Welcome to the Nursing Aesthetics Learning Resources & Practice Tasks Page
Click on the link below for the Nursing Aesthetics course leaflet to gain information on entry requirements, course content, facilities and enrichment opportunities.
Welcome to the resources to help you prepare for your course at the Riverside College, Centre of Excellence in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you at enrolment and for you to start your course with us in September. This resource pack will offer you information on the Nursing Aesthetics course and enable you to complete some activities in preparation for joining us here at college.
The course: The course covers many different areas that are important when working with service users in a nursing capacity.
Here are just a few topics that you will be covering:
- Human Lifespan Development
- Anatomy and physiology
- Principles of safe practice
- Caring for individuals with Dementia
In addition to the above you will also gain a Level 2 Award in Massage and Skincare which will cover the following units.
- Health and safety
- Client care and communication
- Facial massage and Skin Care
Trips and Enrichment:
Your experience in college is not always in the classroom – We arrange many other activities that can take place out of the classroom and as soon as we are able to you will visit Universities and different Health and Social Care settings. One of our most recent trips was to Disneyland Paris, where students took part in a Health and Care seminar, did some sightseeing in Paris, and spent time in the Disney parks!
Additionally, you will be able to build up a portfolio of short courses in First Aid, Dementia awareness, Manual Handling, Autism and Counselling, and will have the opportunity to enter the UK Skills Nursing Competitions.
You will also get the opportunity to attend a workshop at Carlton Institute of Beauty, where you will have the chance to observe the most up to date non-invasive anti-aging treatments (a facial treatment that does not involve any cutting of the skin). This opportunity will increase your knowledge and understanding of the different non-invasive treatments being offered in skin clinics.
Futures Week: Every year, we hold an event called ‘Futures Week’, where you will have the opportunity to engage in interactive workshops, and hear from guest speakers, talking about their experience of working in Health and Social care. These sessions are great for you to develop understanding of various job roles working within the sector and some of the qualities and attributes that these jobs require.
Our guest speakers include:
- Cancer Specialists
- Children’s Nurses
- University Lecturers
- Mental health Nursing
Health and Wellbeing Conference: Each year, the college hosts a conference featuring a wide range of local health organisations and services, with representatives gathering to offer information and advice on a variety of local issues. This event offers our Students a wonderful chance to broaden their learning and potentially develop work, placement and volunteering opportunities.
Placement: On this course you will be given the opportunity to gain work experience in a Hospital setting, working alongside Nurses and other Health Professionals. It will also provide realistic, practical experience and the opportunity for you to develop your Nursing abilities and skills. Placements also give you the chance to experience different aspects of Nursing and potentially decide on a specific career path such as Children’s Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and ODP.
University Preparation: To continue progress on their Nursing Career after College, our Cadets are well supported in terms of their University Applications and we have a high success rate of learners getting onto the courses they want.
In these preparation resources, you will be completing some tasks to provide you with a wider understanding, knowledge and practical skills that you will be studying with us.
If you have any questions about enrolment, then please speak to the School Liaison team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about your course, please contact Lyn.email@example.com
Did you know – Each year we offer a number of Scholarships in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. If you were to gain a scholarship this entitles you to have your full kit and Uniform sponsored for the full year. Please contact us if you would like to know more about applying for a scholarship.
The resources we have put together will help you when you start your course. Some of the information you collect now, can be used to support your first project and practical assessments. Please ensure that all tasks are complete and handed in on the first day of induction.
Please read the tasks below and complete as much as you can
This is a cross section of the skin. The skin in the largest organ of the body and contains many parts that do specific jobs to keep us healthy.
Watch the You Tube clip
Write down 3 of the Skin Facts you found most Interesting!
Look at the diagram of the skin above and research each part of the Skin. After your research, please match up the Skin Part to the correct function.
Watch the YouTube clip to help you
- SWEAT GLAND
- FAT LAYER
- BLOOD CAPILLARIES
- NERVE ENDINGS
- HAIR BULB
- SEBACEOUS GLAND
- ARECTOR PILI MUSCLE
- HAIR FOLLICLE
- Regulates the bodies temperature, by releasing sweat if the body gets too hot.
- Bring oxygen and food (nutrients) to the areas of the body. It also takes away waste products.
- Carry sensory information and detects changes in the environment such as pain, heat and cold.
- Provides nutrition form the dermis to the Hair Bulb to help the Hair grow.
- Forms the base of the Hair follicle. It is here the living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft (the hair).
- They produce sebum (natural oil).This sebum lubricates and waterproofs the Skin and Hair.
- Lies beneath the epidermis. It is the thickest layer of the skin and contains all the living parts of the skin. It cushions the body from stress and strain.
- This muscle is attached to the hair follicle. When the body is cold this muscle contracts to try and keep the body warm. They are often called “goose bumps”.
- This is where the hair lives.
- Outer layer of the Skin. Its main function is to protect the body and acts as a barrier to harmful things such as UV radiation, Harmful chemicals and bacteria.
- The part of the Hair seen above the skin.
- This layer keeps the body warm and helps to store energy.
Watch the YouTube clip below
Once you have watched the video have fun making your own natural face mask which is suitable for all skin types. Discuss how your skin looked and felt after the mask had been removed.
Within Health and Social Care we study the whole human life span from birth to death, because this is such a large period of time and development is so vast we break the life span down in to life stages. It is important that you are aware of the different life stages that we will look at, in total there are seven stages in total.
Carry out some research to find out what each life stage is called, and give a little information about what happens during that stage – I have put down the age ranges for you and the ones that do not have ages, I have given you the first letter.
Using the hyperlink below, name the different areas of development and try and provide an example for each as you complete the following table
A career in Nursing/ Aesthetics.
There are so many exciting opportunities when you have completed your course
Please read the fact sheet at https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/practice-nurse and answer the following questions.
- What is the average salary for a nurse?
- What are the most important skills & knowledge you will need?
- List your day to tasks
- What could be your career progression once you have completed your Level 3 qualification?
Describe what would be your dream job once you are fully qualified.
We hope you have enjoyed these resources. Completing these resources will help you with your skills and knowledge tasks in your first term with us.
We look forward to seeing you in September. If you have any questions regarding these resources or your course in September, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Centre of Excellence in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy in September 2021. In the first week at College you will be taking part in practical and theory sessions, meeting your tutors, seeing old friends and making new ones.
Head of School