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Level 2 Beauty Traineeship Programme

  • Location: Folkestone
  • Suitable Towns: Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Romney Marsh
  • Dates: From 07/08/2017 to
  • Duration: 12 Weeks - 6 Months
  • Qualification Level: Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies, Level 1 Award in Employability Skills, Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2 in Functional Skills in Maths and English if applicable.
  • Vocational Area: Beauty, Hair, Nails
  • Travel: Get Directions
  • Progression Routes: Assistant receptionist, Assistant salon technician, Beauty retail consultant, Junior salon receptionist, Junior beauty therapist, Junior nail technician, Junior spa therapist, Salon technician.
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Course Details

Age Group: 16-24
Entry Requirements: Qualification in Maths and English desirable but not essential. 

The Level 2 Beauty Traineeship Programme is a 20 week programme which will give you invaluable life skills and experience to help you secure employment in the hair and beauty sector.

Writing a CV – What to include, spelling mistakes and gramma.
Job application skills – Filling in application forms and how to search for jobs online.
Interview skills – What to wear and what to prepare.
Being safe and healthy at work – How to conduct yourself safely at work.
Dealing with your first days at work – What to wear, what you need to know and employer expectations.
Working in a team - Team values, what makes a team effective and identifying the skills you already have to work well in a team.
Managing your time – The importance of punctuality, attendance and the consequences of being late for work as well as the importance of completing tasks within agreed time frames.
Business and customer awareness – Understanding different sectors and the difference between Limited, Public companies, self-employment and Charities and the importance and benefits of good customer service.
Problem solving at work – Treating everyone fairly, how to use your initiative to come up with solutions to problems in the workplace and help you gain the skills that employers are looking for.
Motivation and mind set - Attitude within the work place and recognising your skills and attributes.

At the same time, you will also attend our 20 week Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course delivered 3 days a week Wednesday to Friday. During this time you will be learning health & safety in the salon, client care & communication and reception duties along with the following treatments:

Manicure
Pedicure
Eyelash & eyebrow treatments
Waxing
Facials
Make-up

All of our assessors are fully qualified, and have previously or still are, working in this sector and will support you while completing your training. You will be learning and practicing in a realistic salon environment in our training academy.

If you did not achieve Maths and English GCSE grades A-C at school or college our Traineeship programme will also help you to improve and gain functional skills, which will prepare you for the apprenticeship or job requirements once your Traineeship is complete.

Within your first 2 weeks you will be introduced to your work experience employer, who is normally local to where you live. You will complete approximately 7 hours of work experience each week (on a Tuesday or Saturday) for the next 16 weeks which will offer you the chance to practice the beauty and employability skills that you will have achieved through your training at TNB Skills, whilst gaining the salon experience that most beauty, nail and hair employers are looking for. It will also give you the opportunity to demonstrate to your work place employer the skills that you can offer their individual business as well as the chance to build a small clientele with a view to moving onto any job or apprenticeship opportunities they may have once you have completed your traineeship. This training opportunity will give you the necessary stepping stones that will lead into full time employment, advanced apprenticeships, self- employment and more. 

Course Benefits

At the end of the programme you will be interviewed by your work experience employer who will give you a written reference, at the very least, if you haven’t secured employment or apprenticeship with them. You will be able to apply for vacancies with TNB Skills or other outside agencies, with increased confidence, due to gained work experience and certificates to verify your skills as a beauty therapist.

You will also have the opportunity to attend a workshop about becoming self-employed within in the beauty industry and the opportunities you can gain from this.

Financial Assistance (if applicable)

To support candidates on this programme, TNB Skills Training will pay up to £20 a week towards travel and up to a maximum of £500 for the duration of the course, if you do not qualify for the government bursary which is means tested support and live outside a 4 mile radius of the training centre.