What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Retail aims to provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge. This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in beauty retail or further specialist training within the industry.
Your programme will cover all of the work specific core skills and knowledge in beauty retail. You will explore different products and selling techniques, and study the concepts of promotional planning, marketing methods and successful retailing. This qualification will focus on providing professional customer service and communication skills, as well as developing steps for planning promotional activities within skin care, make-up and fragrances.
Practical skills in performing skin care and make-up demonstrations will be developed on fellow students; once a level of competence is reached, you will then be able to work on clients in our well-equipped beauty clinics. Whilst studying you will have the opportunity to engage in enrichment activities and workshops. These may include development of employability skills, employer involvement activities, team work and promotional retail events, communications and customer service; all of which are important when you are thinking about working in the beauty retail industry.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
One externally set, internally marked and externally moderated assignment (Practical based). In this synoptic assignment you will use and present a selection of skills, techniques, concepts and theories from across the programme area.
One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions (Theoretical based). This exam is designed to assess the depth and breadth of knowledge of the programme, using a range of question types.
This qualification is graded: Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distinction*
This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within beauty retail industries. You will study the following mandatory units:
- Working in the beauty retail industry
- Communication and customer service
- Sales and promotional activities
- Skin care for beauty retail
- Make-up for beauty retail
- Retails of additional products for beauty retail