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Aesthetic Practitioner

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: W200 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,D

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

T Level

P

A T-level graded Pass with a core component profile less than C.

UCAS Tariff

56

Non-electrotherapy - You will have previously studied electrotherapy as part of a Level 3 qualification. Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Beauty therapy

**OVERVIEW**
**With non-surgical aesthetic treatments becoming increasingly popular in the UK, demand for qualified practitioners is at an all-time high. Open to therapists and non-therapists alike, our Aesthetic Practitioner foundation degree opens the doors for you to pursue a variety of reputable and lucrative careers in this rapidly expanding industry.**

Learning in our commercial Aspire Aesthetics clinic at University College Birmingham and using the very latest equipment, you will study and practise a range of non-medical procedures in cosmetology, hair removal and skin rejuvenation, developing knowledge and skills in advanced electrical face and body technologies. Procedures you will master include laser treatments, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling and skin needling, ensuring you have the skills to thrive in this booming sector.

Our aesthetic training course gives you the chance to gain vital real-world experience through a work placement and engage with industry experts through conferences and guest speaker visits. Demonstrating best practice and providing reassurance to students and clients alike, University College Birmingham adheres to guidelines from the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) and the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Practical application** - Work with real clients in our state-of-the-art clinic, featuring the latest equipment from cryotherapy machines to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)

- **Work placement** - Start building your professional network and gain invaluable real-world experience with the opportunity to complete a work placement during your course

- **Enrichment** - Engage with industry professionals at events such as ACE Conference and Professional Beauty North, as well as meeting a variety of expert guest speakers

**FACILITIES**
Our Aesthetic Practitioner course lets you get hands-on with real paying clients working in our Aspire Aesthetics clinic on campus, enabling you to put your training into practice using the latest technology and equipment.

Aspire Aesthetics offers a clinical environment using the latest UV and ultrasonic sterilisation technology, with three clinically-controlled laser rooms and three consultation rooms where comprehensive client management software is used. The clinic also features cutting-edge technology including Motus AY and Lumina lasers, Observ 520 and a range of multi-platform, non-surgical and non-invasive face and body equipment, while we use a variety of cosmeceutical product ranges and treatments from leading brands such as Mesoestetic.

**PLACEMENTS**
Our course encourages a work placement during your second year.

Employers we have worked with include sk:n (Leamington), Skin & Tonic (Tamworth), Envie Clinic (Birmingham), Fiji Skin Clinic (Birmingham), Hampton Clinic (Birmingham), Beauty Lounge Training Academy (Birmingham), Medizen (Sutton Coldfield) and My Skin Spa (Solihull).

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Aesthetic practitioner

- Laser and skin practitioner

- Aesthetic clinic manager

- Skincare consultant

- Business development manager

- Area sales manager

Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**YEAR 1**

- Academic Essentials
- Aesthetic Technologies in Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation
- Chemical Peels: Theory and Practice
- Physiology of Ageing
- The Aesthetic Consultation

Plus one option from:

- Electrotherapy in Aesthetic Practice
- Non-invasive Aesthetic Procedures

**YEAR 2**

- Advancements in Technologies
- Aesthetic Business Operations
- Clinical Aesthetic Procedures
- Exploring Research in Practice
- Science of Skincare
- Work Based Practice in Aesthetics

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

- **Coursework** – 68%
- **Practical assessment** – 23%
- **Written examinations** – 9%

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Creative Services - FdA/FdSc

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Beauty therapy

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
1%
Male students
99%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


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Complementary and alternative medicine

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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,100
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Therapy professionals
6%
Health associate professionals
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

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