Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy

The level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy is about improving people’s wellbeing by making them look and feel better. These qualifications are suitable for people working in the Beauty Therapy industry, or attending college on a full/part time basis.

These qualifications are designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the Beauty Therapy industry, for example use of materials, tools and techniques.

SQA also offer Functional Skills which are a main component of the Apprenticeship framework.

Beauty Therapy

Qualification Title Ofqual code SQA code QCF Level

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (QCF)

600/2878/6

GE2C 65

1

Who does this qualification suit

The level 1 qualification is suitable for adult returners or learners who are working within the beauty industry as salon assistants/juniors.

Progression

Learners completing the level 1 Certificate could progress to a level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Approval

Information regarding the approval process is available from SQA’s Business Development team.

How to assess

These qualifications are designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions of a realistic working environment for example, Beauty salons, private training providers and colleges of further education.

The qualifications will be assessed by observation, projects, written/oral questions, online assessment for mandatory essential knowledge and understanding through SQA SOLAR.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Access

Learners should ideally be working within the hairdressing industry as salon assistants/juniors. These qualifications may also be delivered to full time college students and adult returners.

Structure

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (QCF) — GE2C 65

These qualifications require the learner to complete mandatory and optional Units.

Unit title SQA code QCF level QCF code
Mandatory Units (11 credits required)
Ensure Responsibility for Actions to Reduce Risks to Health and Safety (4) FR5W57 3 A/601/5867
Contribute to the Development of Effective Working (4) FN3X65 1 J/600/1258
Prepare and Maintain Salon Treatment Work Areas (3) FY0265 1 R/600/9086

 

Unit title

SQA code

QCF level QCF code
Optional Units (8 credits required)
Assist with Salon Reception Duties (4.0) FT0C65 1 F/600/1257
Assist with Facial Skin Care Treatments (4.0)  FY0365 1 Y/503/2147
Assist with Day Make-up (4.0)  FY0465 1 Y/600/8747
Assist with Nail Services (4.0)  FY0565 1 L/600/8924