best. Which in turn means that while so many industries waver, the successful salon manager enjoys rock-solid stability and long-term job-security.
As professional beauty therapy services continue to become the everyday norm for men and women of all ages, there’s never been a better time to consider joining this extraordinary industry. This Diploma of Beauty Therapy Online, has been designed for those who wish to transform existing passions and interests into rewarding careers for life. With no relevant industry knowledge or prior experience required, a series of 11 in-depth modules gradually guide candidates through the most important skills, talents and theoretical teachings to build their own successful beauty therapy brand.
Beginning with an overview of the contemporary beauty salon, candidates are summarily introduced to key anatomical and physiological teachings, along with the identification of common skin problems and the respective treatments for each. Course content on this diploma beauty online, covers professional makeup application, the performing of manicure and pedicure treatments, essential hair care and styling tips, the basics of hair removal and ultimately how to build and manage a private beauty salon. Those already working within the beauty therapy sector will find their career advancement prospects improving exponentially upon successful completion of this diploma.
The Diploma Beauty Therapy Online, is delivered over 11 modules:
Module 1 - The Work Place Environment
The introductory module of the diploma introduces candidates to the contemporary beauty salon and a variety of associated health and safety considerations. An investigation of the workplace environment is accompanied by an overview of personal appearance guidelines and general salon hygiene requirements.
Module 2 - Related Anatomy and Physiology
In the second course module, the primary core focus is that of essential anatomical and physiological insights of relevance to the professional beauty therapist. Candidates are gradually guided through the way in which anatomical features like the bones, blood, skin and muscles influence external beauty and health.
Module 3 - Consultation and Skin Analysis
Carrying out professional skin analysis and effective consultations enters the discussion in Module 3, in which subtopics include knowing which questions to ask clients and when, carrying out visual and manual examinations of patients, the breakdown of each of the most important stages in the consultation process and an overview of various different skin types.
Module 4 - How to Improve and Maintain Facial Skin Conditions
The core focus of Module 4 is the maintenance of common facial skin conditions, which further explores the identification of skin problems and introduces candidates to skin-preparation techniques to maximise the benefit of facial treatments. The application of facials is also explored in-depth, along with the importance of effective skin cleansing, exfoliation and moisturising.
Module 5 - How to Improve Skin Conditions (Continued)
The central theme of the prior module continues into Module 5, which provides candidates with an overview of professional facial mask therapy and a series of facial massage techniques. Course content includes further exploration of the correct application of facial masks, along with an overview of the most commonly used mask types and their respective properties.
Module 6 - Preparing Work Area and the Client for the Application of Make up
In the following module, candidates begin to explore professional makeup application techniques, beginning with an introduction to contemporary salon tools and equipment. Along with a broad overview of professional contouring, a variety of concealing cosmetics and examples of eye and lip makeup are also introduced.
Module 7 - Professional Make Up Procedures
Make-up continues as the primary core focus of the seventh module, which guides candidates through professional-standard application techniques and how to effectively identify specific facial shapes and features, in order to select the appropriate makeup. Other subtopics covered include special occasion makeup, photographic makeup and the use of false eyelashes.
Module 8 - Manicure and Pedicure
A variety of essential pedicure and manicure skills are introduced in the following module. Beginning with the very basics as to how and why manicures and pedicures are performed, candidates are guided through a variety of hand and foot treatments, how to carry out professional consultations, professional nail polish application techniques and essential salon equipment.
Module 9 - Hair Care
The ninth diploma module is dedicated exclusively to professional-level hair care. Along with learning how to identify and work with a variety of different hair types, candidates explore a variety of effective hair and scalp cleansing and conditioning methods, along with how to style the hair in a variety of ways in conjunction with customer demands.
Module 10 - Remove and Lighten Hair Using Temporary Methods
Course content in Module 10 explores the topic of temporary body hair lightening removal methods, as practiced in the majority of contemporary beauty studios. Candidates are guided through sugaring depilation and warm wax application techniques, along with a series of related preparatory essentials.
Module 11 - Salon Management
In the closing course module, course content shifts focus to the basics of salon management and ultimately, how to go into business as a private beauty salon manager. Candidates explore how to recruit and build a professional team, providing essential training and support, building and managing strong client relations and a wide variety of essential advertising/marketing techniques.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.