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Facials and Microdermabrasion with Practical Training

Course Code: OSC1216
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Explore how to perform a facial and microdermabrasion treatment from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Know how to perform a facial and microdermabrasion on two days practical training 
  • Understand how a facial can be used for relaxation and to help with any skin disorders
  • Know how to work safely and hygienically when providing facial treatments
  • Learn about various skin diseases and disorders
  • Explore different skin disorders and techniques of application
  • Learn about the importance of health and safety, especially how to identify hazards and evaluate risks in a salon
  • Have the choice of a range of venues where you would like to attend your practical’s

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by email making it easier and hassle-free.

Join over 60,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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Course Content

  • Beauty Therapy Professional Basics:
    • Relevant legislations
    • Preparing the working area;
    • Preventing infection and cross contamination
    • Key requirements of personal presentation
    • Contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
    • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
    • Methods of communication
    • Ethics and codes of conduct
    • Professional bodies
    • Key points associated with beauty therapy
    • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals


    Unit 1: Health and safety
    • Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your work place
    • Reduce the risks to health and safety in the work place
    • Know and understand how to make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Identify ways to improve personal performance at work
    • Work effectively as part of a team
    • Understand salon roles, procedures and targets
    Unit 2: Customer service
    • Identify and promote additional services or products that are available
    • Know the relevant legislations for the sale of goods
    • Maintain a successful reception area
    • Deal with enquires
    • Book appointments
    • Take payments
  • Unit 3: Facial skin care treatment
    • Work safely and effectively in line with current practice when providing a facial treatment
    • Understand organisation and legal requirements
    • Perform client consultation and treatment plans
    • Understand anatomy and physiology relevant to facial treatments
    • Understand contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
    • Know facial care techniques, products and planning
    • Provide aftercare advice to clients for facial care treatments
    • Identify various skin types
    • Understand the benefits of facial massage and the techniques used
    Unit 4: Microdermabrasion
    • Working safely and hygienically
    • Methods of sterilisation and disinfection
    • Preparation of the treatment area
    • Consultation and understanding of contraindications
    • Effective Communication
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the face
    • The Epidermis
    • The Dermis
    • Skin disorders
    • Facial Bones and structure
    • Facial Muscles
    • Skin analysis, and how to identify and treat different skin types
    • Product Usage
    • Preparation of the client and skin prior to Microdermabrasion treatment
    • Perform and understand a Microdermabrasion Facial application
    • Microdermabrasion treatment procedure
    • Techniques of application
    • Aftercare and Treatment Planning


    Facials Practical Day:
    • Perform a relaxing facial
    • Health and safety
    • Hygiene and infection control
    • Anatomy and physiology (head, neck and shoulders)
    • Client consultation
    • Skin analysis
    • Product knowledge
    • Facial routine
    • Aftercare
    Microdermabrasion Practical Day:
    • Diamond dermabrasion
    • Removal of dead skin cells
    • Imperfections and impurities
    • Health and safety
    • Microdermabrasion equipment
    • Blackheads
    • Whiteheads
    • Age spots
    • Oily, dry and combination skin types
    • Receive demonstrations and practice on each other

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent and marked by your tutor. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto your two days practical training.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. 

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course by post or email and you will also need to attend a two days practical training. You choose out of a variety of centres throughout the UK where you would like to take your practical days.

    Please note the 2 practical days will be split rather than taking place over 2 consecutive days to minimise impact on working and family life. This also enables you to choose when and where the practical’s take place.

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards..

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

    For both practical days you will also receive a Salon Services Certificate accredited by Professional Beauty Direct.

    Professional Beauty Direct have arranged insurance cover for over 11,000 salon owners and individual beauticians, nail technicians and hair stylists, most of which now manage their policies online. Once accredited, you will benefit from being affiliated to Professional Beauty and Professional Beauty Direct Insurance.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. You may be asked to provide a model on your practical day.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your course. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

How do I arrange my practical days?

Once you have passed your written assignments, you may book your practical days. You have the choice of a variety of centres throughout the UK to choose from to take your practical training days. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll arrange this for you. Everything that you will need for your practical day will be provided on the day.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Two days practical training
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

In addition, you will also have access to a Student Trade Card. This gives you access to trade prices, high-quality products that would ordinarily only be available to professionals, exclusive offers and promotions on certain products, PLUS VAT free events throughout the year! 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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