City & Guilds Curriculum

Everything you need to know and be able to do to gain the regulated qualification in skincare & facial treatments

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How this works

    • What you need to know and do

    • Range

    • Treatment protocol

  • 2

    PRE LEARNING: Preparation of yourself, working area and client.

    • PreparationKnowledge transcript

    • Preparation Knowledge video

    • PreparationSkills video

    • PreparationSkills transcript

    • Preparation resource: Why choose Neal's Yard Remedies Organic?

    • Preparation resource: How to choose a massage table

    • Preparation resource: NYRO starter kit

    • Preparation resource: Recommended suppliers

    • Preparation resource: How to fold a spa towel

    • Preparation resource: Creating damp cotton pads

    • Preparation resource: Hand exercises

    • Hygiene in the salon knowledge transcript

    • Hygiene in the salon Knowledge video

    • Resource - HABIA Hygiene booklet

  • 3

    Session 1: Cleansing, toning, moisturising & product knowledge.

    • Cleansing Skills video

    • Cleansing Skills transcript

    • Cleansing Knowledge video

    • Cleansing Knowledge transcript

    • Cleansing Glossary of terms

    • Cleansing Assessment quiz

    • Skin diseases activity

    • Workplace policies knowledge transcript

    • Hand washing techniques

    • Cells knowledge video

    • Cells Knowledge transcript

    • Cells resource: Glossary

    • Cells quiz

    • Workplace practices knowledge video

    • Skin diseases knowledge video

    • Skin diseases resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Skin diseases resource: Glossary

    • Skin diseases quiz

  • 4

    Session 2: Masks, exfoliation & heat treatments

    • Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions- Knowledge video

    • Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions-Knowledge transcript

    • Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions-resource: Safety precautions for using steam

    • Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions-resource: Further reading

    • Mask, exfoliation & heat treatments with manual extractions- Assessment quiz

    • Further research

    • Hazards & risks knowledge video

    • Hazards & risk knowledge transcript

    • Risk assessment

    • Epidermis knowledge video

    • Epidermis resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Epidermis resource: Glossary

    • Epidermis activity

    • Epidermis quiz

  • 5

    Session 3: Skin Types & conditions

    • Skin types & conditions Knowledge video

    • Skin types & conditions Knowledge transcript

    • Skin types & conditions resource: Natural moisturising factor

    • Skin types & conditions resource: Structural changes associated with ageing

    • Skin types & conditions resource: Chronological ageing

    • Skin types & conditions resources: Causes of puffy eyes

    • Skin types & conditions resources: Further reading

    • Skin types & conditions Interesting blog

    • Skin types & conditions Assessment quiz

    • Dermis knowledge video

    • Dermis resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Dermis resource: Glossary

    • Dermis activity

    • Dermis quiz

  • 6

    Session 4: Massage

    • ​Session 5 objectives

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage Knowledge video

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage Knowledge transcript

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage Skills video

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage skills transcript

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage resource: Massage oil ingredients

    • Facial, neck & shoulder massage Assessment quiz

    • Legislation knowledge video

    • Legislation knowledge transcript

    • Resource - Manual handling video

    • Resource - COSHH information

    • Activity - Legislation

    • Further information

    • Resource - Health & Safety Law

    • Knowledge video

  • 7

    Session 5: Consultation

    • Consultation skills knowledge video

    • Consultation skills knowledge transcript

    • Consultation skills video

    • Consultation skills transcript

    • Record card

    • Client questionnaire

    • Treatment plan

    • Legislation around record keeping

    • Consultation quiz

    • Insurance, licensing & professional ethics knowledge transcript

    • Insurance, licensing & professional ethics knowledge video

    • Guidance for clients with Epilepsy

    • Treating children

    • Professional associations

    • FHT code of conduct

    • What you need to know about the skeletal system

    • Skeletal resource: Glossary

    • Structure & function of the skeletal system knowledge video

    • Structure & function of the skeletal system knowledge transcript

    • Skeletal activity: Structure & function

    • Review quiz -Skeletal system structure & function

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle knowledge transcript

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle activity

    • Bones of the head, torso & shoulder girdle quiz

  • 8

    Session 6: Aftercare

    • Aftercare advice knowledge video

    • Aftercare advice knowledge transcript

    • Aftercare advice skills video

    • Aftercare advice skills transcript

    • Promoting products

    • Providing product advice

    • Assessment quiz

    • Legislation knowledge video

    • Legislation knowledge transcript

    • Manual handling video

    • COSHH information

    • Legislation activity

    • Health & Safety Law

    • Manual handling

    • Further information

    • What you need to know about the muscular system

    • Muscular system resource: Glossary

    • Structure & function of the muscular system knowledge video

    • Structure & function of the muscular system knowledge transcript

    • Structure & function of muscle review quiz

    • Muscles of the head, neck & torso knowledge video

    • Muscles of the neck resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscles of the face.1 resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscles of the face.2 resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscles of the face.3 resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscles of the face.4 resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscles of the torso resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Muscular system activity

    • Quiz: Muscles of the head, neck & shoulder girdle

  • 9

    Session 7: Circulation & Lymphatic

    • What you need to know about the cardiovascular system

    • Circulation structure & function knowledge video

    • Structure & function resource: knowledge transcript

    • Blood knowledge video

    • Blood resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Activity: Blood

    • Vessels of the cardiovascular system knowledge video

    • Vessels of the cardiovascular system resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Circulation resource: Glossary

    • Activity: Structure of the heart

    • Activity: Vessels of the cardiovascular system

    • Cardiovascular 1 quiz

    • Cardiovascular 2 quiz

  • 10

    Session 8: Lymphatic system

    • What you need to know about the lymphatic system

    • Lymphatic knowledge video

    • Lymphatic resource: Knowledge transcript

    • Lymphatic resource: Glossary

    • Lymphatic activity: Lymphatic nodes

    • Quiz: Lymphatic

  • 11

    Course Assessment

    • Skincare & facial treatments quiz

  • 12

    City & Guilds Assignment

    • Copy of Notes of guidance

    • Log book

    • Task 1a Produce an information sheet

    • Task 1b Produce a fact sheet

    • Task 1c Anatomy and physiology

    • Task 2 Practical observation

    • Assessment criteria

    • Appeals procedure

Instructor(s)

Director of training at Phoenix

Louise Searles

I’ve been involved with education & training since 1993 as a college lecturer, examiner & lead verifier with City & Guilds. Since 2001, I have been fortunate enough to help many people gain a ‘Career after Children’ creating flexible learning plans incorporating the units they would like to study. My main focus is on enhancing the quality of the learner’s journey, whilst meeting the industry’s needs and expectations to create a quality provision. Therapy Learning Resources is an extension of the provision which I first developed to help our adult learners embrace the complexities of gaining regulated qualifications whilst not compromising the support to their family.

Start your career in beauty therapy

The next course starts Friday 5th March 2021 10.00am

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A step by step through facials

Emma Young

A great way of learning in my own time and I could use my phone as and when I needed to and wherever I was The resources were easy to follow and to keep tra...

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A great way of learning in my own time and I could use my phone as and when I needed to and wherever I was The resources were easy to follow and to keep track of what I had done and had to do Also it is printable which is good for those who like to read from paper and make a booklet of work for records I would highly recommend this learning resource to anybody that is learning. It has everything you need to know and easy to follow.

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From my experience, I am really interested in this course because it’s useful in the practical and personal life. It’s beneficial as all people men and wome...

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From my experience, I am really interested in this course because it’s useful in the practical and personal life. It’s beneficial as all people men and women are interested in their appearance at any age. I found the learning resources very informative and helpful because they include slides and videos which make the information clearer and you can open them from a phone or a laptop. I used to open it on my laptop and the resources worked perfectly on it. I really recommend this resources because it can make a big difference in your studying and understanding.

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Really informative course

Hannah Colmer

Really informative course and helped me refresh my memory of what I had learnt 25 years ok Thankyou

Really informative course and helped me refresh my memory of what I had learnt 25 years ok Thankyou

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professionalism; quality; value

Bushra Fatima

Training with Phoenix is the best move I’ve made for my career. I have no background in the industry and Phoenix offer level 2 and 3 which is exactly what I ...

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Training with Phoenix is the best move I’ve made for my career. I have no background in the industry and Phoenix offer level 2 and 3 which is exactly what I needed. Great course, in depth training and excellent information. I highly recommend Phoenix! Louise and her team are full of knowledge and the training in general is fantastic.

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