Course overview

Intro to the Beauty Industry for ESOL City of Bristol College

This course is for adult ESOL students that provides a fifteen-week introduction to working in the beauty industry so that you can consider if you would like to pursue this career. 

You will cover the basic fundamental skills involved with carrying out a facial treatment, a manicure and a pedicure. You will be required to complete the treatments on other students in the group and you will also be required to model for other students too. 

You will be required to attend the planned session every week so that you can build your skills to help you understand the requirements of working in the beauty industry, so a good attendance and punctuality are an essential part of this course. 

Additional information

Who is this course for?

Adults aged 19+. 

What you'll learn

You will cover the basic fundamental skills involved with carrying out a facial treatment, a manicure and a pedicure. 

You will be required to wear all black whilst working in the salon. You may purchase a beauty uniform if you wish. Further details on this will be given to you by your course Lecturer. 

Long hair must be tied back and secured away from the face. Nail Polish, nail extensions and jewellery are not permitted to be worn while working in the beauty salon. The only jewellery that can be worn is a wedding ring. 


Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You need 3 GCSEs at Grade 1 to Grade 3, including Maths and English, or a previous vocational qualification.

Some Level 1 qualifications in trade-based subjects may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course.

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered in a beauty salon at the College Green Centre. You will be assessed by observation and verbal questioning by a beauty lecturer whilst carrying out the treatments. 

Future career and study opportunities

Once you have achieved Level 1 Functional Skills in English and E3 Maths as a minimum, you could progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy or the Level 2 Certificate in Cosmetic Make-up. 

Additional costs


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