Level 2 Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship
An apprenticeship is a paid job that is completed alongside training. It allows people to earn while they learn, gain valuable experiences and receive a recognised qualification to develop their future career.
Why undertake a Beauty Therapist – Apprenticeship Standard – Level 2
A Beauty therapist works in one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within the Hair and Beauty Sector, contributing over £28 billion to the UK’s economy. The work environment can be varied in size, style, and ambiance, from a cruise ship, through to small bespoke salons or luxury high end beauty salons and spas.
Beauty Therapist’s deliver essential one-to-one Beauty Therapy treatments whilst maintaining the organisation’s image, financial viability, and reputation. They complete all duties and treatments within the scope of the occupational role in accordance with legal, industry and organisational requirements within commercially viable times whilst acting with professionalism, without supervision and observe safe working practices to a high level of precision.
- carry out beauty therapy treatments in line with legal, industry and organisational requirements, maintaining honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
- carry out, maintains and stores detailed and confidential beauty treatment consultations with clients, choosing the most appropriate treatments and products.
- implement and practice safe ways of working for themselves and others in accordance with legal beauty therapy and organisational requirements.
- select, use, and apply a range of beauty therapy techniques, products, tools and equipment to provide:
- waxing services (legs, underarms, face and bikini line).
- hand and nail treatments.
- foot treatments.
- facial skin care treatments.
- eyelash and eyebrow treatments.
- make-up application.
- basic massage treatments (back, neck and shoulder).
- facilitate the client journey, make appointments, completes the services and handles payments from clients.
- provide advice and recommendations on the beauty treatments and appointments.
- portray professionalism and values that meet Beauty Therapy industry requirements and expectations.
- maintain standards of appearance and the salon/spa image, etiquette and hygiene.
Apprentices have to be a UK resident or have either UK Settled Status or have indefinitely leave to remain and be able to be employed within the UK. Apprentices must also live in England and their place of employment must also be based in England for at least 50% of their employed time and must be able to attended possible weekly classroom-based lessons held at the college based in central London.
English and maths is an integral part of delivering apprenticeships in the UK. An apprentice without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths or equivalent functional skills at level 2, would need to continue their studies of English and Maths as part of their apprenticeship. Employers must allow time apprentice for this is be undertaken. An apprentice would need to provide evidence that they have achieved at least functional skills or equivalent in English and Maths in order to achieve the apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is a great paid work opportunity for people over the age of 16 in England who are:
- early in their career
- looking to upskill in their current job
- looking for a career-change
- not in full-time education
At least 20% of the time the apprentice is employed (approx 1 day a week), it is a statutory requirement for the apprentice to undertake training from the training provider during normal working hours, for the purpose of learning and achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours required in order to successfully complete the apprenticeship. By normal working hours, it is meant as paid hours excluding overtime.
For the Beauty Therapist Level 2 standard this would be 1 day a week undertaking college directed learning and occasional remote learning.
The Beauty Therapist apprenticeship standard level 2 is a 15 month apprenticeship programme (excluding the End Point Assessment (EPA)). Apprentices would normally be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and spend at least 1 full day of their employment at college and/or undertaking directed learning.
End-point assessment (EPA) tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. To achieve the apprenticeship qualification the EPA demonstrates the competence of an apprentice in their role. EPAs are carried out after 15 months have been completed and by an End Point Assessment Organisation independently to LCBT.
The gateway takes place before an EPA can start. The employer and LCBT will review the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours to see if they have met the minimum requirements of the Beauty Therapist Level 2 apprenticeship set out in its apprenticeship standard, and are ready to take the assessment.
Beauty Therapist apprentices are provided with a uniform, kit & materials after 6 weeks of starting an apprenticeship programme. This is alongside the provision of equipment and products to be used when at the College which will be essential for their studies. There are several suppliers we work alongside that also give a discount to learners, therefore kit can be personally topped up throughout the course. Each learner’s kit includes a full range of equipment and products for the course as well as a bag for kit storage.