Certificate in Facial Skincare

What does Facial Skincare involve?

The health and beauty industries have seen tremendous growth over the last couple of years. More and more people are focusing on their health and on finding ways to look better and younger for longer. There are many big companies out there selling products that promise you the secret to eternal beauty. However, it is quite difficult to know how to go about choosing the right products, as well as figuring out how to use them.

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Knowing which products and treatments to use on your skin starts with knowing your skin type and skin tone, and being able to recognise any skin problems that you may have. This course teaches you the basics of how to identify the needs of the skin and how to take care of the skin.

Entrance criteria:

• Basic literacy skills
• Students must be over the age of 16

Course duration:

10 months

Programme outcomes

The subject on Facial Skin Care Theory will cover the anatomy of the skin, skin types, skin tones, skin disorders and general facial hygiene. You will learn more about face mapping, client consultations and basic facial components.

In order to complete the Learning Group Certificate in Facial Skincare, students will have to complete the following subjects:

Introduction to Business English

• Introduction to communication
• Non-verbal communication
• Business writing
• Speaking, listening and reading skills
• Meetings
• Presentations
• Work readiness

Anatomy and Physiology

• About Anatomy and Physiology
• Cells and tissues
• Skin, hair and nails
• The skeletal system
• Muscles and the muscular system
• The lymphatic system
• The nervous system

Professional Salon Skills

• Personal presentation
• Effective communication
• Verbal communication
• Non-verbal communication
• Observation skills
• Communicating and working together
• Written communication
• Salon services
• Dealing with customer complaints
• The Receptionist – communicating telephonically
• Assessment techniques and questioning the client
• Questioning techniques
• Face mapping
• Contra-indications
• Contra-actions
• Hygiene and avoiding cross-contamination
• Personal hygiene
• Salon hygiene
• Client hygiene

Facial Skincare Theory

• Anatomy of the skin
• Skin types
• Skin tones
• Skin disorders

Networking for Success

• Understanding successful networks
• Building networking relationships
• Refining your professional presence
• Bell ringing telephone techniques
• Networking via e-mail and the internet
• Networking power of self promotion
• Special networking challenges

Facial Skincare Techniques

• Hygiene and preparation of the treatment area
• Face mapping and client consultation
• Basic / normal facial theory
• Collagen / anti-aging facial theory
• Acne / Deep cleansing facial theory
• Light fruit and acid peel facial theory
• Galvanic facial theory
• Oxygen facial theory
• Facials for men – theory
• Aftercare advice

Assessment and award

• You will be required to submit a number of assignments to the college for marking.
• Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Learning Group Certificate in Facial Skincare.

Accreditation status:

This programme is not registered on the NQF – it is therefore not a credit-bearing programme.

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