1Course Overview

Facials with Practical Training

Course code: OSC1051

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Develop your skills in one of the most popular beauty treatments – facials!

This course will allow you to:

  • 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
  • Describe the different layers of the skin and their functions
  • Develop an understanding of the functions of the circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different skin types and facial products
  • Explore the aftercare advice and complete a treatment plan
  • Attend a day of practical training and learn how to apply a facial 
  • Have the choice of 10 venues where you would like to attend your practical

This 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.

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2Course 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

 

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
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto the one day practical training.

Course Duration

You will have 12 months to complete this course. 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 online and you will also need to attend a one day practical training. You choose out of 10 centres throughout the UK where you would like to take your practical day.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

For the practical day you will also receive a Salon Services Facial 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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

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 studies. 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 day. You have the choice of 10 centres 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
  • One day practical training
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlughter
  • *Student study planner
  • *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?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).