Beauty Courses 2018-06-04T15:56:44+00:00

Beauty Courses

Oxford School of Holistic Health & Beauty ITEC

Level 2 Diploma for Beauty Specialists (205 hours)

This course is made up of 4 units (9-12) covering beauty subjects listed below, plus the Professional Conduct and Business Awareness unit. Together these give the student all she/he needs to carry out the treatments most clients ask a beauty specialist for in a competent and professional manner. The units can be taken individually, one at a time or more than one studied concurrently, but to gain the Diploma all 4 units and the Business Awareness and Professional Conduct unit must be passed. This can be done over an extended period of time.

This course covers:

  • Client, couch & trolley preparation.
  • Consultation procedures.
  • Skin analysis.
  • Eye make up removal.
  • Facial cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising.
  • Steaming, comedone and milia extraction.
  • Face masks.
  • Facial massage.
  • After care & Home care advice.
  • Cosmetic science and product knowledge.
  • Hygiene.
  • Eyebrow shaping.
  • Eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
  • Facial bleaching.
  • Associated anatomy and physiology subjects.

This course is 55 hours long and usually divided into 10 x 5.5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are often spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6/9 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

A wide range of models are used to provide students with a broad experience of different skin types, conditions, ages & problems. Students initially work on each other to experience the treatments & perfect their technique before working on models.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 5 case studies – they must treat 5 different clients covering all the required treatments and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.

The one hour practical examination requires the students to perform a cleanse and skin analysis, massage and mask treatment plus a brow shape and lash tint, and answer oral questions. Pass mark is 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark is 60%.My students regularly achieve credit (75 -89%) & distinction (90 – 100%) grades in this subject.

This course covers:

  • Client, couch & trolley preparation.
  • Consultation procedures.
  • Eye make up removal.
  • Cleansing, toning and moisturising techniques.
  • Skin analysis.
  • Day, evening, corrective, mature and bridal make up.
  • Product knowledge / cosmetic science.
  • Hygiene.

This course is 45 hours long and usually divided into 7 x 6 hour classes and 1 x 3 hour class. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

A variety of models are provided to give the student a wide range of features to work on, different skin problems and ages. Students initially work on each other to gain experience & perfect the techniques before working on models.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 5 case studies – they must treat 5 different clients covering all the required treatments and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.

The one hour practical examination requires the students to perform a day make up and answer oral questions. Pass mark 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark 60%.

This course covers:

  • Client preparation, station preparation.
  • Hygiene.
  • Contra Indications.
  • Consultation procedures.
  • Manicure treatment including massage and painting techniques.
  • Pedicure treatment including massage and painting techniques.
  • Specialist treatments – conditioning wax, exfoliation, mask & warm oil techniques.
  • Nail repair and specialist false nail techniques (introduction only).
  • After care & Home care advice.
  • Associated anatomy and physiology subjects.

This course is 45 hours long and usually divided into 7 x 6 hour classes and 1 x 3 hour class. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

A variety of models are provided to give the student a wide range of conditions to work on, different skin & nail problems and different ages. Students initially work on each other to gain experience & perfect the techniques before working on models.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 5 case studies – they must treat 5 different clients covering all the required treatments and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.

The 30 minute practical examination requires the students to perform a manicure and answer oral questions. Pass mark 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark 60%. My students regularly achieve Credits in this subject.

This course covers:

  • Client, couch & trolley preparation.
  • Consultation.
  • Contra Indications.
  • Hot, Warm and Sugar wax techniques in a wide range of areas on body and face.
  • Other methods of hair removal.
  • Hygiene.
  • After care & Home care advice.
  • Associated anatomy and physiology.

This course is 45 hours long and usually divided into 7 x 6 hour classes and 1 x 3 hour class. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

A variety of models are provided to give the student a wide range of conditions/areas to work on. Students initially work on each other to gain experience & perfect the techniques before working on models.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 5 case studies – they must treat 5 different clients covering all the required treatments and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.

The practical examination requires the students to perform a half leg wax with warm wax and either under arm or bikini wax with hot wax and answer oral questions. Pass mark 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark is 60%, my students regularly achieve Credits in this subject.

This course completes the subjects necessary to be awarded the Beauty Specialist Diploma. It is recommended that students take this course before or alongside initial beauty courses as it is a foundation course giving lots of basic information which is required in practical work situations such as in class.

This course covers:

  • Ethics.
  • Professionalism.
  • Insurance.
  • First aid.
  • Hygiene.
  • Consultation techniques.
  • Acts and legislation relevant to therapists.
  • Basic book – keeping.
  • Stock control.
  • Retail / selling.
  • Advertising.
  • Marketing.
  • Costing of treatments.
  • Salon/room design.

The course is divided into 2 x 6 hour days plus a 3 hour mock/revision class. Normally completed in 2.5/3 months. Exams can be at any time of the year.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat to test knowledge of these subjects. Pass mark 60%. In my last group of students all got distinctions & credits.

Level 3 Diploma in Epilation (approximately 55 hours)

Students must hold a Level 2 qualification in a facial course in order to do this subject. ( eg; Skin Care & Eye Treatments Unit).

Subjects covered include:

  • Skin structure, functions, disorders, diseases.
  • Hair and follicle structure, functions, hair growth cycle.
  • Factors affecting hair growth.
  • Endocrine system.
  • Short wave diathermy technique.
  • Galvanic technique.
  • The Blend technique.
  • Hygiene.
  • Consultation & Contraindications.
  • Client, trolley & couch preparation.
  • After care & Home care advice.

This course is 55 hours long and usually divided into 10 x 5.5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 6/9 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July.

A range of models are used to provide students with a broad experience of different skin types, conditions and ages. Students often need to provide their own models. Students initially work on each other to gain experience & perfect the techniques before working on models. All areas of the body and face are treated with this course, ensuring students are fully competent to treat any client and their problem area.

Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 12 case studies – they must treat 3 different clients twice for diathermy treatment and 3 clients twice for the blend treatment, both covering all the required areas and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the award to be issued.

The practical examination requires the students to use both short wave diathermy and the blend technique and answer oral questions. Pass mark 60%.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat covering both methods of treatment. Pass mark 60%.