Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
Three GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) and above, including Maths and English, or a Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Therapy. Learners who do not have grade 4 or above in English and maths study them alongside their course.
What will I learn?
Develop the practical skills and levels of understanding that are expected of you as a modern beauty therapist
Improve your communication and IT skills, develop the attributes needed to work as part of a team and improve and excel in your own effectiveness at work
Be an ambassador for OPUS Salon and Totton College
You’ll take part in 60 hours’ work experience during the year in a relevant setting.
Working in beauty related industries
Follow health and safety
Client care and communication
Provide facial skin care
Promoting additional services
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide manicure & pedicure treatments
Provide lash and brow treatments
Salon reception duties
You’ll be assessed through a combination of portfolio evidence, practical tasks, and knowledge and understanding tasks or an online test. Clinic hours will also need to be completed outside of your teaching timetable.
As part of the course, you get the chance to be involved in a range of extra-curricular activities and community projects – including Totton Carnival.
Career and Progression
You can continue to develop your skills by progressing to a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy, which is highly desirable within the beauty industry, or you can start your career in a salon with an apprenticeship.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College